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60 players… 4 nets… Limited time… 15 kids per coach… Coaches with preconceptions… 5 minutes to bat and bowl... One chance to shine... How on earth are you supposed to stand out at a junior rep trial? Obviously it’s a tough assignment! During my time at QLD Cricket I was involved as a selector/advisor at […]

Our purpose at the Australian Cricket Institute is to develop not only good players but also good people and complete cricketers with good habits, behaviours and skills on and off the field. To become better on the field you must become better off the field. Easy said, but how do we go about doing that? […]

So you’ve just finished your cricket season…now what? How did you go? Killed it…great! Or maybe not so well, maybe your finishing the season with feelings of frustration after not being picked in the grade you wanted, not scoring enough runs or not taking enough wickets. First things first, whether you had a good or […]

So your child has just finished their cricket season…now what? How did they go? Killed it…great! Or maybe not so well, maybe they’re finishing the season with feelings of frustration after not being picked in the team they wanted, not scoring enough runs or not taking enough wickets. First things first, whether they had a […]

Dear Cricket Mum, Now that the season is wrapping up, I wanted to write you a letter... A letter to let you know how much I appreciate everything you’ve done for me this season. Cricket mum, I know your efforts often go un recognised, but let me assure you they don’t go unnoticed. First of […]

Right before every big test series, the hottest topic at post training chats and dinner table discussion seems to be debate about who will and won't (or who should and shouldn't) play in the opening test. Especially when embarking on a series such as India where different conditions can be cause for changes, even if […]

First of all, let’s establish what a drill is and why they’re an important part of your practice… *Note* If you’ve read our bowling drills blog you can skip the first two sections. WHAT IS A DRILL? A drill is is a means of teaching or training through repeated exercise or repetition of an act. […]

Parenting is a tough gig! (So I've heard haha!) Throw sport into the mix and it becomes even tougher. There’s no question that everything you do has your child’s best interest at heart. Sometimes in getting caught up wanting the best for their child, parents can behave in a way that is harmful to their […]

I’m sure you’ve got a story about ‘that day’ you got out in the most unbelievable way…. Most people know there are 10 ways you can be dismissed in cricket and you’re probably aware that within those 10 modes of dismissals there are hundreds of different balls and scenarios that can occur to get you […]