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The Pathways Scheme

In the winter months the YCB, supported by local coaches, organise centres of excellence for elite development of boys and girls who have the ability and desire to progress in the game.  Only a very few will become professional players and the main outcome of higher level coaching is to improve the stock of quality club players.


Pathways Nominations

Every club receives Pathways nomination forms from the YCB which could potentially lead to Representative District Cricket organised by the YCB at U13, U14 and U15 levels.  The local Coaches Association should be contact for advice and details can be found on www.yorkshirecb.com



Other Schemes

York Coaches and Local Development Groups are committed to provide other opportunities for player development. At club level more talented boys can easily be held back by not being stretched by the players around them. If he or she can receive coaching with other above average performers it will accelerate and enhance development. If a club has any youngsters showing above average ability they should be put forward for such schemes.


Other Schemes Nominations

To find out about, and influence, what is on offer, clubs should participate in their Local Development Groups.  They should also ensure their coaches are members of the ECB Coaches Association and engage with their local association.



Other Representative Sides

York & District Junior Representative cricket is an independent organisation that enters York area sides in the Yorkshire Junior
Festival of Cricket at U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17 (Joe Lumb) and Vale League clubs are welcome to nominate their talented juniors for any of these teams.
The East Yorkshire Cricket Association also enters teams in the competition and Vale clubs in the East Riding may nominate players. In the first instance contact Mike Wellock (Garnshaw@msn.com), tel: 01430871252.  


Girls' Schemes

Bronze Pathway centres for girls run at Barnsley, Boroughbridge, Hull and Menston.  Any girls showing interest in and promise of being able to progress should, in the first instance be referred to one of the four Women and Girls Development Groups.  Information can be obtained from the Yorkshire Women’s Cricket web-site: wwwyorkshirewca.co.uk



Find out more

Check out the YCB website: www.yorkshirecb.com

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