Dad advice sharing thread.



  • @Paekakboyz apparently someone high up in NRU was keen on doing this as well (am guessing most boards had discussed what NH was doing prior as it was announced around the same time as NH, but was shot down quickly...so I think at some point NZR will make the decision for all unions)

    My boys team are at that all important U14 age this year, where it seems they are making it far too easy for kids not to play!

    We have boys in our team at 40kg, and I know one other team has 2 100kg kids, who are both athletes, not just big lumps!



  • @taniwharugby seems like people do agree that dropping participation levels are an issue, particularly through secondary age years. If they've got some solid info/data to back up that approach then all good. I would have thought NZR would get involved as part of the conversation, as having different unions drop in/out of any level of rep comps would have an impact on scheduling etc.



  • @JK said in Dad advice sharing thread.:

    Son is stepping up to hardball cricket this year. Its a year early for him so playing against older kids plus he's small so a little apprehensive but he dominated in his 8 a side T20 last year for year 3s and made the year 4 (a year up) rep squad.

    Any tips for the step up? Will be first time wearing pads, helmet etc.

    Had a bit of a net session with him on sat morning and to be honest I didnt like facing him that much with the add speed he gets bowling with the heavier ball. Couple of waist high full tosses came through and I was just happy to get out of the fkn way

    Time to start thinking about cricket again...

    Had the registrations email come through this week and looks like JKjnr can repeat under 10s so first year hardball or move up to under 11. Can see the benefit of both but leaning towards repeating under 10s to give him more time to improve his batting. Does mean he won’t be playing with most the team he played with last year and move away from a very encouraging coach which is a bit of a bugger



  • @JK has jnr given any indication of what he'd prefer?



  • @Paekakboyz said in Dad advice sharing thread.:

    @JK has jnr given any indication of what he'd prefer?

    Yeah he initially was keen to repeat U10 as bowling wont be as fast but he would also then need to deal with the shite bowling he encountered last year that sometime doesnt even land on the pitch!

    Anyway, since I've posted it looks like the 3 other lads in his team from last year are all keen to play under 11 (well thats what the parents say) so looks like we are going for that. Club said would apply for a dispensation from Auckland Cricket for them to play U11s BUT the kids would need to be available for Under 10 reps if selected



  • @JK said in Dad advice sharing thread.:

    Batting not as good as just doesnt hit the boundaries the other kids do

    Hadn't really looked at this thread but was just scrolling through -that is an even more pertinent comment from his last season given what has happened since. Need to fix that this year Dad, could cost us another World cup one day (kidding - would rather another Kane than Brendan).



  • That was a timely bump from JK. We have #2 on the way so I'll be looking to the fern collective for advice on how to manage two mini-humans!!



  • @Paekakboyz There might be better places to look bro. Just saying.
    Our advice on pretty much anything is usually questionable.

    And congrats. And good luck.



  • @Snowy hey, even getting advice to weigh down one end of the 'things to do' scale is useful!

    I think the 'usually' was surplus to requirements 🙂

    Cheers!!



  • @Paekakboyz said in Dad advice sharing thread.:

    That was a timely bump from JK. We have #2 on the way so I'll be looking to the fern collective for advice on how to manage two mini-humans!!

    Congrats mate!


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