Coach "Runmakers" with Graham Gooch and PitchVision

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Graham Gooch is a batting legend. The Englishman is the most recent addition to the PitchVision Academy coaching panel where he shows other coaches how to develop beyond mere batsmen and make pure "runmakers". If you are a coach and you want your players to bat better, click here for details.

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What All Coaches Learn from How the World Cup Was Won

I know you heard me say it weeks ago: The World Cup final would be played between Australia and New Zealand. It wasn't a lucky guess at all. Both nations have a whole heap of things in place to make that 2015 World Cup Final pairing almost a formality in my mind.

This is my guide to how the World Cup was won.

Use This Simple Method To Improve Every Practice

Iain Brunnschweiler knows his stuff. He is England Development Programme Coach and runs Inspired Cricket. What coach or player wouldn't want to pick his brains?

That's exactly what PitchVision Academy did recently. In frustration at seeing net sessions wasted, I turned to Brunchy for some advice, and his answer was so simple it shocked me.

OUT NOW: Exclusive Online Coaching with Graham Gooch

From today, Runmaker, the cricket coaches guide to developing high-class batsmen and runmakers from Graham Gooch , is available exclusively on PitchVision Academy.

Click here for full details.

The man with over 67,000 professional runs has - for almost 30 years - coached batsmen for both Essex and England to emulate his technical knowledge, powers of concentration and incredible work-ethic. Now, through his streaming video course, he will show you how to develop the next generation built for scoring reliable, "daddy" innings in all situations.

To do this, Gooch has developed a system of player development that brings out the best technical skill, attitude and concentration in each individual. If you coach batsmen at any level, the Runmaker system shows you how to get the best from them no matter what their personality and individual skill.

All the streaming videos are split into chapters to make it totally relevant to your needs, and the accompanying eBook lets you take the advice anywhere:

  • Batting drills used by Gooch
  • The technical "non-negotiables" of batting
  • Ways to deal with talented but difficult players
  • A systematic coaching method that covers the four most important aspects of coaching runmakers
  • Ways to coach a better work ethic into batters

The course was filmed at the Essex County Ground, with detailed streaming video demonstrations of techniques and drills alongside an insightful interview that taps deeply into Gooch's thinking as a coach.

Unlike a traditional coaching manual or DVD, you can interact with others on the course, take on the advice and video tips and apply them immediately. The eBook can be downloaded and read anywhere, any time.

It's a coaching masterclass.

Video: Graham Gooch on Coaching Batsmen

Graham Gooch scored over 8,000 Test runs and, since retiring has been teaching batsmen at Essex and England to emulate his efforts. Here's a short video with some of his tips and insights.

This is the second part of the interview filmed at the County Ground in Chelmsford. This time we talked about how to coach runmakers in nets. Here is the video:

Cricket Show 303: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was,

"The Australian season is now over for most, and we're moving into the off season. When training alone you can do plenty of fitness work or bowling, but what options do we have to work on our batting at this time of year?"

Cricket Show S6 Episode 12: Turning Inside Out

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Sam Lavery joins David Hinchliffe to talk about moving from indoor to outdoor training. Mark Garaway arrives late to flip it around and talk about what happens at the end of the season. There are plenty of ideas whatever end of the season you are at around now.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: On It in a Flash

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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.

Quick Tip: How To Deal With Criticism

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Nobody likes criticism. We are wired to treat negative feedback as a threat. We get defensive and often dont listen to the answer, even if the critique is correct and useful.

So, how do you better take criticism and use it to move forward?

Ask This One Question To Better Know Your Cricket Team

I am building a new team at Millfield School this year. This is a huge challenge for the coach, captain and the players who will make up that team.

Whilst I have worked individually with a couple of the players in the one to one programme, I am starting from scratch with 9 of the group. The brutal reality is that we have a 10 week period together to form a team and to work towards playing some really good cricket together.

With that, I was searching for a way to get a deeper understanding of the players within the squad so I "borrowed" a great trick from Olympian swimmer Euan Dale.

What Can This Depressed Changing Room Story Tell You?

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Here's a story that might make you think.

Not long ago I was playing in an away match in a team with a lot of younger players. Unusually, I was late and arrived close to the start time. We had already tossed and were about 10 minutes from going into the field.

Nobody had warmed up.

Not a gentle throw on the outfield. Not a few half-hearted slip catches. Nothing.

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