rookie camp

 

As part of a comprehensive transitions programme, the PCA & ECB’s Personal Development and Welfare Programme (PDWP),  run an annual Rookie Camp to celebrate the achievement of reaching pro status and formally induct players into the Professional game of Cricket in England and Wales. 

The camps are an opportunity to bring all newly signed Professional Players to a central location and give them the chance to explore and develop their understanding of their role as a Professional Cricketer and the minimum standards expected of them, on and off the pitch and also to explain the comprehensive  support network on offer to help them.

Areas covered:

  • Introduction to the reality of being a Professional Cricketer

  • Emotional Intelligence - The importance of Perspective and self-awareness

  • Managing yourself as a Business – Negotiation, Financial Management, Role and need of an Agent

  • Media Management

  • Personal Responsibility/ Discipline The Law and spirit of cricket

  • Personal Development Plans – managing aspirations, winter plans

  • Role of PCA Player Services (Insurance, Education, Benevolent Fund, Confidential support)

  • Role Model/Ambassador – long timer

  • Addictive Behaviours – the signs and symptoms – ‘where to turn’.


Full presentations and video clips below:

 

 
 
 

rookie camp
2014 video

 

ROOKIE CAMP
 2012 VIDEO

 

ROOKIE CAMP
2011 VIDEO

 

 

             

Rookie intro

   Rookie Presentation
  Anti-Corruption
   
           

ROOKIE
CAMP INTRO

 

ADDICTIVE
BEHAVIOUR

 

ANTI-CORRUPTION

& GAMBLING

   
         

Descipline

  Negotiator Presentation
  Player Services
   

DISCIPLINE IN

THE GAME

 

NEGOTIATION

 

PLAYER SERVICES

 
             

 

Addictive Behaviours

 

An Introduction

 

 
 

Role Plays

 

     
 
               
         

 
     
 
         

 
   

 
               

PREVIOUS Player Quotes

“The day was very beneficial. There was a lot of information on offer to help us equip ourselves for being professional cricketers but also helped us understand more about the PCA.”  David Burton – Northants

“It was a good day, very relevant and showed there is a lot more to being a professional cricketer than I first thought.” Tom Craddock – Essex

“Very good and I took a lot of interesting things from the sessions. Helped me to think about the future.” Arron Lilley – Lancashire