PitchVision Academy: A Lifetime of Cricket Learning

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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JOBS: Cricket Coach - Hon.Sharad Pawar Public School (India)

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Closing date: undisclosed

Hon. Sharad Pawar Public School was established in 1997 under the aegis of Shree Gurudatta Education Society. Since then the school has rapidly grown with gigantic strides to boast of 800 students and 52 teaching and over 100 support staff under its educational umbrella.

Majestically standing on 20 acres of its own piece of land, Dattabhoomi, surrounded by the Sahayadri Ranges, against the backdrop of Girna & Markendya rivers, S. P. P. S. receives the blessings of goddess Sapta-shrungi which renders a holistic and spiritual environment to the school. 

Turning on the Lights: A Fresh Look at Cricket Warming Up

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Sam Lavery is PitchVision Academy's new monthly columnist: A coach with wide experience in the UK, Sam is Academy Director at Portsmouth Grammar School as well as a coach at Hampshire CCC and Burridge CC.

Why exactly do we warm up?

I have coached at quite a few clubs in recent years and as I've travelled around the cricket circuit I see warm ups have improved no end with more action, excitement, and diversity.

JOBS: Borders Administrator - Cricket Scotland

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Closing date: 20th December 2013

Scottish Borders Junior Cricket Development Group are currently looking for an administrator to assist with the running of junior cricket across the Scottish Borders. 

Post Title: Scottish Borders Junior Cricket Development Group Administrator

Location: Work remotely

Reports to: SBJCDG Chairman

Immediate Supervisor: SBJCDG Chairman

Basic Hours: Approximately 2 hours per week

Remuneration: £500

JOBS: Cricket Coaches - Cricket Coaching Excellence (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed

Coaching Cricket Excellence, based in West London and run by ex-Middlesex player, Peter Welling’s, has opportunities for current and former County cricketers interested in coaching. Our activities include children’s holiday courses, cricket for foreign student groups, one-to-one tuition, academy/elite-level training and work with Indian cricketers visiting the UK.

If you’re interested in coaching for Coaching Cricket Excellence, please email peter@coachingcricketexcellence.co.uk, call 07958 981919, or visit: www.coachingcricketexcellence.co.uk for more information.

Become a Cricketer: 5 Ways to Get Ignored and Overlooked

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Do you want to be a cricketer? Then read this all the way though.

It's time for some tough love.

We get many, many comments and emails every day from hopeful players. The passion is clear however, the methods used are guaranteed to mean that you will be overlooked and never make you dreams come true. There is a negative pattern that is increasing in volume. You want our help, we want to give it but we can't because you are setting yourself up to be ignored.

You are better than that.

So here are those pitfalls.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights 22: Chinaman Spotted

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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.

 

Cricket Show S4 Episode 45: Sprint Drills for Fast Bowlers

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Mark Garaway joins David Hinchliffe to don thick rimmed spectacles and put pens in their top pockets to talk about the hardware that is best for cricket coaches and players. Phones, laptops and tablets are covered.

But we don't stay there very long as we also answer questions on sprinting for fast bowlers, how our bodies move, and coming back after rehab from an injury.

Use A "Management Team" to Build the Indestructable Cricket Club

You might not realise, but your side has a management team.

We don't have the professional luxury of a huge support staff containing physiotherapists, sports psychologists, analysts and assistant coaches like the major international outfits. We do have have a group of people who shape our performance on and off the field.

And it's the coaches job to manage this team, or it will manage itself: badly!

Quick Tip: Handling the Shane Watson LBW Problem

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Kurt asks,

"I currently have a problem with my front foot when the ball is on middle and leg. It seems to always get in way, kind of like the same problem Shane Watson has at the moment. Can you please advise some things I can do to correct this?"

There are a few reasons for this, but one of the quickest ways to correct the fault without a coach to help you is by a simple adjustment of your feed.

And it's such a clever trick it works with throwdowns, drop feed, bowling machines and even bowlers.

Does Your Club Give You Value for Money?

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Cricket takes a lot of time and effort. So, a big part of the job of grass-roots clubs to to ensure players get the best value possible for their membership fees.

PitchVision Academy are in a great position to find out more about the value different clubs around the world give their members, so we decided to survey some clubs to find out what you get in different parts of the world.

We looked at the cost of adult membership, including annual and match fees and kit costs for several clubs around the world. Then we took an average annual cost (see below).

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