PitchVision Academy | Cricket coaching, fitness and tips

PitchVision: Improve Your Cricket

Do you want to grow your cricket? Then PitchVision is the home of online coaching and self-improvement in the game. Bring your "growth mindset" to better technique, better tactics, more skill and a winning team. All these things are possible if you play the game to improve rather than prove.

Read, watch, listen, work, improve. That's the PitchVision way.

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

Cricket Show S5 Episode 20: I'm Used to Six Balls in an Over

Filed in:
PitchVision Academy - PitchVision Academy Cricket Show 263.mp3
32.56 MB

Mark Garaway joins David Hinchliffe to talk about playing and coaching cricket.

The show kicks off with discussion on a couple of #garasgold articles about the cost of extras and the 40 run consequence net.

We catch up with the work being done at the Chris Gayle Academy in London.

Finally we discuss questions of the difference between "backyard" and "normal" run up for a leg spinner, and help a coach set some fitness standards for his team of 17-15 year old players.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Well Bowled

Filed in:

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: Reframe the Rain

Filed in:

We all have to play in wet conditions.

The ball slips out of your hand because it's so slippy. Nothing swings. It's hard to bat. You are more likely to fall in the field. It's a nightmare.

But it's also an opportunity.

Sure, you don't have to enjoy it. It's not easy, but it is a test of your skills. It's also a test of your character. Can you hunker down, show some grit and "put in a shift"?

There is chance you will fail because the odds are against you. But there is an equally fair chance your opponents will mess up just as bad.

All you have to do to win is make fewer mistakes.

What a chance, especially against strong opposition.

So set your wet weather tactics correctly.

Make sure and practice in the rain.

Work on your luck skills

And get on with it!

You'll be surprised how far a positive frame will take you.

Use These Questions to Create Vaughan's 10 Captains

Rewind to 2004 and a moment that struck a chord with world-class cricketers.

When Michael Vaughan took over as England captain, he said that he wanted 10 other captains out on that pitch with him every day.

Very soon that group of England players were winning Test match after Test match on their way to Ashes success. As a group of coaches, we felt that there was a minimum of 9 captains on the field at any one time.

PitchVision is Hiring

Filed in:

As you know, PitchVision Academy is tightly integrated into the PitchVision family of cricket performance technology. The company - at the cutting edge of development in sports analysis and data capture applications - is growing rapidly and needs new web developers and engineers.

All positions are based at the company's India Design & IT Offices in Gurgaon, Haryana.

Become a Better Fielding Side with Tables

Filed in:

Here are some things we know for sure:

Catches win matches. 15 runs makes the difference between a tight loss and a comfortable win. Everyone remembers the moment the game turned on a brilliant piece of fielding.

I bet you are thinking of one right now.

These are things we know, things that the coach says again and again (especially after we drop a couple). Yet still there is no accepted measure of fielding skill like batting or bowling average.

No wonder some players - no you, others - don't fancy it.

What's in it for them apart from the wishy-washy talk about "doing it for the team"? They scoff and head back into the nets to put another couple of points on the average.

How to Look After a Cricket Ball to Make it Swing: Your Print and Keep Guide

Filed in:

Swing is such a powerful weapon, yet there is a clear trend in the game away from keeping the ball shiny.

We know so much more about the science of swing than we did 10 years ago, but traditions from the old days remain, keeping the ball straight as an arrow when it could be hooping round corners. This simple guide will help you and your team get more of the latter:

How to Score Fast and Hit Clean like Yusuf Pathan

15 balls.

That's how long it took Yusuf Pathan to reach the fastest fifty in IPL history. He hit Dale Steyn for twenty six in an over. It was a thoroughly modern display of power batting.

What happened in the 22 ball innings tells a story of batting, a story that can teach you a thing or two.

Cricket Show 262: Competition Winner

Filed in:

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

The winning question was:

"I am a killer batsman to almost all types of bowling. My only problem is spin. If the bowler bowls spin really fast, then the problem arrives. I can't judge the line and length of the ball. I can't play front foot on spin bowling. Funnily, yorker balls do not pose much challenge to me."

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.

Do Your Bit: 24 Hour Charity Netathon

Filed in:

Want to do your bit for charity while playing cricket?

Cricket Onside are giving you the chance with the charity fundraising "netathon" at the Cricket Asylum indoor nets in West Yorkshire.