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The school holidays are nearly here. Book your place at my upcoming cricket coaching clinics.

Learn new skills. Improve your gameplay. Hang out with other cricket players.
The off season is a great time for cricket players to work on their game technique, correct errors and build on strengths without the pressure of competition.

During the upcoming July school holidays, I will be running off season cricket coaching clinics at Killara Park and North Sydney (scroll down for dates).

These coaching clinics provide young players with the expert guidance required to develop their skills, technique and game awareness, in a friendly and inclusive environment.

Myself and my expert coaches will help players hone their skills, leading to improved muscle memory, by repeating correct movements over and over, so they become automatic.

Clinics are tailored to the experience levels of each player and are open to boys and girls aged 6 - 17 years. Come for just one day, a few days or attend every clinic - the choice is yours.

If you've got any questions, don't hesitate to contact me directly on 0401 382 409 or geoff@cricketcoachingclinics.com.au.

I hope to see you there,
Geoff Spotswood
Level 3 Coach (Cricket Australia)

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3 hours ago

Not quite the World Cup, but this is where it all begins in India 🇮🇳. Today at Siri Fort, Delhi, fifty junior cricketers are practicing in 47-degree heat, aiming to represent India and play in the IPL one day. They know that past players from the Madan Lal Cricket Academy, like Simarjeet Singh, are now playing IPL and first-class cricket.

In Australia, junior cricketers wouldn't be training in such severe heat, but the reality is these boys will soon be playing matches in similar conditions. Adapting to all weather conditions is essential for Indian and Australian coaches wishing to work in the subcontinent. The extreme heat may not be comfortable, but it's part of the journey for these aspiring cricketers and coaches. 🏏☀️

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2 weeks ago

The club is delighted to announce our Captain/Coaches for season 2024/25

Josh Hartill will again lead our 1st Grade squad following a stellar 2023/24 season where he scored nearly 1000 runs, was runner-up in the Emerson Rodwell Medal, named as Captain in the CTPL team of the year as well as being a regular in the Tasmanian Second XI team.

Simon Palmer takes the reins of 2nd Grade after picking up the role mid-season last season. Simon brings a wealth of experience having been a top performer mainly in our 2nd Grade team over the last 15 years where he is on the verge of becoming our leading 2nd Grade run-scorer in with a strong season this year.

Damien West will be returning to the playing ranks and mentoring our 3rd Grade squad after leading our Junior Program the past six years. Damien has led 2nd Grade for several seasons in the past and will be hoping to continue to raise the bar set by Steve Sillifant and Jack Young in recent years who have done a fantastic job to lead the 3’s to two flags in the past three seasons.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements before the week is out!!

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3 weeks ago

Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club is pleased to announce that Gary Whitaker has been appointed as Head Coach for the 2024/2025 season.

This is exciting news for the club as Gary brings with him a wealth of Premier Grade coaching experience and success.

Gary will be forming his Coaching Staff, Plans and Schedules over the next few weeks.

Following his appointment, Gary expressed his delight at joining the Dolphins.

“Accepting the position of Head Coach for Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club is a tremendous honour and an exciting challenge.

The club has a rich history and a strong community spirit, and I am eager to build on its legacy of success.

I look forward to working with the clubs talented players and its dedicated volunteers to develop our strategies, enhance our performance, and achieve our goals.

Together, we will strive to uphold the club's values, foster a positive and competitive environment, and bring pride to our supporters.

Thank you for this opportunity; I am committed to making Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club the best it can be.”

Welcome to the Dolphins Gary & we wish you every success!

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3 weeks ago

The Coaches' Association (HKHDCCA) wishes to pay tribute to its Head Coach, Rod Hokin, who has decided to stand down from the role after 14 years of wonderful volunteer service on our Executive Committee. Rod is a Cricket Australia High Performance (Level 3) accredited cricket coach and Life Member of the Coaches’ Association, who has led our team of qualified coaches superbly since our inception in 2010. He has also been an inspirational Head Coach at so many of our school holiday junior cricket clinics over the years, as well as three U/15 Boys overseas cricket tours to Sri Lanka (2015), Barbados (2017) and India (2019).

Our new Head Coach for 2024-25 onwards will be announced at our AGM on 19 June 2024 at Vikings Sports Club,

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3 weeks ago

Emotions can have a significant impact on performance in cricket. When players experience intense emotions such as anxiety, fear, or anger, it can affect their focus, decision-making abilities, and physical performance, all of which can impact their overall performance on the field. Here are some ways emotions can impact performance in cricket:

· Focus: Emotions can impact a player's ability to focus on the game. When players are anxious or angry, for example, their attention can be diverted from the game, making them less able to focus on the task at hand.

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Further evidence to great coaches creating a legacy was in one of Rod Marsh’s finest students Ricky Ponting. I grew up playing against Ricky and he was, without doubt, a prodigy, head and shoulders above the next best of his age. Ricky had always been very generous with his time when we have crossed paths and often popped his head in when I was Head Coach of NSW to make observations of some of our young players.

I had two encounters with Ricky that have made me realise he could become a truly great coach and take coaching in Australia to another level.

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Neuro Batting: Optimising Batting Performance through Neuroscience

We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of our "Neuro Batting" program, a progressive approach to cricket training that integrates the latest advances in neuroscience with traditional batting methods. This program is designed to improve batting skills and fundamentally enhance the cognitive aspects of batting performance under pressure.

🧠 Whether you're looking to refine your skills or coach others to reach their potential, Neuro Batting offers the tools to succeed.

🧠 At the heart of Neuro Batting is our commitment to understanding the brain's role in batting. Through meticulous research and innovative technology, we've developed training methods that enhance neural efficiency, decision-making speed, and focus—all crucial elements for a batter wanting to perform under pressure.

🏏 Our tailored program includes:
· Key Assessment Areas:
- Vision
- Cognition
- Psychological
· Neurofeedback Training: To improve concentration and reduce response times.
· Cognitive Simulations: High-intensity drills that mimic game situations to boost strategic thinking and mental agility.

This program is perfect for ambitious cricketers aiming to elevate their game and coaches dedicated to nurturing top-tier talent. By understanding and training the brain, our athletes can achieve exceptional levels of performance.

🔗 Join us as we unveil more details about Neuro Batting and prepare to transform the way you play. Our official launch is approaching, and we can't wait to share this journey with you.

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UTS North Sydney Cricket Club is seeking applications for the position of First Grade Coach.

UTS North Sydney is one of twenty clubs within the NSW Premier Cricket men's competition, and also competes in NSW Women's Premier Cricket.

With a strong, young senior playing squad, we are looking for an inspirational and values-driven Men's First Grade Coach who will shape, develop and lead the playing group with the key aim of developing a team and squad which is challenging for First Grade Premierships in all formats within the next three years. The successful applicant will have demonstrated a successful track record of leading and developing players through embedding a high-performance culture at Premier Cricket level or equivalent. They will have proven success in creating a collaborative, supportive, inclusive and standards-driven team ethos at the appropriate level for Premier Cricket.

The role will be responsible for implementing player development plans for the First Grade and senior playing group, which develop the long-term capability of our players to compete consistently and successfully in Premier Cricket. The Men's First Grade Coach will work with the coaching team on and off the field to the highest possible standard of excellence and professionalism, enhancing the UTS North Sydney brand and reputation.

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Former South African limited over captain Johan Botha will take on the coaching roles of the Brisbane Heat and Queensland Bulls for the next three years.

Botha, 42, was confirmed today as the new head coach by Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson, filling the roles left vacant by the departure of Wade Seccombe in March.

“We’re excited to announce Johan will take on the Heat and Bulls coaching roles and look forward to welcoming he and his family to Queensland,’’ he said.

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Congratulations to Simon Porter for being named the Country Cricket NSW Curator of the Year!
As a former Newcastle and NSW country player, his dedication and passion for the sport shine through in every aspect of his work. Simon's exceptional skills and attention to detail make him truly one of a kind.
And let's not forget about Waratah Mayfield District Cricket Club, boasting the best wicket in Newcastle, thanks to Simon's hard work and expertise. Here's to Simon, the unsung hero behind every great match played on those grounds. Cheers to his continued success and the countless innings yet to be played on his immaculate pitches!

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Sutherland District Cricket Club (SDCC) is seeking applications for the position of Head Coach.

SDCC is a proud member of the NSW Premier Cricket competition. We are a club with a tremendous history of success since our inclusion into the competition in 1965. A large number of First Class and International cricketers have represented SDCC and we have produced two of the best players ever to have played the game, namely Steven Smith and Glenn McGrath. SDCC is located in the southern suburbs of Sydney and has a strong emphasis on the development of our local juniors.

SDCC is a club on the rise following a period where we have performed below expectations. Applicants need to possess the capacity to build upon the improvement of last season and take the club and its players forward towards winning premierships.

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Cricket Mentoring x Diamond High Performance 🏋️‍♀️

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Diamond High Performance as our strength and conditioning partners.

Diamond HP are leaders in sport-specific strength & conditioning training, and have trained the likes of Australian cricketers Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Hardie, Josh Phillipe & Marcus Harris, along with a host of professional athletes from other sports.

This partnership will allow us to provide our athletes with the cutting-edge of S&C expertise and facilities, so they can maximise their athletic performance and results on the field.

The partnership will feature:
- Perth-based strength & conditioning training
- Online strength & conditioning programming
- S&C expertise in the Cricket Mentoring Community
- and much more

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2 months ago

The Shane Warne Academy at the St.Kilda Cricket Club in the 2023/2024 season was momentous as it was the first year that the club had girls' and women's teams, and the Under 18 men's team won the Inaugural Men's Under 18 competition against the Melbourne Cricket Club. A fierce rival and one we respect immensely. The Under 18 women's team was Runner Up in the Under 18 Female Future Tournament. The Under 15 Girls and Under 16 Boys demonstrated great potential and were competitive in all games. Another year under their belts... look out 2024/2025.

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2 months ago

Veterans Cricket Coaching Programs - Geoff Spotswood Cricket Coaching

An exciting new veterans cricket coaching program conducted by Geoff Spotswood (Level 3 Coach - Cricket Australia) with off season and pre-season training programs available.

I have developed a quality engaging program for veteran cricketers to provide maximum opportunities for cricketers to participate to the best of their ability by improving their skills, technique, game awareness and physical fitness.

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2 months ago