Purpose

We practice to improve our game. We train with intent, striving to be the best we can be as individuals and as a club.

Players are required to train twice a week. Training sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Chatswood Oval from 4:45pm to 7:30pm. Equipment is available to work on all aspects of your game including batting, bowling, fielding and fitness

Nick Miller and I will be at all sessions, whilst Matt Nicholson, Mark Atkinson, Mark O’Neill, Brett Hunter and James Kennedy will be around to help with their specialties at different sessions. They are all very approachable so feel free to discuss any part of the game with them. Equipment for drills will be laid out across the ground. Please ensure we are using the space and equipment available across the oval.

Setting up and Completion

Players are expected to be at training until its completion unless they have spoken with the coaches and their captain. We know some cannot make training until a bit later, but those that can arrive on time to set up nets are appreciated with many hands making light work. Players will put equipment away and nets down at the completion of training. Each captain (or nominated person) will take the ‘team kit’ each Thursday.

Contingencies & Communications

Training is always on unless otherwise advised via TeamApp and Facebook. You need to communicate with your captain if you cannot make training. Whilst it’s understandable that you cannot attend training occasionally, it is a crucial part of improving your game. Please note that attendance at training can weigh in on selection. If the nets are unavailable due to rain, we will use the ground to work on our fielding and fitness. If required, other arrangements will be made via coach and captain.

Dress Code

Official Gordon training gear is to be worn at all training sessions.

Safety

For the safety of our all players there are a few basic rules;

  1. Do not turn your back on the nets.
  2. Be aware of your surroundings during fielding drills. For example, be aware of players involved in another drill that would overlap and be aware of those walking around the oval if you are doing slips catching drills.

Parking

If you decide to park inside the gates, don’t disrupt training by asking other players to move their car so you can leave.

 

Elliot Richtor

GDCC Head Coach