NPL Cricket Academy

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This page provides various downloadable resources for coaches. It is also relevant for parents who want to help their children practice well and more mature Colts who are able to practice by themselves.

Coaching Tools

Tools for helping make nets focused and meaningful

Batting and Bowling: Ideas for improving focus in net sessions - click here to download

Batting: Wagon Wheel Scoring sheet - click here to download

Bowling: Net Bowling Score sheet - click here to download

Bowling: Bowling Pitch Map sheet - click here to download

Self-evaluation forms

Match performance: Colts self-evaluation form - click here to download

Training session performance: Colts self-evaluation form - click here to download

Core Shots chart: Evaluate the quality of your core shots - click here to download

Recap of technical points for core skills

BATTING:

 

Set up: watch video (BBC) - click here

The Drive: watch video (Asics) - click here 

The Pull: watch video (BBC) - click here 

The Cut: watch video (BBC) - click here 

Back Foot Defence: watch video (BBC) - click here

Forward Defence: watch video (BBC) - click here

The Power Shot: watch video (Asics) - click here

 

BOWLING:

 

Pace bowling basics: watch video (BBC) - click here

Off-spin basics: watch video (BBC) - click here

Leg-spin basics: watch video (Asics) - click here

 

FIELDING AND WICKETKEEPING:

 

Fielding in the outfield: watch video (Asics) - click here

Pick up and flick: watch video (Asics) - click here

Catching basics: watch video (BBC) - click here

Wicketkeeping: watch video (BBC) - click here

Player development

Player development: Middlesex CCC Player Pathway - click here to download

Player development: What makes a great player? Key attributes of a cricketer - click here to download

Player development: Ideas for developing physical attributes for cricket - click here to download

Player development: Ideas for developing mental attributes for cricket - click here to download

Site conceived and designed by Joe Lamb - contact

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Useful handouts

Why bowl full and straight?:  A quick explanation of the benefits - click here to download

Fielding and attitude: Explanation of the ideal attitude for fielding - click here to download

When you first go in: Tips for preparing to bat and getting started in your innings - click here to download

Help your child develop their cricket skills: a practical guide with ideas for parents - click to download