PitchVision Academy | Cricket coaching, fitness and tips

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

Graham Gooch
James Anderson
Monty Desai
Michael Bevan - Finisher
JP Duminy Official Cricket CoursesMike BrearleyCricMax
Desmond HaynesCricket AsylumComplete Cricketer
Mark GarawayIain BrunnschweilerDavid Hinchliffe
Derek RandallMenno GazendamRob Ahmun
Kevin PietersenStacey HarrisAakash Chopra

Three Simple Ways to Make Your Cricket Team Better

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Being in a good team requires you to be a good team member. It's easy to think the best way to do that is by strong individual performances, but you can easily do so much more and contribute to other's games at the same time.

Cricket is a team sport played by solo players. Teamwork is a more subtle area that is easy to overlook. So let's no over-complicate things and get right to the heart of what makes a good team player (who doesn't compromise her own game in the process).

Start by looking left and right.

Cricket Show 320: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was,

Cricket Show S6 Episode 28: Build Your Super Strengths

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PitchVision Academy - PitchVision Academy Cricket Show 320.mp3
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Mark Garaway, Sam Lavery and David Hinchliffe tackle cricket coaching issues. The show this week discusses the differences between removing weaknesses and building up strengths. Sometimes you can do both.

Plus there are listeners questions to examine. One player is wondering if his open stance is causing his issues outside off stump. Meanwhile someone else reminds Garas of his days at Cricket Ireland and asks about slow pitches and faster scoring.

half an hour filled with tips, tricks and banter!

Name That Tune: Can Music Fast Track Performance?

In last week's spin orientated article, I mentioned a comment that Glenn McGrath made about singing a song inside his head as he was running up to bowl. It was inspiring and reassuring to hear a great of the game talk about this as we use music a lot when working with players at Millfield School.

Cricket Fielding Drill: Keep on Moving

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This drill is part of the PitchVision Academy fielding drills series, for more in this series click here.

CRICKET JOBS: Conference and Events Administrator - Derbyshire CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 11th August 2011

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is seeking a dynamic and highly-motivated Conference and Events Administrator who will be responsible for supporting the Conference and Events team with the planning, delivery and evaluation of all our Derbyshire Experience events that we host at The 3aaa County Ground.

The role is broad and very rewarding and you will be involved in every aspect of The Derbyshire Experience from a customers’ initial enquiry through to the post-event review with the customer.

Improve Your Cricket Game with Gamification

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Everyone blames video games for rotting your brain and turning you into a couch potato. But the fact is, the power of game design can be harnessed to improve cricket in the real world.

Yes, you really can turn a game into a game.

Tactics You Should Be Using: Funky Field Settings

In the first Ashes Test of 2015, England brought in another weird fielding position: the silly slip.

Joe Root, helmet-clad, took a position at third slip that was far too close for comfort. It was reasonable considering the slow pitch and the low chance of an edge carrying to orthodox third slip. Successful or not, it is another in the long line of "funky" fielding positions that span back to the 1970s (at least).

Yet, club and school cricket remains staunchly formulaic. Is there something we can learn from the pros here?

CRICKET JOBS: Cricket Analyst - WACA (Aus)

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Closing date: 10th August 2015

Perform is looking for staff to join our network of cricket analysts around Australia. The role involves scoring Australian domestic matches in-venue, via bespoke scoring software, on behalf of Cricket Australia.

CRICKET JOBS: Cricket Analyst - Tasmania CA (Aus)

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Closing date: 10th August 2015

Perform is looking for staff to join our network of cricket analysts around Australia. The role involves scoring Australian domestic matches in-venue, via bespoke scoring software, on behalf of Cricket Australia.