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Cast an eye over suburban training sessions and what do you see? Nets, bowlers charging in, batters cracking the ball, it’s all happening.   The question is though… is it really that beneficial? The biggest test in our game is the ability to replicate what happens out in the middle on the weekend, at your […]

We’ve spoken about how there is very little transference of how we train to how we play, bowling is one of the major ones.   Sometimes we bowl with 4 or 5 bowlers in one net, bowling once every 2 or so minutes for an extended period of time.   Not really much going on […]

I'm going to speak to you about batting training habits today...   Many players have the whole "doing extra's" engraved into them by their coach, captain, or even just someone they look up to.   The thought that if I go and hit a heap of balls, that's automatically going to make me better right? […]

Do any of these sound familiar to you? “My child gets extremely nervous before he/she bats or bowls.” “My child doesn’t have any confidence in their own ability.” “My child takes failure really badly and gets very down on him/herself.” “My child thinks really negatively.” “My child put’s so much pressure on him/herself before a […]

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 batting 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. […]

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 […]