Cricket Australia Coaching
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Focus on the basics - Watching the ball, moving according to the line and length and having a free swing of the bat!
In Australia we batters who look to score at every opportunity, develop a wide range of scoring options, can play straight and square of the wicket, run hard between wickets and are aware of the field placements and the game situation.
For junior Cricketers its important to get your batting off on the right foot!
Having the correct stance is vital if you want to score runs, the most important thing about stance is that you need to be well balanced.
Remember the following:
- Heavy bats will restrict a junior cricketers ability to move
- Get batters on to the balls of their feet
- Bat down makes it easier to move the body
Check out more tips from Greg Chappell on how to achieve the optimum position for batting:
Using The Ground:
Use all spaces available such as the ground fence and mini grounds if space is limited! Remember to ask questions and give players feedback throughout the session. You can finish off the session with a modified game incorporating various elements that you focused on in the session.
Using The Centre Wicket:
Everyone should be engaged and involved, encourage creative shot play in your batters and set up scenarios for batters to achieve. This encourages your batters to think strategically and make good game decisions. Award batters for specific aspects of batting whilst feeling the pressure of a match situation. Remember to ask questions and give players feedback throughout the session. You can finish off the session with a modified game incorporating various elements that you focused on in the session.
Using The Nets:
Batters can use the nets in pairs or individually. Competitions can be played between each team in the nets. You can use targets to encourage batters to hit the ball in to the gaps, you can use the nets for throw downs and always remember to rotate your players so everyone is getting a fair practice.