Skyrocket Your Batting Coaching with England's Leading Runmaker

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The latest coach in the line up is a legend: Graham Gooch. Goochie is England's most prolific batsman, and has coached Essex and England players for 20 years, with many going on to huge success themselves. Now he wants to show you exactly how he does it in his new online coaching course, Runmaker. Click here for details.

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Move from Indoor Nets to Outdoor Skills with This Batting Drill

The transition from indoor - with the ball coming on to the bat, being able to hit on the up - to outdoor surfaces with slower decks, seam and variable bounce is a tricky one for any batter.

Here is an indoor drill (elements can also be used outdoors) to help batsmen build skill and a precise mental approach.

It really works.

6 Proven Bowling Practices That Are Better than Having Nets

Nets are used poorly by bowlers.

The net is the "Swiss Army knife" of cricket training: Players who stick to just using the knife are ignoring the screwdriver, corkscrew and bottle opener at their cost. With the right drills, nets develop technical, tactical and mental skills as a bowler.

But it doesn't happen by magic. If you turn up to nets, wait for your chance to bowl and fire a few balls down for the batsman to slog you won't get better at bowling. In fact, the best you can hope for is just to stop from getting worse.

So don't waste net sessions. Use the right tool for the job.

Target Batting: How to Use a Bowling Drill to Score More Runs

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Here's a simple way to adapt a bowling drill so it can be used by batsmen.

Cricket Show 299: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was,

"I am a top order batsman. My boundary shots always falls 10ft short. But my short do travel a lot into the air. So I am covering the high but losing distance. how can I improve my shots to cover the distance?"

Can Stefan Bellof Improve Your Cricket In Wet Conditions?

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Who is Stefan Bellof?

He's not a expert groundsman who specialises in dealing with Asian conditions.

He's not a new age coach who as formulated a statistical analysis of shot success rates in varied environments.

Stefan Bellof was the master of the wet weather track in F1. At least he was for one Monaco Grand Prix back in 1984!

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: The Leggie Gets To Work

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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 S6 Episode 8: Waggle That Joystick

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Mark Garaway reveals his misspent youth to Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe on the premier cricket coaching podcast. It's all about hitting AB on that old school console controller!

There's also plenty of cricket coaching chat. The show begins with a discussion on "Action Types" and how they can help cricketers. We cover the basics, and to find out more, go to the action types site here.

Then there are questions on batting in 1.5 day cricket (4 sessions) and how to clear the ropes when your shots fall 10 feet short.

As always, the team would be delighted for you to listen and send in your feedback.

Quick Tip: Instantly Have 100% Cricket Confidence

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I am loving the insights from The Chimp Paradox by psychologist Steve Peters at the moment. Here's a cracker from the book:

You can instantly gain 100% confidence with one change of mindset.

We all assume confidence is the result of success. And you can certainly gain confidence in this way. It's what Mark Garaway calls "robust confidence" because you have proven your ability to yourself.

But what if you are not 100% confident in your ability?

Save Your Season By Making Your Culture Worth Catching

Malcolm Marshall coached a team I played in as a pro. We had played badly for the 3rd game in a row. The great man asked us if "our attitude was worth catching?"

We were being challenged because our professionalism and character had been lacking. It was a great question which made most of us reflect and - ultimately - turn our season around.

As coaches, we should have a good attitude. We are leaders whose role is to inspire and shape teams and environments.

So, the question that I ask of coaches is not about attitude: I ask "is your culture worth catching?"

Graham Gooch: How to Coach Batting Concentration

This article is an excerpt from the Graham Gooch Runmaker eBook available on PitchVision Academy. For more details, click here.

Anyone can score 30 if they can play a bit, but to make a big score your concentration has to be better and stronger. Whether it's a long match, one day match or even Twenty20, it doesn't matter. If concentration is sharp, alert and in tip top nick, then you make less mistakes.

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