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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?

David Hinchliffe - Director of Coaching

Nathan Bracken
Michael Bevan - Finisher
JP Duminy Official Cricket CoursesMike BrearleyCricMax
Desmond HaynesCricket AsylumComplete Cricketer
Adrian ShawIain BrunnschweilerDavid Hinchliffe
Derek RandallMenno GazendamRob Ahmun
Kevin PietersenStacey HarrisAakash Chopra

Who Knew it Could be Fun Warming Up for Cricket?

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Let's be frank, warming up is boring.

Essential for injury prevention yes, but it's not the reason you picked up a bat and ball. So if we can come up with ways to make warming up both fun and functional, we are winning at life. And if there is one coach who knows his way around fun and function, it's Iain Brunnschweiler; author of the Inspired Cricket Manual.

Here's an example of what we mean:

CRICKET JOBS: Summer Camp Lead Coach - Cricket Asylum (Yorkshire)

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Closing date: ASAP

The Cricket Asylum - Halifax 
Temporary Position
The Cricket Asylum are looking for qualified cricket coaches to work on our summer holiday camps across the Midlands and North of England in 2014.
Working to our core list of activities you will be expected to plan and deliver age and ability appropriate coaching and activities in line with our set activities list over the course of the camps.

CRICKET JOBS: Assistant Editor of Cricket - Sky Sports (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed
Editorial Assistant, Cricket
Sky Sports 
Launched in 1991, Sky Sports has changed the face of sport in the UK over the last 20 years and has dramatically expanded the quantity, quality, depth and variety of top-class live sport, both on TV and digitally. Sky Sports brings live sporting content and informative magazine shows to the homes of over 5.5 million customers via our 6 dedicated channels showing in excess of 10,000 hours of live sport each year, our websites and digital platforms reach a further 18 million unique users every month.

CRICKET JOBS: Various Marketing and Selection Positions - Cricket Ireland

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Closing date: Various

Marketing and Digital Media Manager

Cricket Ireland is seeking a marketing and digital media professional to help spread the gospel of the game in Ireland using modern marketing communication channels, to help open up new revenue streams, to manage our ever growing online presence and social media platform and to ensure that our valued members and fans are supported and serviced by growing and developing the “Blarney Army” fan club.

Volunteer Roles

CRICKET IRELAND are looking for volunteer National Selectors to help identify the next generation of Irish internationals capable of performing on the world stage.

Cricket Ireland has been an incredible success story both on and off the field, with record participation levels fuelled by qualification for World Cup events, and headline grabbing wins against Full Member countries.

CRICKET JOBS: Head Coach - England Cricket Team

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Closing date: 28th March 2014

- The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a world class England cricket team
which delivers sustained success in all conditions and formats, inspiring current and future
generations of cricketers and supporters with their approach to the game.
- The Head Coach will report to Paul Downton, the Managing Director of England Cricket, and will
have overall responsibility for the performance and management of the England Men’s team in all
three forms of the game.
- The Head Coach will lead a team of specialist coaches and support staff and will be responsible for
defining their roles, their performance and ongoing development.
- The Head Coach will be responsible for reviewing, maintaining and enforcing the disciplinary codes
within the England Men’s team.
- The Head Coach will be a co-opted member of the England selectors.

First-Class Head Coach Reveals: The 3 Elements it Takes to Become a Cricketer

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Toby Radford knows what it takes to become a professional cricketer.

He is the new Head Coach of Glamorgan County Cricket Club. He's also coached for the ECB, West Indies, Middlesex and Berkshire. He's coached talented players who have made the grade, and those who fell before the challenge.

So when I sat in his office at the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff recently, I had to ask him, "what advice would you give to a young player who wants to impress the coach of a professional cricket team?"

Here is what he said.

Graphic: The 4 Elements of Batting Practice to Score Runs in Buckets

Batting tips taken from advice from Kevin Pietersen, Michael Bevan, Aakash Chopra, Gary Palmer and Mark Garaway. Click to enlarge.


Cricket Show 247: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"I always get run out. I usually end up running for the second, then the other batter calls me to go back then I get out."

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 [E].

Make One Simple Change to Nets to Improve Your Twenty20 Results this Year

We stood in silence. Blinking at each other.

I had just called a break in Twenty20 training and brought all the 1st XI boys in to see how they thought they were doing.

"So then, it looks like we're set?" I offered to them, hoping that it would draw a response. Nothing was followed by more nothing. Which was then followed by a long silence.

I tried again, hoping this would be identified as a question, rather than an exclamation that we were perfect and training was cancelled for the next 10 weeks.

JOB: Franchise Team Head Coach - CPL

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Closing date: 21st February 2014

CPL Franchise Team Head Coach

Purpose and Objective: 
CPL are looking to recruit head coaches for four teams, Jamaica, St Lucia, Barbados and Antigua. The successful applicants will be responsible for the design and implementation of a coaching programme geared toward achieving success at both a team and individual player level, and, ultimately, toward the franchise winning the tournament, which will be played in the Caribbean from the 10th July to August 16th 2014
The role will involve being part of the team selection panel at the draft, which will take place in the Caribbean in April. You must be available to be part of the draft and give direct input into squad selection.

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