The Christmas period comes at a rather funny time for some cricketers. There can be a period of 3 – 4 weeks for players who may not have any games/structured cricket. For some, this is great timing! A bit of a break for those who feel overworked and an ideal time to recharge the batteries […]

We all know cricket can be a tough sport on the body, however, what is often just as demanding is the ability to stay mentally fresh through an entire summer. In my first 3 seasons playing senior cricket, I averaged 40+ before Christmas, and <20 for the remainder of the season. So how did I […]

After running coach and club inductions for the past 6 months - it got me thinking about how a volunteer coach can really make a difference with their team and what key habits lead to success.  Below are 4 skills that have helped me transition from a junior cricket volunteer into a professional junior coach […]

One of my favourite parts of working with coaches and players right around the country is discussing and discovering different ideas, viewpoints and mentalities towards success through leadership. Here are some of the most valuable and attainable lessons I’ve learnt through the game and the amazing people I’ve encountered along the way.    Impacting others […]

Below, guest blogger and ACI Coach, Josh Nevett gives us his top 4 tips on the difference between a good and a great fast bowler. As a player climbs the ranks of fast bowling, it becomes clear that the margin between a good and great fast bowler can be very small. This blog will look […]

I’ve always been fascinated by the way people are so quick to discourage their abilities and automatically neglect the important elements of their game outside the technical side of cricket. I see and hear so many cricketers talk the talk, “I want to play at this level” or “I’m going to have a big pre-season”, […]

"YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW"   This quote is the basis for this week's blog, written by ACI Coach Josh Matthews. One of his favourite quotes, it epitomises what he believes in as a person, cricket player & coach.    It determines that to reach your potential as a player and person, you […]

Below, guest blogger and ACI Coach, Josh Nevett gives us his top tips to identify your cricketing strengths. In cricket, the difference between good and great players is often in the mental and strategic side of the game rather than raw skill-set or physicality. Players who have a small set of strengths that they actively […]

Are you struggling with motivation in lockdown? These 5 underlying questions will help transform the way you see the world around you and construct a positive environment for success. At high school, I had the opportunity to listen to the late Tommy Hafey speak, former AFL/VFL coach - a remarkable individual who inspired a generation […]