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In Australia, thousands and thousands of eager cricketers have either just begun or are about to embark on another summer of Cricket.   One time of the year that many have been preparing for over many, many months.   I don’t know about you but I always seem to spend this time of year in […]

A perfect out swinger is one of the most beautiful deliveries to watch in cricket and there’s not too many batsmen in the world that enjoy facing them. The ability to swing the ball away at pace is a highly sought after skill from coaches, captains & selectors. There are different ‘types’ of swing - […]

Confidence in your abilities is key to performing consistently. I’m sure you’ve seen it in other aspects of life before, and I don’t want to mistake arrogance with confidence. Being confident means you are happy to perform the skill, and know you will execute it well. When you are confident you have no issues with […]

Time is your absolute asset at training. We generally only get to be around the group and have instant access to coaches, training partners etc for 3-5 hours a week, depending on the level you play and your training schedule. The rest of your work is done in your own time. You NEED to make […]

In 2018 we were lucky enough to have young Queensland batsmen Sam Heazlett join us in one of our live online training sessions with our academy members, here's a little bit of what we spoke about with Sam.   Q: Tell us about your journey so far, as a junior and then where you’ve gotten […]

In my opinion, creating a training environment that is as close as possible to the one we experience out in the middle is a critical contributor to the way a player performs but it’s something that’s largely overlooked. I think it’s an area that cricket can improve dramatically (and is in the process of doing […]

Over the time I’ve spent working with and developing 1000’s of players games, I’ve seen a pattern emerge. There are key area’s that players neglect, sometimes by choice, other times just because they don’t understand the magnitude of the role that this particular area plays on their game. This comes with inexperience and a lack […]

I want to address something that I’m sure is common in every sport but in this case, I’ll talk about its presence in cricket. It’s the habit of ‘chasing the next shiny object’ (I reckon everyone suffers from it in some area of their life). What I mean by ‘chasing the next shiny object’ is […]

Ellie Johnston is one of many female cricketers at the Australian Cricket Institute (ACI) who’s had a successful 2017/18 season.   The 15-year-old Ipswich local started off with a couple of ducks, which she wasn’t too impressed with, but worked on her game preparation and scored three half centuries; one in her first game.   […]