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As you may have noticed, we are posting a lot more video tips recently. The idea is to help you more clearly understanding the coaching advice, as well as get an insight into the PitchVision technology that is the cornerstone of coaching. Take some time to go over the videos section and enjoy what we have done. And, if you have any questions that you want answered in a video, please drop us a line.

There is also daily advice through our normal articles and podcasts, with a huge archive stretching back to 2006 for you to find answers on any cricket coaching or playing topic. And if you still can't find what you want? Then the team are a friendly bunch. Drop us a line for a chat about cricket any time. Welcome to the community.

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Graphic: Balancing Batting Tradition with Creative Shots

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If you ever wonder how much you should practice traditional shots and creative new shots, answer the four questions in this graphic and get your answer (with thanks to Sam Lavery for the information).

Cricket Show S6 Episode 46: Williamson vs. Taylor

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe discuss the differences between Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, and how that can help you improve your batting.

There is also cricket chat on becoming an overnight success compared to slow, painful progress and ways to get more drift as a spinner.

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Batting Drill: Clearer Decision Making Against Spin

I ran a batting session the other day. We focused on how to use multiple shot options against spinners.

We had a net and a bucket of cricket balls. We also used cones for marking areas or fielders and a whiteboard for scoring progress. Tom was the batter. Garas was the coach!

Quick Tip: Improve Your Straight Drive Power with a Strong Wrist

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One common thing I see a lot with batsmen is a "broken" wrist.

Not damage to then bone, but instead the wrist has wrapped itself around the bat when you drive.

Can You Exploit this Loophole to Get a World-Class Cricket Education?

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What do you if you are desperate to get into professional cricket but also need an education?

That's the dilemma of millions of young cricketers around the world, especially if you are from India, where the pressure from parents to get a trade as an engineer or business manager are as strong as the passion for the game. It's a regular question sent in here to PitchVision Academy; how do I choose?

What if you didn't have to choose at at all?

Look the Part: How Your Image Makes You a Better Cricketer

Here's an inconvenient truth: Your image is important to your cricket.

Naturally, results always come first. It doesn't matter what you look like if you are scoring hundreds then bowling out the opposition top six before catching the rest at slip. But if want a chance, you absolutely have to "look and act the part".

Cricket Show 337: Competition Winner

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This week's winner of the Cricket Show podcast question competition is Ravi. He wins a free coaching course from PitchVision Academy.

The winning question was,

4 Reasons You Should be Ashamed of Coaching Without Data

You write brilliant coaching plans. The players you coach are engaged and enjoy your sessions. Parents couldn’t be happier with you.

So what?

The coaching world is shifting towards real evidence. Being a great people-person is no longer enough for the coach who wants to develop players to their highest potential.

How to Set Up a New Venue in PitchVision

This is a quick guide to setting up PitchVision at a new venue. The first time you use PitchVision at a new place, you need to tell it where it is. This vital step is simple and easy.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 45: Goodbye Mitch

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe offer up a tribute to Mitchell Johnson, and some lessons from his career that young bowlers can take to heart if they want to bowl faster.

Then, attention turns to questions of keeping fit when you can't be bothered with the gym, and some innovative ideas for wicketkeepers to get an advantage. There is more audio cricket goodness than you can handle!

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