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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This Graphic Shows You How You Compare to Average Bowling Speed

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I'll let the pictures do the talking here. How do you compare to the average? (click to enlarge)

Cricket Show S5 Episode 3: TARDIS Cricket

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How do you go about setting a target batting first? That's the topic under discussion as we examine the failures of the ODI series between India and New Zealand. Don't make the same mistakes in your club side, listen to the show for advice from David Hinchliffe, Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery.

Plus, in the mailbag, there are questions about game plans for playing spin and the differences between formats and how that influences your style and tempo of play. But as usual the conversation wanders into much wider areas, including a single question - related to Doctor Who - that will turn negative experiences into positive changes.

And Garas gives us another great term: pressure mountains. Listen to the show to find out more.

JOBS: Player Coach - HG Cricket Development, Coaching Cricket Excellence and Normandy CC

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Closing date: undisclosed


HG Cricket Development, one of the leading coaching organisations in Surrey/Berkshire, is seeking a Head Coach to form part of their 2014 Summer coaching team. This coach will work alongside a club professional within the HGCD partner club, Normandy Cricket Club (CC). 


Normandy CC compete in Division One of the Surrey Championship and have seen a number of first-class and International cricketers represent the First XI in recent years. The Club boasts outstanding facilities and a vibrant social scene. 

JOBS: Welfare Officer - Sussex CCC

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Closing date: 3rd March 2014


This is a Voluntary Role

An exciting and high-profile opportunity has arisen to work with one of the country’s most successful cricket clubs. Sussex County Cricket Club is recruiting a voluntary position for a Club Welfare Officer.

The purpose of the role is to promote good practice and implement safeguarding policies and procedures across all areas of Sussex County Cricket Club, with a particular focus on cricketing 
activities.

JOBS: School and Club Development Officer - Oxford CB

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Closing date: February 20th 2014

Oxfordshire Cricket Board Ltd (OCB) is the governing body of cricket in Oxfordshire with the mission

‘To develop and protect the future of cricket by making it the sport of choice in Oxfordshire’.

This role is pivotal to enable Oxfordshire to deliver its strategic plan over the next 4 years in relation to Club and School development. Key outcomes from the role will be development of sustainable programs in Oxfordshire schools that encourage effective migration to local clubs and increase player retention in Oxfordshire as a result. 

JOBS: Marketing Manager - Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket

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Closing date: February 28th 2014

A managerial role of the largest commercial cricket coaching company in the UK and reporting to the Managing Director, a suitable person is required to structure and implement marketing strategy within PCYC.
PCYC is the official coaching company of Yorkshire County Cricket Club providing coaching to cricketers across the county throughout the year. Predominantly office based, duties will include structuring and developing a new marketing plan, identifying target markets and communicating with them, managing the production of all promotional material and analysing competitors’ services and market trends . The candidate will also be responsible for the day-to-day management of Email marketing and a growing Social Media offering.

Discover the Missing Two Thirds of Batting Coaching

We coaches are generally very good at developing one part of batting:'shot execution'. That is the mechanics of each shot. But this is the last phase in a series of three.

Before you can play a shot you need to pick up the visual cues and decide on the shot. These are the missing phases for many of us.

So how do we go about developing the first two phases?

EXCLUSIVE: Inside MCC Lord's Club India Coaching Camp Drills

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What do you get if you combine exceptional facilities and coaching from the Marylebone Cricket Club with young, underprivileged boys in India?

You get the MCC Lord's Club in India. You get a genuine chance to become a cricketer.

And PitchVision was there. We wanted to give you a peek behind the velvet rope to find out what happens when an exclusive camp is opened up to those who could never experience it. Read on to find out more.

Make This One Change to Your Drills to Stop Them Feeling Like Hard Work

Technical work is called "work" for a reason: It's hard and boring. But it doesn't have to be.

That's according to ECB coach Iain Brunnschweiler, a man who knows a thing or two about creating engaging coaching sessions that improve players. He's made coaching courses about it!

So how do you make your drills fun without compromising?

The Story of Bowling Fast Continues Here

In part one of this autobiographical training guide Steffan Jones, professional fast bowler, told us how he discovered the power of strength training to bowl faster. But he was about to take things to another level. Here is what happened in 1999...

The winter of 1999 in preparation for 2000 English season was my first attempt at training specifically for cricket. This is the winter where I began to take things seriously. I began to research more on performance training and spent hundreds of pounds on training books.

At the time I was bowling 78mph. I was hoping to add a yard onto my bowling.

During the winter I followed a basic weight training program. It was nothing intense, simple basic training focusing on body parts. The gym facility we had at the time was machine based so athletic training wasn’t really possible.

Yet, I still managed to increase my pace.

How?

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