Become a Cricketer with IPL Coach Monty Desai and PitchVision

Welcome to PitchVision Academy, your complete, ever-updated guide to coaching better cricket.

One of our most popular topics is finding out how to become a cricketer. So we went right to the source and filmed a coaching course with esteemed coach Monty Desai. Monty is an Academy coach and Talent Scout at Rajasthan Royals where he produces state, regional and Indian cricketers. For the first time you can join the inner circle and find out how the magic happens too. Click here for details.

Alongside Monty, there are over 40 more coaches with huge experience to help you improve your player's batting, bowling and fielding. You can explore the site for more. If you like what you see, you can get the free newsletter here. Welcome to the community.


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CRICKET JOBS: Retail Administration Assistant - MCC Lords (UK)

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Closing date: 20th March 2015

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is the World’s premier Cricket Club, based at Lord’s - The Home of Cricket.

The Club’s Retail Department looks to employ the very best – IS THAT YOU?

CRICKET JOBS: Stock Administrator - MCC, Lords (UK)

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Closing date: 27th March 2015

Lord’s is one of the most iconic sports grounds in the world, known as the Home of Cricket in the UK and beyond. It’s the largest cricket ground in the country, regularly selling out its 28,500 capacity for major matches.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: The Leggie Gets To Work

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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 JOBS: Professional Coach - Kingston Grammar School (UK)

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Closing date: 18 March 2015

Kingston Grammar School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic part-time professional cricket coach for the summer term only. The successful candidate will be qualified to a minimum of ECB Level 2 but ideally to Level 3.   Availability for Saturday fixtures would be beneficial but not essential.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 8: Waggle That Joystick

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Mark Garaway reveals his misspent youth to Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe on the premier cricket coaching podcast. It's all about hitting AB on that old school console controller!

There's also plenty of cricket coaching chat. The show begins with a discussion on "Action Types" and how they can help cricketers. We cover the basics, and to find out more, go to the action types site here.

Then there are questions on batting in 1.5 day cricket (4 sessions) and how to clear the ropes when your shots fall 10 feet short.

As always, the team would be delighted for you to listen and send in your feedback.

Quick Tip: Instantly Have 100% Cricket Confidence

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I am loving the insights from The Chimp Paradox by psychologist Steve Peters at the moment. Here's a cracker from the book:

You can instantly gain 100% confidence with one change of mindset.

We all assume confidence is the result of success. And you can certainly gain confidence in this way. It's what Mark Garaway calls "robust confidence" because you have proven your ability to yourself.

But what if you are not 100% confident in your ability?

Save Your Season By Making Your Culture Worth Catching

Malcolm Marshall coached a team I played in as a pro. We had played badly for the 3rd game in a row. The great man asked us if "our attitude was worth catching?"

We were being challenged because our professionalism and character had been lacking. It was a great question which made most of us reflect and - ultimately - turn our season around.

As coaches, we should have a good attitude. We are leaders whose role is to inspire and shape teams and environments.

So, the question that I ask of coaches is not about attitude: I ask "is your culture worth catching?"

Graham Gooch: How to Coach Batting Concentration

This article is an excerpt from the Graham Gooch Runmaker eBook available on PitchVision Academy. For more details, click here.

Anyone can score 30 if they can play a bit, but to make a big score your concentration has to be better and stronger. Whether it's a long match, one day match or even Twenty20, it doesn't matter. If concentration is sharp, alert and in tip top nick, then you make less mistakes.

Video: Spin Bowling Coaching Session

Here's the next cricket coaching video filmed recently at Millfield School. This time it's all about the spinners.

Three Myths You'll Hear When You Lose (And How To Handle Them With Facts)

"Of course, you know why you lost..."

If you have ever played cricket, you will have heard some variation of that statement after a defeat. Everyone has an opinion.

It's the situation England found themselves in the 2015 World Cup, where their first two games were one-sided defeats. I'm sure your team has been in the same position, and has asked the same questions about how to turn things around.

So, here are some common misconceptions about the reasons behind a loss. They apply at every level, it's just the shouting from the sidelines gets louder the further up in standard you raise. Avoid the trap of believing them within your own team and you will be able to get out of your slump rather than chasing your tail.

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