CANBERRA CRICKET ACADEMY - WINTER TRAINING - ELITE TRAINING
This off-season program is designed for young cricketers to improve their cricket skills during an 10-12 week cricket program running from June to August. The program runs similar to an academic style containing a specific curriculum for three different levels of players, e.g., Beginner, Developing and High Performance. The Canberra Cricket Academy (CCA) curricula generally follows the augmented KUMON technique - it means a player practices on a given task/drill during a training session followed by homework and the trained exercises will be reviewed and tested by a coach. While in CCA training, players will always learn how a drill will adapt to a player’s physical and mental strength. CCA has demonstrated its developed modules to many players where players have developed their skills significantly within a few months’ time.
The ultimate objective of this program is to promote (/outdoor) physical activities to the ACT’s youth community through cricket.
WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR:
- Model Players - Top of cricket ACT players who understand CCA modules well and demonstrate how to play a particular shot
- Alignment - Focusing on Batting/Bowling/Fielding/Wicket keeping Alignment.
- Test - Each player will be tested followed by a training drill or to the following week.
- High Intensive and challenging training for HP Players.
- Intensive spin bowl and playing spin drills
- Easy steps to learn quickly - batting, bowling, fielding
This program will be managed by the head coach – Dr Masud Rahman along with a number of specialist and emerging coaches in the ACT regions. CCA trains coaches as per CCA developed training modules, techniques and practices.
Juniors (from the age of 7) and seniors of any level.
LOCATION, TIME AND ADDRESS:
CricketACT High Performance Centre at 6 Spoering St, Phillip ACT 2606
Three sessions: Every Saturday - June to August
2pm-4pm: Beginners to U12 Age Group
4pm-6pm: U13 to Youth Age Group
6pm-8pm: Elite Players - potential First Grade/ NSW Academy players
Centre Wicket Practice:
About three sessions on centre wickets in August or September- either Junior training or practice game format
Practice games for HP players in September
TRAINING CURRICULA (Guidelines for High Performance/Div1 Level):
Week 1- Week 3:
Batting: Off-side practice – focuses more on "cover-drive" "straight drive" and "cut-shot". CCA utilises many techniques to train young players; one such is the box technique. CCA upholds its three defined core principles to start any session. It influences players using more flexible (tennis) elbows and restricts the use of the wrist for playing off-side drives. CCA educates and trains players with the science behind the technique and how it influences the body while adapting those cricket skills.
Bowling: CCA will employ fundamental bowling practices which ensure that natural talent is nurtured. Easy steps will be taught and multiple areas of bowling will be practised to hone their bowling skills. This year will focus more on body biomechanics ie flexible upper body part.
Wicket Keeping: Fundamental wicket keeping drills with flexibility, movement and balance.
Week 4- Week 6:
Batting: On-side practice – more focus on leg-glance and pull-shot. For beginners, CCA employs an open-up technique to start with for developing a player purely side-on. It contradicts with the conventional ways of teaching young players, CCA proves that it works the best. Interestingly, CCA motivates players to use more of the wrist than elbow for honing this on-drive.
Bowling: CCA coaches will now concentrate more on seam-landing, controlling the balls and bowling to the batters. More on Pace and spin hard – for this year.
Wicket Keeping: Advanced wicket keeping drills with flexibility, body movement, align to the balls and balance.
Week 7- Week 8:
Batting: CCA coaches will explain the differences of playing quick and slow bowling. During these two weeks, batting against spin bowling will be focused on along with body adjustment, widening the batting crease and quick foot movement. CCA will practically show the players how to reach the ball and then employ four ways to play spin balls.
Bowling: At this stage, CCA coaches will identify the specific areas of improvement of a bowler and guide the bowler to develop innovative ways of bowling. Players will hone their skills on how to bowl in a game situation.
Wicket Keeping: Complex wicket keeping drills with flexibility, body movement, align to the balls and balance.
Week 9- Week 10:
Batting: Players will review all skills learned so far and select their best possible shots during a game situation. Many players will be interested to learn innovative shots such as scoop or 360-degrees using the back foot.
Bowling: CCA's specialist coaches will discuss human physiology, biomechanics and their implementation on a bowler’s ability. Further discussion will be held on the areas of improvement.
Wicket Keeping: wicket keeping against batting and bowling situation.
CCA Elite Players and Training:
This training is designed to be the hard-pushed training and players (Top CCA players, Top Div1 and ACT Rep Players, ages 13+ only) will be selected by the invitation only. It may runs even three hours, if required.
Two games will be played either within the CCA squads or against other club players of the same level. These will depend on ground and player availability. CCA players also attend Kookaburra Cups organised by CricketACT
At the end of this program, each player will develop his/her targeted areas of cricket skills in some extent. The player will also be ready both physically and mentally for the summer of cricket starting in October 2021/22.
Total Package of this Off-Season Program is $450 per junior player.
- Special promotion to girls - pay $400 per player
- Two siblings - $700 & Three for $1000
- CCA offers further discount to the players with refugee, having financial difficulties, aboriginal community and family violence background. Please feel free to contact CCA official.
(If you are unable to attend the full program, the cost is $50 per session per player)
Click here for REGISTRATION:
DIRECT DEPOSIT TO:
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Account #: 10321086
A/C Name: Dr Masud Rahman
Ref. Player’s name
Canberra Cricket Academy apparel can be purchased separately.
$30 for a Cap and a T-Shirt
$120 for a CCA customised Kits Bag (require about three months for a customised order)