The Secrets of Successful Back Foot Drives | Cricket coaching, fitness and tips
The Secrets of Successful Back Foot Drives [1002.302.010.004]

By Gary Palmer, PitchVision Academy Batting Coach

Have you ever wanted to learn or coach destructive back foot drives? Using these proven methods you can develop shots through the classic V then learn to play through a wider arc on the off and leg side.

  • Learn the professional level batting drills that can improve your back foot 'hitting zone' which in turn will give you the power and timing you need to be successful.
  • Find out the 3 essential elements of good driving to open up the off side and the leg side.
  • Learn the fastest way to build an on drive and flick off the legs from scratch.
  • Hear and see the main technical points of each back foot drive.
  • Adapt all the drills and techniques to any level from professional to beginner.

This course also features lifetime access to an exclusive 24/7 support forum. Here you can interact with other batters all over the world also trying to improve their drives. Your questions will be answered any time by me or my highly experienced assistant coaches.

The drills and methods in this course are the ones I use every day with the professionals I coach. They are unique to me and not available anywhere else online. Follow my progressions and, like the players I have coached to the top, you can see your average go through the roof.

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Chapter 1 - The ABC of back foot technique
An introductory guide to the essential elements of back foot driving technique.

Driving Technique is a simple as ABC
To be a successful batter it is essential to be efficient in your ABCs. Discover what they are and why they are important in this article.

The ABC of back foot drives

In this interactive presentation we show how aligning your body and bat correctly is the secret to good front foot driving.

Back foot driving technique (pdf download)

This free sample of the Batting Mechanics eBook includes photos and explanations of all the back foot drives for you to download, print and take to the nets.

To purchase the rest of the book and get all the other shots along with tactical and mental tips click here

Guaranteed: How to play the perfect drive every time

 In this article we learn the importance of technique and how to groove it to perfection every time.

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Chapter 2 - The back foot drives
Step-by-step breakdowns of each shot, including a description and slow motion analysis of the perfect technique.

Back foot off drive
How to play the ball through the off side off the back foot.
Back foot straight drive
Learn to stay balanced while playing straight off the back foot.

Back foot on drive
Hitting through the on side with a straight bat is difficult, learn how to play the shot with power and balance here.

Back foot flick off the legs
If you can hit the ball off your legs you can make the most of bad bowling.

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Chapter 3 - Back foot drive drills
Learn how to construct the technically perfect shot and then perform it under pressure.

Drills to improve your back foot timing and power
Building and rebuilding drives can be done with these simple drills. Whether you are a top professional or an 8 year old beginner the progressions shown here can be adapted to your needs. They teach you how to play with a straight bat off the back foot with timing and power (6m 22s).

Back foot tactical game
A customisable game we use with all level players from professional to beginner.It teaches you to use good technique under the pressure of simulated match conditions.
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Chapter 4 - Technical Worksheets
Use these sheets to assess your own or others techniques compared to what you have learned on this course.

Technical analysis worksheet
Print out this sheet and take it to the nets. Compare your own or others technique with the lessons you have learned on this course.
Batting action plan
Using the technical analysis sheet as a guide, print this worksheet and note down the technical errors you need to correct.
Batting practice plan
Print this sheet to plan out the practices and drills you are going to perform to solve your technical errors.
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