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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

Good Cricketers are Good at Failing: Here's How to Emulate Them

How good are you at failing?

As a player and a coach, I have endured my fair share of failure. We all do. Failure is central to cricket's core. A bowler fails, a batter succeeds. The batter fails and the fielding side is happy. A duck is the ultimate batting failure. One team succeeds and one team fails.

The best batters in the world succeed once every three to four innings.

That's a 75% failure rate.

With these numbers and experiences in mind, how good are you at failing?

Khyati Gulani: The Awesome Power of the Question

This is a guest article Khyati Gulani. Khyati is an ex-cricketer now coaching state and academy cricket in Delhi.

One of the most important parts of communication is the culture to question.

Rob Walter: PitchVision Coach of the Year

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Rob Walter - Head Coach of the Titans franchise - has been named PitchVision Coach of the Year for 2016.

Geoffrey Toyana: PitchVision Coach of the Year Nominee

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Geoffrey Toyana was the Cricket South Africa PitchVision Coach of the Year in 2015 and was nominated for 2016

Use the "Just in Time" Trick to be a Focused, Confident and Disciplined Cricketer

Have you ever wondered how you can turn a slump in form into feeling on top of the world in one ball?

Cricket Show S7 Episode 26: Rotate the Strike

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Trio of cricket coaches; Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe chat cricket from a unique perspective. The first point of order is how to rotate the strike. If you feel you are leaving runs behind, have a listen.

Then there are questions about bracing the front leg while bowling and batting for four hour training sessions. As you can imagine, the team think that might be a lot!

The Cricket Shot I Hate Most... And How to Play It!

I don't have many 'pet-hates' but remarkably my biggest one concerns a cricket shot that gets warm applause when executed well

I hate this shot with a passion!

What is it? Read on.

Chance to Play: Working with Parents who Don't Want you to be a Cricketer

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The nightmare has happened: Despite your boundless passion for cricket, you have been told you have no future in the game.

Most likely it is your parents who have put up the barrier.

Want to Spin the Ball More? Brace Your Leg: Here's Proof

This is a guest article from Max Andrews

How many coaches do you hear saying to "not fall over", "get side on", or "your arm is pulling away"?

Case Study: Easy Analysis in Club and School Cricket

This is a guest article from Waqas Zafar: video analyst, cricket enthusiast and computer scienctist based in Lahore. Read more of his work by clicking here.

Here's an example of some of the help an analyst can give to cricketers when they have access to the right information.