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PitchVision: Improve Your Cricket

Do you want to grow your cricket? Then PitchVision is the home of online coaching and self-improvement in the game. Bring your "growth mindset" to better technique, better tactics, more skill and a winning team. All these things are possible if you play the game to improve rather than prove.

Read, watch, listen, work, improve. That's the PitchVision way.

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Getting the right attitude - Self Talk

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This is part 2 of the "Getting the right attitude" series of posts. To go to part 1 click here.

All cricketers use self-talk in some way whether they know it or not: It's the way you talk to yourself during a game or in practice. Use it right and it will give you more runs, wickets and catches.

Getting self talk right

Getting the right attitude - Introduction

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Your mental attitude is vital to your success as a cricketer.

Positive thinking has been proven to make a significant difference to sport performance. While skills and fitness are also key factors, if you dont have the right attitude you will not get the best from yourself.

Pure strength workout for cricket

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Fitness in cricket is vital to improve performance. While playing and practicing are the most important part of the game, players looking to develop need to spend time in the gym too. This means that in part of your pre-season training should be dedicated to developing your pure sport strength. Before you begin on this programme here are a few key points:

Cricket Tactical Awareness Test

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Update: This test has been given a lick of paint and been moved. Click here to go to the new test.

 

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5 Ways to improve your fielding

Have you ever wondered how to make yourself invaluable to the team?

Runs and wickets are vital of course, but a good fielder becomes a critical member of the team. If you can save 20-30 runs and take great catches your place in the side becomes vital.

This is especially true for younger club players who may find themselves pushed to the first team purely on their fielding skills. Once you have that chance you can keep yourself in the team.

How to improve your agility with a balloon

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How can a humble balloon be an aid to improving footwork and agility?

Cricket is a game that requires fast feet.

Agility and quickness are vital elements of your overall training and a balloon can be a key element in improving:

  • Coming down the wicket to spinners
  • Turning when running between the wickets

Cricket masterclass videos

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Cricketer skills assessment: Evaluation tests

By now you should have your skills sheet filled in with all the skills you require (including the ones you already have).

The next step is to create a number to add to the Score column.

This is so you can monitor improvements, which will not only motivate you but give you a clearer picture from which to set your own training.

5 strategies for dealing with ringers

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We have all come across players out of their class in club games: The infamous ringer.

Whatever the reason they are there, you need strategies to combat them. Here are some tips.

  • Dont fear reputations. Many good players are expecting to do well automatically. Your best strategy to use as many tricks as possible to strangle and frustrate them into a mistake.
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