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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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How the Best Cricketers Improve Quickly

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Why do some people pick up cricket skills better and faster than others?

Talent? Maybe.

Grit? Possibly.

Knowing yourself? Absolutely.

Don't panic, I'm not suggesting you disappear for 7 years on a journey of discovery to confront your guilt and become a Ninjitsu master like Batman. Learning how you learn is simply a matter of trying things until you find the methods that click with you most quickly. Everyone is different, so keep trying; you'll find several that work.

Cricket Show 278: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"3 months ago while I was fielding at cover I slipped and tore my anterior cruciate ligament in the right knee. While all this time in bedrest I have gained a lot of weight and lost my stamina to stay fresh in any game. Please suggest me tips to strengthen up and also aid weight loss. My cricket season starts from November thus I have to lose weight and get back to my best to get selected in the team?"

Listen to the panels answer to his question here.

To enter your own question for the chance to win your choice of online coaching course send your questions in here.

Here is Your Cricket Season Wrap Up Checklist

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Coach Sam Lavery talks about post-season planning before you put your gear away for a few months.

As the season comes to an end, regaining evenings and weekends is an attractive prospect. But as the final match passes, is is there still one final push we can give?

Absolutely! The final wrap up of the season is as valuable as those last words before you players take to the field for their first game.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: He's So Ready to Hit It

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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 35: Indian Bullseye

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Mark Garaway is on a campaign for mixing up formats at club and school level. More two day games is his mantra, so David Hinchliffe and Sam Lavery grill the Director of Coaching at Millfield School about his ideas.

The team also help a player who is threatened with being dropped because of his slingly bowling action. Seems unfair? We give him a solution that will keep everyone happy. Plus, we help a guy with a deadline come back from injury before his season starts. The pressure is on to be ready, but can it be done in time?

Listen now!

This 5 Step Post-Season Review Creates Independent Thinking Cricketers

I love the post-season time of year. players are reflective about the season just gone and, in the UK, we see this as a hugely important development phase leading up to Christmas.

As always, we start with a good review that puts things into a stark light. The immediate period at the end of a season is the perfect time to do this. Here is how I go about it with my players.

Our post season review meetings have 5 elements to them:

Quick Tip: Stand Up

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One of the fitness features of the Apple Watch is an app that tracks how much you stand up. Think that won't help your cricket? think again.

What the Apple Watch and iPhone 6 Mean for Cricket

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There is no doubt that technology is an important part of cricket, even at grass-roots level. That means when Apple make a product announcement, players and coaches interested in getting an edge should listen to what they have to say.

Yesterday, Apple announced the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch.

Look at the track record of technology in cricket, and Apple in particular, and you can see it's ever growing influence. Coaches and scorers have iPads, players use iPhones and other smart phones as the most portable of computers. Add to this innovations like bowling machines and PitchVision and you see that technology is already a huge part of cricket.

So, the important question is; do these new devices signal a change in the landscape, and if so how can you tap into their power?

Taking a Break: When Less Cricket is Better

Cricket is awesome. More cricket is more awesome, right?

Wrong.

If you want to be a cricketer, there is a balance to be had between playing, practising and doing something else completely. We know from the top level that burnout is a very real issue.

And it can happen to you as well.

Here is how you can use the power of rest and recovery to become a more powerful player.

Cricket Show 277: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"I've got a good leg break with lots of side spin, and a pretty decent top spinner, but I find it really hard to bowl the googly, can anyone give me some suggestions?"

Listen to the panels answer to his question here.

To enter your own question for the chance to win your choice of online coaching course send your questions in here.

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