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Welcome to PitchVision Academy, your companion through your cricketing career. It's here we welcome all from the enthusiastic youngster to the old pro, to the coach still helping players long after the boots have been hung up. There is something here for everyone in cricket.

From batting and bowling to coaching and strength training, PitchVision Academy is your trusted source for better cricket. It has to be with big names like Kevin Pietersen, Nathan Bracken and Mark Garaway as part of the team of over 40 world-class mentors.

Want to be part of it? Just browse around and get the free email newsletter. Then use the advice in nets and at games. With online coaching of this quality, how can you do anything but succeed?

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Cricket Show S5 Episode 14: I Can Hear Garas Wind

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David Hinchliffe and Mark Garaway are joined by Sam Lavery and Burners to chat about wind. It's suprisingly interesting. But even if your boat is not floated, the team also cover finding a way to play, and going from net sessions to games seamlessly.

Burners sums it all up nicely though: "tosh!"

We just hope it's tosh that helps you improve. Listen in to find out.

Cricket Motivational Poster: The Hard Work is Not Done

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Here's a treat for you to print out as a reminder that the start of the season is not the end of your hard work. If you want all your winter efforts to be worth something, you need to be ready at the end of the season. Keep working hard.

The Coaching Kitchen: Create Better Cricketers by Becoming a Chef

Are you a cook or a chef?

I was asked exactly that at a recent symposium on talent identification. Weird?

A cook follows a recipe and ends up with a result that looks and tastes as intended.

Can You Really Use Notes to Make You a Better Cricketer?

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The pen is mightier than the bat.

Actually, it's not; but it's darn close.

I'm talking about the power of taking notes as you learn: Well established in the academic world but ignored in cricket.

Think of it this way: Wouldn't you like to better learn and retain the tips you read and watch on PitchVision Academy? When you are standing in the middle and wondering exactly what to do next, it would be great to use the computer in your head to produce a solution. Notes are a vital part of that process of getting stuff to "sink in".

In fact, it's a common theory that the main factor distinguishing good players from average players is their ability to learn.

So pick up that pen or iPhone, and start taking notes.

Bowl Faster with Better Training Timing

This is a guest article from Steffan Jones.

You're bowling speed can drop in a just a week.

It's no good training all winter for speed, coming to the start of the season and losing the vital physiological qualities that enable you to bowl quickly. That's why understanding the timing of training is crucial if you want to stop wasting your off-season.

How Freddie Flintoff is Helping to Build a New Cricket Education Tradition

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30% of English professional cricketers are private school educated, despite only 10% of people going through paid-education. The system works. It's a wonderful tradition.

That's a system that the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy (AFCA) has decided to bring to colleges with no cricketing tradition. A new scheme is set to have cricket at the centre of a fully rounded education, without the need to pay high fees.

I'm not going to lie, I wish there was a model like this when I was 16.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights 37: Confident Pull Shot

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Welcome to the PV/VIDEO Digest, your highlights summary of the weeks best videos from PitchVision Interactive

You can share these videos by email or onto facebook, and post your comments right here: From serious analysis to Friday fun. Here are the top videos uploaded from PitchVision systems around the world this week.

Cricket Show S5 Episode 13: The Batsman's Doosra

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The banter flows between David Hinchliffe, Mark Garaway, Burners and Sam Lavery (back with a sick note from his Mum). The team look at serious issues including the "batsman's doosra", the World Twenty20, and changing your fielding skill from dead cert fine leg to high class cover point.

Names galore are dropped as we tell stories about KP, Michael Bevan and Johnty Rhodes. And fun is had with Burner's top tips for fielding with a bad keeper and how to dunk a ginger nut in a hot drink.

It's all on this show, so download today!

How Kumar Sangakkara Used Hideous Batting Form to Win the World Twenty20

Kumar Sangakkara signed off his Twenty20 career with a Man of the Match performance steering Sri Lanka to World glory.

Yet entering final Sunday, Kumar was experiencing something every batsman feels: hideous batting form.

Sri Lanka had progressed to the final of the tournament despite Sangakkara scoring 19 runs at an average of 4.75. He was horribly out of form and couldn't buy a run.

We all know that feeling!

For most players, the downward spiral tends to continue, our scores remain low, our confidence is eroded on a daily basis and our emotions shift between dejection and desperation.

But this cycle did not happen to Kumar Sangakkara.

Quick Tip: Manage Your Fast Bowling with 742

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How much should you bowl?

All fast bowlers know that the more you bowl the better you get. We also know that the more you bowl, the greater you chance of injury. So every session is a balance between performance and preventing back, knee or shoulder issues.

The ECB has done a huge amount of research into the subject and have come up with a simple guideline for working out how much is too much and how much is just right: 7/4/2

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