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Brand New PitchVision Site is Here!

Welcome to the Academy section of PitchVision Interactive.

As you can see, we have a brand new site for you to enjoy. You have everything you had before from PitchVision, plus so much more. It's the same great advice, videos, drills and experienced coaches. You can still get to the archive for the huge back catalogue dating back almost 10 years.

Only now, you also get an incredible mobile experience. You can view the site on every screen from a tiny phone to a giant computer. Even better, it will all be tied in to the new PitchVision app so you can video and upload your training and matches right from your phone and onto PitchVision for review. After all, wherever your phone goes, you go. So why not use it to play better cricket?

One small thing is that the site is still being upgraded and looks a little sad on desktops at the moment. Please bear with us while we finish the decorating. It's a work in progress. Everything will be back to normal as soon as possible.

Enjoy and leave your feedback!

David Hinchliffe - Director of Coaching

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Michael Bevan - Finisher
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Mark GarawayIain BrunnschweilerDavid Hinchliffe
Derek RandallMenno GazendamRob Ahmun
Kevin PietersenStacey HarrisAakash Chopra

More Runs with These Shot Selection Drills

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Before you can smash that half volley through the covers for a searing boundary, you need to pick up the half volley. That's shot selection in action and - as batsmen and coaches - we should never take it for granted.

But how do you train for shot selection?

Learning the technique of a shot is much easier. You are moving. You can get feedback. You can drill repeatedly until you get it right. But it's hard to come up with "drills" for a process that only goes on in your head: While you are identifying the line and length of the ball, and then choosing a shot, you are not doing anything with your body.

Fortunately, it's simple to integrate shot selection specific drills into your normal training. Here's some things you can do.

Cricket Show 304: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was,

"Whilst there are County and District teams in place for the more talented, and in our case multiple junior teams per age group, the issue of participation and inclusion is a big issue for us. The children want to win and are happy when they do, but the parents (and children) want each child to be part of that success. However, unless the 'better players' perform in the majority of matches, the team is unlikely to be successful at the end of the season. How can you mix and match the abilities in fixtures, friendlies and other teams to ensure that over a period of time, that all have a fair chance to bat and bowl?"

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.

Here's The One Thing Every World Cup Batting Hero Does

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Gary Palmer is a former first-class cricketer and director of CCM Academy. For online batting coaching videos from Gary, click here.

The batters who were highly successful during the 2015 World Cup had one common trait. What can we take from this "best practice" into our own batting this coming season?

The most effective batsmen are good at hitting the ball down the ground. Although some players can hit the rope anywhere, this is one consistent area.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Go Big or Go Home

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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 videos uploaded from PitchVision systems around the world this week.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 13: Coaching with Graham Gooch

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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe talk about the latest addition to PitchVision Academy: Graham Gooch. The team chat about the power of experience, the pillars of coaching batsmen an memories of Gooch as a runmaker.

Plus there are questions. The first covers the age old issue of trying to balance winning with making sure everyone gets a chance to play. As always, Garas has the incisive answer. The second talks about the problem of meeting the ball too early when you bat. Is it a timing issue or is there something else going on?

And, if you ever wanted to know what the Cricket Professional and Portsmouth Grammar School has for lunch, this is the show for you.

What All Coaches Learn from How the World Cup Was Won

I know you heard me say it weeks ago: The World Cup final would be played between Australia and New Zealand. It wasn't a lucky guess at all. Both nations have a whole heap of things in place to make that 2015 World Cup Final pairing almost a formality in my mind.

This is my guide to how the World Cup was won.

CRICKET JOBS: Performance Analyst - England Womens Side (ECB)

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Full-time – Based At National Cricket Performance Centre, Loughborough
£ Competitive + excellent benefits

CRICKET JOBS: ACO Administrator - ECB (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed


CRICKET JOBS: Various Positions - Sri Lanka Cricket (SL)

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Closing date: various

Sri Lanka Cricket are caurrently advertising various positions spanning Marketing, IT, Fitness and Analysis.

Use This Simple Method To Improve Every Practice

Iain Brunnschweiler knows his stuff. He is England Development Programme Coach and runs Inspired Cricket. What coach or player wouldn't want to pick his brains?

That's exactly what PitchVision Academy did recently. In frustration at seeing net sessions wasted, I turned to Brunchy for some advice, and his answer was so simple it shocked me.