Become a Cricketer with IPL Coach Monty Desai and PitchVision

Welcome to PitchVision Academy, your complete, ever-updated guide to coaching better cricket.

One of our most popular topics is finding out how to become a cricketer. So we went right to the source and filmed a coaching course with esteemed coach Monty Desai. Monty is an Academy coach and Talent Scout at Rajasthan Royals where he produces state, regional and Indian cricketers. For the first time you can join the inner circle and find out how the magic happens too. Click here for details.

Alongside Monty, there are over 40 more coaches with huge experience to help you improve your player's batting, bowling and fielding. You can explore the site for more. If you like what you see, you can get the free newsletter here. Welcome to the community.

 

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CRICKET JOBS: Business Development Director - Notts CB (UK)

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Closing date: 23rd January 2015

The Nottinghamshire Cricket Board is seeking to recruit a Business Development Director.

CRICKET JOBS: Coaches - Lothian Cricket (UK)

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Closing date: 9th January 2015

Lothian Junior Development Group are looking for U14 Area Squad Coaches for 2015. Details of the positions are below:


Heart in the Oven, Head in the Fridge: Coaching Control in Critical Game Moments

The next element in our guide to recognising and developing mental toughness in our players relates to "Critical Moment Control" (CMC).

What is CMC? It's often described by the quote "heart in the oven and head in the fridge".

Players high in CMC always make the right judgements under pressure. Not only do they make the right decisions, they also follow through and deliver the goods: Clear mind, clear thinking, and unwavering execution.

These players control the situation with a strong mind: The situation does not control them. They show skilful thinking, skilful risk taking, and skilful execution. Each one is a great player to have around when it comes to finishing games off.

CRICKET JOBS: Internship, Cricket Development and Community Programmes - Sussex CB (UK)

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Closing date: 5th January 2015

Reports To: Head of Cricket Development / Cricket Development Programmes Officer 

Hours: 35 hours per week 

CRICKET JOBS: 2nd XI / Academy Physio - Worcester CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 1st January 2015

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Worcestershire County Cricket Club Science and Medicine Team. 

All applicants should be registered with CSP and HPC. New graduates will be considered.

CRICKET JOBS: Ticketing and Membership Supervisor - Sussex CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 10th December 2014

An exciting and high-profile opportunity has arisen to work at one of the country’s most successful professional cricket clubs. Sussex County Cricket Club is recruiting a full- time Ticketing and Membership Supervisor. 

CRICKET JOBS: Cricket Development Coach - Bedfordshire CB (UK)

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Closing date: 15th December 2014

Bedfordshire Cricket Ltd is the governing body for cricket in Bedfordshire. Our purpose is to give the people of Bedfordshire the opportunity to play and enjoy cricket to the best of their ability. We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Cricket Development Coach to join our development team in delivering high-quality cricket opportunities within our schools, disability and women and girls development programmes and widening participation community programmes. 

Is it Time to Stop Inexperienced Bowling Machine Feeders Delivering Short Balls?

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Coach Gary Palmer wants to know your opinion on how to train playing the short ball.

Are we pushing the boundaries of safety?

It's time to stop inexperienced and underage people feeding short pitched deliveries on bowling machines.

What to do at Open Cricket Nets

How do you train when the coach or captain says "do what you like, just get something meaningful done"?

Modern coaches are all about giving players freedom to train. This means you need to be self-reliant as a player and work out your own training, even at group sessions. Yet often I see players given freedom and unsure what to do with it. They end up with a half-hearted warm up and getting a few throw downs under the guise of "getting my eye in".

We can do better than that.

So, the next time you have to direct your own training, if there is a coach there or not, here is what to do.

CRICKET JOBS: Gymnasium Assistant - Sri Lanka Cricket (SL)

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Closing date: 7th December 2014

Sri Lanka Cricket are looking to make an immediate appointment for the position of Gymnasium Assistant.

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