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PitchVision: Coach of the Year

Welcome to PitchVision. The PitchVision Coach of the Year competition has reached it's peak. Every year PitchVision salutes the best coaches from around the world, in tribute to the hard work done every day.

It's because we have an equal passion for coaching here, with regular articles and video alongside a weekly podcast, all dedicated to the great game of cricket, and making it more fun and successful for everyone!

David Hinchliffe - Director of Coaching

Graham Gooch
James Anderson
Monty Desai
Michael Bevan - Finisher
JP Duminy Official Cricket CoursesMike BrearleyCricMax
Desmond HaynesCricket AsylumComplete Cricketer
Mark GarawayIain BrunnschweilerDavid Hinchliffe
Derek RandallMenno GazendamRob Ahmun
Kevin PietersenStacey HarrisAakash Chopra

JOBS: Coach and Duty Officer - Lancashire CCC Indoor Centre

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Closing date: 9th February 2014
Full Time 35 hours per week. Immediate start available Salary commensurate with experience
Emirates Old Trafford is a prestigious International and County Cricket organisation which is developing a reputation as a world class cricketing and entertainment venue.  We are focused on continuing to provide the highest standards of excellence at all levels of cricket from ‘playground to Test arena’, proudly being the home of one of the most famous County Cricket Clubs. 

Video: Make Cricket Coaching Easy with Drills from the Experts

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In this video Iain Brunnschweiler talks about how he bridges the gap between the enthusiastic dad coach and the professional arm of cricket.

The problem is that club coaches have plenty of energy and enthusiasm, but lack the skills and gear of the professional coaches.

So Brunchy talks about why he produced the Inspired Cricket Manual and Fun Size video drills: to make practice and match warm ups more fun and more effective through established tips and drills.

He also reveals an exclusive drill to improve the high catching of young cricketers!

Watch the video then click here to find out more about how Inspired Cricket can inspire your team to "EPIC" levels.

Turbo Boost Net Practice with Iain Brunnschweiler

If your nets have got a bit dull and lifeless, you need to fit a turbo boost, courtesy of England Performance Programme Coach, Iain Brunnschweiler.

Right now "Brunchy" is realising a 6 week series of coaching sessions that anyone can take to nets to make the sessions fun, exciting sessions that will lead to better cricket from you and your team.

The latest one is out today so click here to get this week's session instantly.

JOBS: Assistant Groundsman - Yorkshire CCC

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Closing date: 31st Janury 2014

Yorkshire County Cricket Club invites applications for the role of Assistant Groundsman to undertake duties at Headingley Cricket Ground and Weetwood Sports Ground (the home of Yorkshire CCC Academy).

Role & Responsibilities
- Undertake duties at Headingley or Weetwood as requested by Assistant Head Groundsman.
- Assist in the preparation of First class surfaces for both match and practice at Headingley and Weetwood.

JOBS: Director of Cricket - Bedford School

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Closing date: 24th Feb 2014

Bedford School is looking for an outstanding candidate for September 2014, to direct cricket coaching and player development at all levels throughout the school. It is expected that the successful candidate will have coached and/or played cricket to a very high standard.

The role would suit an individual seeking to become a full-time coach or a teacher, who may wish to continue with a considerably reduced academic timetable alongside their extensive coaching commitments.

The School has a very strong cricket tradition, motivated boys, excellent facilities and equipment, a dedicated Coaching Team and an ambition to succeed at the highest level. 

3 Lazy Ways to Score More Runs

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There's no doubt that learning the craft of batting is a long road. So why not take a couple of shortcuts?

Here are three simple, streetwise ways that you can score more runs without spending hours in the nets grooving your drives. Yeah they are a bit lazy, but things are tough enough, you can use a helping hand.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights 26: What a Way to Go

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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 5 videos uploaded from PitchVision systems around the world this week.

4 Simple Steps to Having a Stellar Cricket Season

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This is an exclusive excerpt from the Countdown to Summer eBook available for instant download on PitchVision Academy.

Everyone knows how important goals are to success during the season. What if you could use the same idea to make your pre-season go with a bang too?

It's often overlooked that the run up to the summer needs clear goals too. You might not be scoring runs and taking wickets, but you still need a focus, and writing down your preseason goals provides that.

So take up your pen and paper and start planning your preseason too.

Here are the questions you need to ask to get your goals in place:

The Most Effective Coaches Have the Most Resources at Their Disposal

Last week, I wrote an article which led to significant debate on the site. This is brilliant, exactly what we are looking for.

The drill that I wrote about was an option to use when you’re faced with a fast bowler who sweeps the back leg under the line of their body going into Back Foot Contact (BFC). Pitchvision Academy fast bowling coach, Ian Pont gave some views and opinions in the comments section and offered another set of drills that can help bowlers to deal with the same technical challenge.

Quick Tip: Take the Strain Out of Preseason

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For many, now is the time that the serious preseason work begins and hope for the new season turns to hard work in the nets.

As a PitchVision Academy reader you already know that standard net practice is not great, and you want to make to most of your time, but you also don't want to spend hours researching and planning things.

So put up your feet and let us do the work for you... at least the research part. You still have to do the nets part yourself.