PitchVision Academy: A Lifetime of Cricket Learning

Welcome to PitchVision Academy, your companion through your cricketing career. It's here we welcome all from the enthusiastic youngster to the old pro, to the coach still helping players long after the boots have been hung up. There is something here for everyone in cricket.

From batting and bowling to coaching and strength training, PitchVision Academy is your trusted source for better cricket. It has to be with big names like Kevin Pietersen, Nathan Bracken and Mark Garaway as part of the team of over 40 world-class mentors.

Want to be part of it? Just browse around and get the free email newsletter. Then use the advice in nets and at games. With online coaching of this quality, how can you do anything but succeed?

David Hinchliffe - Director of Coaching

Nathan Bracken
Michael Bevan - Finisher
JP Duminy Official Cricket CoursesMike BrearleyAndy Caddick
Desmond HaynesLaurence HoughtonMuhammad Haroon
Adrian ShawIain BrunnschweilerDavid Hinchliffe
Derek RandallMenno GazendamRob Ahmun
Kevin PietersenStacey HarrisAakash Chopra

CRICKET JOBS: Cricket Academy Receptionist - MCC (Lords)

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Based at Lord’s Cricket Ground, the MCC Cricket Academy hosts the world’s leading cricket technologies – including Hawk-Eye and Pitch Vision – coupled with expert advice from our professionally qualified coaches.  

We are looking for casual cover for our Cricket Academy reception to assist with the provision of a professional and welcoming service to guests and visitors to the Cricket Academy.  Whilst some of the work would be during the day, the majority would be during the evening and at weekends.

"You'll be a Lesser Coach if You Don't Have Technology", Toby Radford Reveals

There's no doubt that technology is transforming the way we prepare as cricketers. Analysis tools have never been easier or cheaper so even club players can get in on the game.

When I interviewed Glamorgan Coach Toby Radford, I asked him about how he uses technology to help him coach, and his answer was emphatic:

CRICKET JOBS: Casual Coaches - MCC (Lords)

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Closing date: undisclosed

Based at Lord’s Cricket Ground, the MCC Cricket Academy hosts the world’s leading cricket technologies – including Hawk-Eye and Pitch Vision – coupled with expert advice from our professionally qualified coaches.  

CRICKET JOBS: Coaches - Hampshire Cricket (UK)

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Hampshire Cricket are looking to add high quality coaches to their coaching team for the 2014 summer, with coaching opportunities available across Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex and Berkshire.

Successful applicants will hold a minimum of a UKCC Level 2 qualification in cricket; a current CRB/DBS check; First aid and Safeguarding certificates; knowledge of coaching senior and juniors of varying standards from beginners to experienced club players; good organisation, communication and administrative skills; a clean driving licence and a valid UK work permit.

Cricket Show 250: Competition Winner

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

The winning question was:

"I'm 10 years old and really want to bowl spin. A coach from a coaching clinic said I have talent as a spin bowler but my club coach won't let me bowl spin and if I bowl spin he will bat me at number 11. I've had this coach for one season already and I signed up to play again so I still have to play a whole season with him as a coach. Please help me?"

Listen to the panels answer to his question here.

To enter your own question for the chance to win your choice of online coaching course send your questions in here.

Can Hard Work Really Make You Fail?

This is part 4 of and autobiographical training guide Steffan Jones, professional fast bowler. For part one click here.

In 2002 I learned that hard work wasn't the secret to success.

My gym work was spot on. I was training harder and better than ever. I could see no room to improve (remember this was a few years back, and at the time you could not have found a better programme or a more motivated trainer).

Cricket Show S5 Episode 7: The New Rules of Batting

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PitchVision Academy - PitchVision Academy Cricket Show 250.mp3
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Mark Garaway and Sam Lavery join David Hinchliffe to chat about the missing two thirds of batting development, and how you can work on your picking line and length and shot selection alongside developing perfect technique.

Plus, we focus on spin in the readers questions. We talk about a spinner who is not allowed to bowl spin and a coach who wants to help his spinners get more turn.

Burners is on the road and speaks to Mark Thorburn, Analyst at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, about how he works with the bowlers to attack the most important areas.

Download the show in iTunes or listen in your browser!

Are You Damaging Batsmen with "6 Balls Left"? You'll Enjoy This Solution

Have you ever said to a batter "you have 6 balls left!", then they change their mode and just slog?

The damage that this does is immeasurable.

Any progress from the session is diluted or reduced. The batting shapes and thought processes evaporate.

Arguments ensue about whether it was 4, 6 or caught at deep mid on

The batter starts the next opportunity to bat with this poor experience running through their veins.

It's one of my biggest bug bears, and for years I have been trying to figure out a way around this.

CRICKET JOBS: Head Coach - Sydney Cricket Club

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Closing date: 14th March

Head Coach – Men’s Cricket

Part-time (focussed on August to March)
Term Contract (Two year, negotiable)
Remuneration to be discussed and negotiated

CRICKET JOBS: High Performance Manager (Youth Pathway) - Tasmania

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Closing date: 21st March 2014

This role is accountable for the management of Cricket Tasmania High Performance Youth Pathway (male) programs to
facilitate the continued development and peak performance of teams, players and coaches...

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