An aligned approach to coaching that gives every young player the best chance of maximising his or her potential. 

The Values

‘Specific beliefs about the culture we should encourage’

  • Enjoyment
  • Respect
  • Ownership
Delivery
  • Competitive
  • Enjoyable and varied
  • High Intensity
  • Set targets
  • Coach- clear messages
  • Quality feedback
  • Good coach skills and knowledge
  • Good structure
Principles

‘A fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behaviour’

•Individualise approach
•Independent Thinking Cricketers
•Learn from failure – make clever mistakes
•Stretch
•Clear communication
•Competitive environment
•Enjoyable and varied

Technical Underpinning
  • Strong base
  • Balance and alignment
  • Quick hands
  • Playing length, pace and spin. Ability to move forward and back
  • Playing a swinging ball
  • Posture – ability to move multi directional
  • Big catching area
  • Strong head position
  • Quick feet
  • Hub of the fielding team
  • Safe, repeatable and legal action.
  • Straight lines
  • Fast bowling checklist. Grip, acceleration, etc.
  • Craft – Swing, seam, slower balls, yorkers.
  • Safe & legal action
  • Beat them in the air
  • Beat them off the pitch
  • Full rotation – hip and shoulder
  • Energy through the crease (transferring power)
Fielding – Stop
  • Attack the ball
  • Take it early – quick release
  • Multi directional
  • Low squat
Fielding – Catching
  • Posture
  • Head & throwing hands together
  • Strong base when possible
  • Multi directional
Fielding – Throwing
  • Long arm in prep & release
  • Strong wide base
  • Side on
Age specific outcomes for Boys & Girls
  • Running between the wickets
  • Basic understand of fields
  • Ability to play full tosses and short bowling
  • Understand shot selection
  • Ability to bowl straight consistently
  • Aggressive intent when fielding
  • Some X factor
  • Role responsibility
  • Bowlers setting Plans
  • The ability of rotating strike
  • Decisions under pressure
  • Athletic development
  • Strong tactical awareness for different forms of the game
  • Adaptable Game plans with bat and ball
  • Play 360 degrees
  • Each bowler having 2 roles
  • Running between the wickets
  • Basic understand of fields
  • Ability to play full tosses and short bowling
  • Understand shot selection
  • Ability to bowl straight consistently
  • Aggressive intent when fielding
  • Athletic development
  • Hitting bad balls
  • Adaptable knowledge of fields for different situations or the game
  • Some X factor
  • Role responsibility
  • Bowlers setting Plans
  • The ability of rotating strike
  • Understanding of your game
  • Strong tactical awareness for different forms of the game
  • Play 360 degrees
  • Each bowler having 2 roles
  • Adaptable Game plans with bat and ball