A good wicketkeeper is critical to the success of any team. They need to be reliable, fit, skilful, tough and at times brilliant but this key position can often by occupied by the player who is, at times, a forgotten man at practice. A good keeper can turn a game their team’s way with an outstanding catch, stumping or run-out and in order for a wicketkeeper to excel they must put in quality time and effort to work on all aspects of their game.
Dates: 14th, 21st and 28th May
Sessions: 9.30am – 11.00am (limited to a maximum of 10 Players in three 90 minute sessions)
Age Group: 12 – 17yrs
This programme is most suitable for aspiring wicketkeepers who have already had some experience in match play situations, covers all aspects of the art of wicket keeping and leaves players feeling confident and ready for their best season behind the stumps.
The course will be directed and run by Mark Borthwick. Mark is a Level III coach with considerable experience in the game. He currently coaches the Hutt International Boys School 1st XI and he has worked with the Wellington Men’s Under 19, Provincial A, and Under 21 girls teams in the last season. He is also currently engaged in working with individual cricketers and he has worked with a number of wicketkeepers in his time at Cricket Wellington. He is enthusiastic and positive and enjoys working with youth cricketers.
Technical areas to be covered
Fitness for wicket keeping
Basic technique – glovework, footwork
Easy warm ups for game day
The fee for the programme is $180 and please note that places are strictly limited. Please note enrolment will be done strictly on a first come first serve basis.
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