Player Pathways

The South Australian Cricket Association’s High Performance pathway is designed to ensure men, women, boys and girls are given every opportunity to excel. Several programs are in place to drive player development and elite competition throughout South Australia. SACA has a strong focus on the development of young players, with boys and girls throughout the State encouraged to compete in youth squads and elite competitions.

There is the State Pathway Academy program, which has been established to assist cricketers transition from underage State teams and Premier Cricket into senior State squads and beyond. Selected players will be provided with an opportunity to prepare and progress to a higher level of cricket. The aim is for players to successfully transition from Premier Cricket into First Class cricket and to contribute to South Australia winning games of First Class and List A cricket.


SACA also fields teams in each of the underage championships co-ordinated by Cricket Australia and School Sports Australia. Involvement in the championships is an integral part of the Cricket Australia player pathway program, with a number of current Australian cricketers having previously played at under-age level.

Stay tuned to the SACA website and socials to see the announcement of SACA's youth squads each season. 



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