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PitchVision: Coach of the Year

Welcome to PitchVision. The PitchVision Coach of the Year competition has reached it's peak. Every year PitchVision salutes the best coaches from around the world, in tribute to the hard work done every day.

It's because we have an equal passion for coaching here, with regular articles and video alongside a weekly podcast, all dedicated to the great game of cricket, and making it more fun and successful for everyone!

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

Improve Your Batting Against Spin by Changing Length

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This is a guest article from Fish Hoek Cricket Club Head Coach, Jamie Rood

I run spin sessions by throwing off spinners to a 5/4 leg side biased field. We have a slip catching and two fielders out at square leg and deep midwicket. Everyone else is in the ring.

In one particular session, I was working with Kegan, an U16 batsman who enjoys working the ball into the leg side and picking it up over mid-wicket. Here's what we did.

CRICKET JOBS: Foundation Development Officer - Durham CCC (UK)

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Closing date: undisclosed

Salary £21k-£25k per annum dependent on experience and expertise  

12 months fixed term contract

Improve Your Batting Power on Zero Budget

With the ability to hit fours and sixes becoming important part of our game, helping batsmen find ways generate power takes a higher priority during every coaching session.

CRICKET JOBS: Club Physio - Notts CCC (UK)

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Closing date: 16th June 2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Club Physiotherapist at Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. 

CRICKET JOBS: Multiple Roles - ECB (UK)

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Closing date: various

The ECB is currently recruitment for a vast range of new positions.

Cricket Show S7 Episode 18: Faster and Slower Balls

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Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery join David Hinchliffe and discuss the thorny cricket issue of a lost cause. How do you react to it at the time and how do you find a way through? From selection bias to bowling the wrong end, there are plenty of chances to feel at the end of your tether in the game.

There are also some more classic coaching discussions as questions are answered about hip-shoulder separation and slower balls for fast bowlers. Drop in for a listen!

Solve Batting Problems with Downswing and Follow-Through

What is the purpose of the follow-through?

I ask it a lot, particularly from a batting perspective. Some of the answers are brilliantly inaccurate but tell me that we, as coaches, have done a poor job of explaining the follow through despite the frequency of use in coaching dialogue.

So let’s put this into a front foot drive context. What explanations do I hear on a day to day basis?

Put a Ring on it: How to Grow a Committed Cricket Team

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Have you ever been frustrated by the commitment and motivation of your cricket team? Do you think, like Beyoncé, if they like it they should “put a ring on it?”

Improve Your Spin Bowling with Better Hip to Shoulder Separation

This is a guest article from Max Andrews

“Hip to shoulder separation” is one of the most important movements in generating spin and velocity.

Catching Drill Progression for Better Technique and Hand to Eye Skills

Improve your catching technique and hand-eye skills with this simple, insanely effective, drill progression.

Using the Katchet ramp you can do a lot of work in a very short time to turn your basic skills into world-class basics. Practice is often touted as the main difference between "good" and "great". Simple drilsl like this take you from where you are to stellar levels.