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Quick Tip: Take Control of Practice

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If you want your practice to go your way, you have to take responsibility.

One thing I often see at nets is the default having a hit: One person batting for 10 minutes with no purpose, and a range of bowlers. A good coach will do all she can to prevent this from happening but in a group setting it doesn't always work as planned.

So, you need to take a moment before, during and after the session.

 

The Role of a Modern Cricket Coach: Analyse

This article about the cricket coach as analyst is the second in a series about club and school coaching in the modern day. For the rest of the series, get the free PitchVision newsletter. For part one, click here.

Can a coach also be an analyst?

In fact, analysis has been at the core of coaching since it was invented.

It's just the perception of analysis has changed with the advent of technology, and many coaches assume good analysis is now beyond their reach. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Better Batting Goes Beyond Technique

Coach and Minor Counties Cricketer, Chris Watling, shares his experiences with another article on using your mind to get you out of bad form and back to run scoring.

When you're in a bit of bad form it's easy to be negative.

I'm sure you know the feeling of being stunted by in your mindset as you approach your next innings: You start to analyse how you’re getting out. You think about your technique. You want to correct those errors.

Stop the mistakes. Stop getting out.

This approach is hurting your game.

How to Practice Using Your Feet to Spin

Iain Brunnschweiler, top coach, has a great tip for those wanted to get better against playing spin.

If you want to be effective against spinners, it's really important that you are confident enough to use your feet and get down the wicket. Most spin bowlers know if they are bowling at a player who is confident in their footwork and decision-making, their margin for error becomes very small indeed.

Cricket Show 314: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was,

"I would like to know how to pick gaps while batting."

Listen to the panels answer to his question here.

PV/VIDEO Weekly Highlights: Cricket was the Winner

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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: Business Development Executive, Cricket - Lycafly (UK)

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE: CRICKET

This new role is critical to the ongoing growth of our cricket sports travel and tours, and will focus on the creation and fulfilment of group and individual travel opportunities for professional and amateur cricket teams, independent school and youth teams, as well as associated supporters.

CRICKET JOBS: Experienced Professional Cricketer - Cornwall Park CC (NZ)

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Leading club in Auckland, New Zealand, seeking an experienced first class player - top order batsman who can bowl seam up - for the 2015/16 season, commencing October 2015.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 23: Analyse This!

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Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe chat through some way ways to bring modern analysis to club and school cricket. With great constraints on resources, can you really get good match analysis done?

After those top tips, we talk technique. The team cover the problems of hitting the gaps when you bat, and falling away when you bowl.

It's the perfect audio way to start your cricket weekend.

Slide, Dive, Collide: How to Avoid Boundary Catastrophe

Fielding in pairs.

Boundary riding.

Assisted catches.

These are common terms in the modern game. The best players playing with the best players in the IPL and the BBL have bought this to the forefront and we see some incredible fielding feats on club and school cricket grounds all across the world.

However, in the Regional T20 Semi Final of the National T20 Tournament the other day, I saw 2 separate collisions as two fielders both hurtled towards the ball with the same intention. To dive and stop the ball!

The commitment was huge and cannot be faulted. Yet, on another day we could have had a much worse outcome. One of the players cracked rib could have been a lot worse and the head injury could have been hideous.

So how can we help boundary riders to perform their skills and stay safe?

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