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Development Squads

Croquet New Zealand has a number of Squads which are part of the overall development pathways available to players.  Some are selected squads and some are open entry (self-nominated) squads

Selected Squads

  • High Performance Squads
  • GC Top 6 U21 Squad
  • U21 Squad
  • Youth Squad

(more on these in the HP Squads section)

 

Open Entry Development Squads

  • Bronze Development Squad
  • Silver Development Squad
  • Gold Development Squads

 

Information for Open Entry Squads for 2016/17 Season

 

CNZ BRONZE DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

Open Entry

The Bronze Development Squad will target the objective of achieving a CNZ Bronze Merit Award, ie Completion of a break of 10 hoops or more with or without bisques in a tournament game that is won.

The CNZ Bronze Development Squad is open to registration by any player who fulfils the following criteria:

  • Be a fully paid up member of a Croquet Club in New Zealand and an affiliated member of CNZ.
  • Have not previously achieved a CNZ Merit Award.
  • Should have an AC handicap in the range of 16-24
  • Possess an understanding of association croquet shot sequences and basic break play concepts.
  • Be willing to participate in the following;
  1. 1 Bronze Development coaching session (see below)
  2. CNZ Arthur Ross competitions and at least 1 other CNZ AC Tier 3 tournament in the current season.
  3. Email communications with the squad convenor and/or their coach.

A Clubhouse fee of $5 per day which includes light refreshments is payable to the host venue.

Tournament entry fees and any other costs associated with participating in development squad activities are payable by the participant.

If you wish to participate in this Squad, then please register with Croquet NZ to admin@croquet.org.nz, including your name, AC Handicap, present Index, the club you are a member of, and a brief playing history, and consent for this information to be used by CNZ for future promotion of the squad and squad member’s achievements.

 

CNZ SILVER DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

Open Entry

The Silver Development Squad will target the objective of achieving a CNZ Silver Merit Award, ie Completion of a break of 12 hoops or more without bisques in a tournament game that is won.

The CNZ Silver Development Squad is open to registration by any player who fulfils the following criteria:

  • Be a fully paid up member of a Croquet Club in New Zealand and an affiliated member of CNZ.
  • Have previously achieved a CNZ Bronze Merit Award or be capable of demonstrating the playing requirements of a Bronze Award.
  • Should have an AC handicap in the range of 4-16
  • Possess an understanding of association croquet shot sequences and basic break play concepts.
  • Be willing to participate in the following:
  1. 1 Silver Development coaching session (see below)
  2. CNZ Arthur Ross competitions and at least 1 other CNZ AC tournament in the current season
  3. Email communications with the squad convenor and/or their coach.

A Clubhouse fee of $5 per day which includes light refreshments is payable to the host venue.

Tournament entry fees and any other costs associated with participating in development squad activities are payable by the participant.

If you wish to nominate yourself for this Squad, then please register with Croquet NZ to admin@croquet.org.nz, including your name, AC Handicap, present Index, the club you are a member of, and a brief playing history, and consent for this information to be used by CNZ for future promotion of the squad and squad member’s achievements.

 

CNZ GOLD DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

Open Entry

The Gold Development Squad will target the objective of achieving a CNZ Gold Merit Award, ie Completion of a triple peel in a tournament game that is won.

The CNZ Gold Development Squad is open to registration by any player who fulfils the following criteria:

  • Be a fully paid up member of a Croquet Club in New Zealand and an affiliated member of CNZ;
  • Have previously achieved a CNZ Silver Merit Award and be capable of demonstrating a good understanding of the 3 and 4 ball break;
  • Should have an AC handicap in the range of 0 to 4
  • Be willing to participate in the following;
  1. Gold Development coaching session (see below)
  2. CNZ Arthur Ross competitions and at least 2 other CNZ AC tournaments in the current season.
  3. Regular email communications with the squad convenor and/or their coach.

A Clubhouse fee of $5 per day which includes light refreshments is payable to the host venue.

Tournament entry fees and any other costs associated with participating in development squad activities are payable by the participant.

If you wish to nominate yourself for this Squad, then please register with Croquet NZ to admin@croquet.org.nz, including your name, AC Handicap, present Index, the club you are a member of, and a brief playing history, and consent for this information to be used by CNZ for future promotion of the squad and squad member’s achievements.

 

 

 

2016/17 Bronze, Silver & Gold Development Squad Coaching Sessions

All commence at 9.30am

 

Bronze Development Squad:

 

7 September 2016         Leamington (Cambridge)

12 September 2016       Wellington/Kelburn tbc

19 September 2016      St James (Christchurch)

 

Silver Development Squad:

 

8 September 2016       Leamington (Cambridge)

13 September 2016      Petone

20 September 2016       St James (Christchurch)

 

Gold Development Squad:

 

9-10 September 2016     Pukekohe

14-15 September 2016    Paraparaumu

21-22 September 2016     United