Focus on First Class Fielding in your Cricket

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Mark Garaway is Head of Coach Education here and he is currently in the spotlight because we are proud to announce Garas' first ever online coaching course: First Class Fielding. The former England analyst is now at Millfield school with the remit of developing future internationals. Now he is passing on his deep knowledge of fielding to help you too. Click here for details.

Alongside Mark, 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 here 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: Community Sports Development Officer - Warwickshire CB (UK)

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Closing date: 28th November 2014

Warwickshire CCC is looking to appoint a Community Sports Development Officer for its new Edgbaston Foundation Community Sports Ground on Portland Road.

CRICKET JOBS: Disability Cricket Co-ordinator - Cornwall CB (UK)

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Closing date: 5th December 2014

The Cornwall Cricket Board is advertising for a Disability Cricket Coordinator on a contract for services basis. The successful applicant will manage and deliver assigned programmes of the disability development plan.

Creating New Pontings: Coaching Inner Drive

Last week I introduced the 4 elements that define mental toughness. Today we move on to understanding and developing "Inner Drive".

Players scoring high on inner drive are completely self-motivated individuals in any given situation.

CRICKET JOBS: Conference and Banqueting Manager - Glamorgan CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 5th December 2014 

The Conference and Banqueting Manager will be responsible for the match day hospitality and events, and the non-match day conference and banqueting operations of Glamorgan CCC. POSITION: Conference and Banqueting Manager, Glamorgan CCC, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, CF11 9XR

The vision of Glamorgan County Cricket Club is to "Make Wales Proud" and our mission is to "develop the national summer sport of Wales from the playground to the SWALEC Stadium."

CRICKET JOBS: Head of Commercial - Glamorgan CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 5th December 2014

The Head of Commercial will be responsible for the commercial operations of Glamorgan CCC including the strategic direction of marketing, ticketing, sponsorship, merchandising, sales revenues and new business opportunities.  

POSITION: Head of Commercial, Glamorgan CCC, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, CF11 9XR 

CRICKET JOBS: Head of Catering - Derbyshire CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 5th December 2014 

A unique 365 day-a-year sporting, conference and events venue The 3aaa County Ground, located at the heart of Derby

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is seeking an experienced and highly-motivated Head of Catering who will lead the transition of our £1m+ catering operation from our existing contract catering model to a high quality, customer focused in-house catering operation.

Simple Target Setting for Cricket Teams

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We know the importance of targets in winning games of cricket these days. Breaking things down to make them feel easier is a proven step to success. So, what are some good targets to set for teams?

I'd like to get your feedback on what you feel has worked for you in the past, so please leave a comment below. Here are some of may favourite targets and some of the pitfalls of relying too much on them.

Can You Exploit this Loophole to Get a World-Class Cricket Education?

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What do you if you are desperate to get into professional cricket but also need an education?

That's the dilemma of millions of young cricketers around the world, especially if you are from India, where the pressure from parents to get a trade as an engineer or business manager are as strong as the passion for the game. It's a regular question sent in here to PitchVision Academy; how do I choose?

What if you didn't have to choose at at all?

Cricket Show 286: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was,

The Surprising Lessons Learned From This Crazy Batting Experiment

When you strive for the edge you hear a lot of new ideas. "Sensory development" is one of these ideas. On the PitchVision Academy Cricket Show we often ask questions like, "Does eye training really work, or is it a myth?" and "Can we improve our communication methods by removing our auditory systems?"

All very good questions, but when I tested them, in a series of training sessions recently, I wasn't interested in answering any of these questions.

What was I doing?

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