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Specialist Coaching Clinics 2017

The Wellington School of Cricket offers a number of specialist coaching clinics throughout the year. These clinics are focused group sessions targeted at coaching specific skills in a controlled and enjoyable environment. Please see below details for information on upcoming clinics within the WSC or please contact Ivan Tissera for further information.

Cricket Wellington Specialist Coaching Clinics

Please see below details for the Specialist Coaching Clinics on offer at the Wellington School of Cricket

Wicket Keeping

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 Coach

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
Training drills
Easy warm ups for game day
Diving
Run outs

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.

Batting

Everybody loves scoring runs (even bowlers) and it is no secret that players with the correct batting technique are more likely to consistently contribute to the team score.

The Wellington School of Cricket is excited to announce that Blackcap and Wellington Firebirds Luke Woodcock will be conducting an intensive four day batting clinic at the Westpac Stadium Centre.

This season Luke became the most capped Wellington Firebird finishing a stellar season with the bat and being named the leading run scorer in four – day cricket. Luke has extensive experience across all 3 formats of the game and in these sessions he will be touching on some key elements experienced in these formats.

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The clinic runs for four days over four weeks.

The dates and times are:

First group Wednesday 7th June 5:00pm -6.30pm.

After this session the group will run on Sunday 11th, 18th and 25th of June (9.30-11.00am) -8 Players per group

Second group   Wednesday 7th June 6:30pm -8.00pm.

After this session the group will run on Sunday 11th, 18th and 25th of June (11.30 – 1:00pm) -8 Players per group

Venue: Wellington School of Cricket – Westpac Stadium.

The age range for the clinic will be 13 – 17 Year olds.

The following themes will be touched on during the course –

  • Technique against types of swing / spin
  • Batting for prolonged periods of time
  • Technical, Tactical, Mental & Physical side of batting
  • How to practice & prepare like the professionals do
  • Presentations
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Injury Prevention

The use of bowling machines will be a regular feature of the course content

The fee for the program is $240 and please note that places are strictly limited, and will be allocated strictly on a first come first serve basis.

Pace Bowling

Wellington School of Cricket in conjunction with Future Stars Cricket is excited to announce that former Firebirds and Stags pace bowler Andrew Lamb will be conducting an intensive 4 days pace bowling clinic at Wellington School of Cricket – Westpac Centre.

The program will run on the 14th May, 21st May, 11th & 18th June 2017 from 4pm – 5.30pm.

Aspiring speedsters will have the opportunity to learn from one of the finest pace bowling coaches. Players will work with Andrew in groups (limited to a maximum off 8) in four 90 minute sessions.

Session 1:

This session will be exploring field settings at various stages of the game. This interactive session will provide an insight into being proactive in the field settings. We will also explore each action to ensure it is safe, in alignment and the most efficient to bowl fast, accurately and get the most out of every delivery. This will be videoed with the bowlers being able to see their action and will have a report to take home and refer to show al changes and corrections. We will also introduce the 4 Tent Pegs method of coaching fast bowling.

Session 2:

In session 2 we will begin to understand the notion of swinging the ball in both directions and understand the dynamics of making the ball swing. We will introduce the notion of reverse swing and how to make it work. We will continue to refine the Kinetic Chain sequence and introduce loading into the action to generate speed and power.

Session 3:

Here the bowlers will become more accomplished and knowledgeable as fast bowlers as we now begin to develop variations to extend our bowling vocabulary. These will include slower balls, Yorkers and bouncers. We will also discuss and develop an understanding of when to use them and how to set the field for those balls.

Session 4:

Session 4 will be a focus on fitness, diet and nutrition. All bowlers will leave the session with a diet plan and fitness regime to get them ready for the season ahead.

Over the course of the clinic each bowler will further their knowledge to become a confident, knowledgeable and successful fast bowler. The tools they will leave the clinic with will enable them to bowl accurately, set fields to different situations and balls they wish to bowl consistently, and use variations of speed and length to gain the advantage in every game they play.

The fee for the program is $240 and please notes that places are strictly limited. Please note enrolment will be done by strictly first come first serve basis.

Spin Bowling

The Wellington School of Cricket is excited to announce Ivan Tissera will be conducting an intensive 4 days Spin Bowling clinic at the Westpac Centre.

Ivan is an NZC Level 3 qualified Coach with a strong track record in working and developing promising Spin Bowlers from beginners, Wellington representative cricket and to International level.

The  Programme will focus on Technical, Physical, Tactical and Psychological aspect of Spin bowling and run from on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th May 2017 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Programme will focus on Technical, Physical, Tactical and Psychological aspect of Spin bowling.

Players will work with Ivan (limited to a maximum of 15 players) in four 90 minute sessions.

Age group for this programme is 12 – 16yrs

The fee for the programme is $240 and please note that places are strictly limited.