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The Junior Cricketer’s Guide to PitchVision Academy

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This guide for young cricketers aged 8-18 is of a series of introductory guides to PitchVision Academy, for the full list click here.

Cricket is a game that takes a long time to learn and even longer to master. Coaches, parents and plenty of others are on hand to help with advice for your matches. You wonder if you are the next Tendulkar or just another kid.

You are playing matches at your age group and you passion is growing. You want to learn more, improve faster and become a star player. You want to have fun with your friends and you know how much fun it is to win!

PitchVision Academy wants to give you a leg up on your journey. So while it is up to you to put in the hard work, here is our guide to playing (and winning) junior cricket:


Tactics/Mental Game

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May I ask a quick question. The 3 knee drill, what is the point of lifting the block leg before it lands to plant. You and Ian say its to engage the hip flexors, but I don't see why you would want to, your not running off that foot, your planting it. I also see some of the fastest have a knee lift, like Thompspn, Lee, and Marshall, but there are others who dont, like Akthar and Cath Dalton.

Thanks for your time.

If you lift your knees like the three knee drill suggests, you will gain momentum through the crease, which will increase pace.

In my opinion, the best way to increase pace is to practice bowling the ball at maximum force.

Over time your body and muscles will adapt and get faster.

A good foundation of diet and exercise will benefit like anything.