FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Private Cricket Coaching

What is the best age to start private coaching?

The best time to start is when a cricketer is interested in improving their skills and technique, regardless of their age.

Players who receive expert coaching improve their enjoyment and understanding of cricket.
When players improve their skills they also perform better in games.

Generally, the younger a player is taught the correct technique the less chance of developing poor habits.
Private coaching benefits five year olds through to experienced players.

Do you only cater for young players?

As a Level 3 coach, Geoff coaches players first starting to play the game to experienced cricketers of all ages and experience levels.

What time of the year is private coaching recommended?

There are three phases to a cricket season: offseason, preseason and inseason.
Different players attend private coaching for a variety of reasons.

Offseason is a time to work on technical weaknesses in your game. It is important to review your season and identify the areas for improvement. This is the best time to modify technique and develop skills while other players are involved in winter activities you are getting a head start for the coming season.

Preseason is the phase when you work on cricket specific fitness, further develop your skills and technique for the coming season.

Inseason is the competitive phase when the fun begins and you start playing cricket. Development of mental strategies, specific game fitness and training are vital to playing well. Coaching is important in this phase to assist players enjoy their cricket perform to their potential.
Private coaching continues throughout the year to assist players to learn correct techniques and identify weaknesses and work at rectifying them.

Where can I receive Private Coaching?

NORTH SYDNEY North Sydney Boys’ High School Miller and Falcon Streets, North Sydney

ST. IVES St. Ives High School Yarrabung Road, St. Ives

KILLARA HIGH SCHOOL CRICKET NETS Koola Ave, Killara

SYDNEY BOYS HIGH School Cleveland Street Surry Hills

SPORTSBLISS Thornleigh

 

Sessions are scheduled throughout the year.

What is the coach to player ratio?

The coach to player ratio is 1:2 but often the ratio is 1:1.

Cricket Coaching Clinics

When do applications close for the clinics?

We accept applications upto the first day of the clinics and no child is refused a place.
We have a bank of qualified coaches on a reserve roster to call on to accommodate late enrolments.

How old are players at the clinics?

The age range is 5 – 16 years (cricket clinics)

How are players grouped for the sports clinics?

Players are grouped according to age. If you are coming with a friend, we will put you in the same group provided you are similar in age.
On occasion players are moved once their experience has been assessed. This only occurs to give the player a group placement aimed at maximising their clinic experience.
It is rare for players to move groups once clinics have commenced.

Can I come for one or two days?

The clinic program is structured and organised so that different activities are taught each day.
However, attendance for one or two days is possible if application form is received prior to the clinic.
A reduced fee will apply if discussed prior to clinic commencing.

Do you provide feedback to children?

Most of the coaches are teachers and all coaches are qualified and give individual and group feedback on a regular basis. Feedback is delivered in a friendly and positive manner. Coaches suggest ways childrens’ performance and skills can be improved.

Each child is presented with a personal profile at the end of the clinic. These profiles have been individually written by the child’s coach and outlines areas of strength and recommendations where improvements can be made.

Can parents provide feedback on the clinics?

We welcome feedback from parents and children and all participants are emailed or given an evaluation form at the start of the clinic. These can be handed in or emailed at the end of the clinic.

Do I need to bring my own equipment?

No. All equipment is supplied if required. It is best to bring your own gear if you have it.

Do you provide food at the clinics?

Children are advised to bring their own morning tea/light lunch and a drink. No food is provided at clinics and there is a strict policy on not allowing children to share food.

Do you provide drinks at the clinics?

Water is provided for children to fill their drink bottles. Drinks are available for purchase at the clinics.

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