Coaching

Updated 17 October 2017

Specialist High Perfomance Coaching

We are offering some High Perfomance training for Boys in Year 5 up (batting, bowling and WK) and Girls in U12HB and U15HB (batting and bowling) - staring on 27th October. These will be very much focussed on technique and skill development and are recommended for those who really want to develop their game.  Full details are available here for the Boys and here for the Girls.

AUCC Junior Coaching Coordinator for 2017-18 season - Ben Lewis

Ben has been a member of the Auckland University Cricket Club since 2004, starting his junior cricket in the Y4 Spitfires, and now a member of the Men’s Premier squad. With a rich family history in the club, Ben has spent the last 13 years playing his cricket for AUCC and received his 200-game cap in the 2016-17 season, showing his true dedication and determination to the game and the club he loves.

Ben has his New Zealand Cricket Level 2 Coaching certificate and has coached at the club for a number of years, with club, school and 1-on-1 coaching experience. He brings an organised, punctual approach to his coaching, and is focused on the expression of the individual cricketer. He takes a progressive approach to his coaching exploring the use of digital technology and centres his coaching style on self-directed learning pedagogy, these are significant in his philosophy on both coaching and teaching.  He is in the 4th and final year of his Bachelors of Physical Education and Health, studying at the University of Auckland.

Ben’s professional coaching experience includes involvement with the Eastern Districts Crickets Association. He has strong ties to Glendowie College – attending as a student and playing for the Boys 1st XI, which he is now coaching.

The JCC role is to oversee and roll out the AUCC Junior Coaching Program to its junior players. Included in the role is the Junior Blues Representative Program and Coach Development.

If you have any questions, or would like to contact Ben please do not hesitate to do so on AUCC Junior Coaching Coordinator or 021-842-271. 

Private group & 1-on-1 Coaching

AUCC has a great team of coaches available for private group & 1-on-1 coaching sessions. If you would like to contact a coach directly about organising some sessions, please select from the group below. Or if you would like some assistance in finding the best coach for your needs, contact Ben Lewis - Actng AUCC Junior Coaching Coordinator. 

Name

Level

Speciality

Phone

Email

Nigel Fletcher

NZC 3

All

021-424-222

nigel@icacricket.com

Tom Wells ECB 2 All TBC thomasjoshuawells@gmail.com

Anthony Ireland

ECB 2

Batting, Spin, Pace

029-200-1132

anthony.ireland@goughmh.co.nz

Ben Lewis

NZC 2

Batting, Spin, Keeping, Intro to Hardball

021-842-271

42benlewis@gmail.com

Pierce Fletcher 

NZC 2

Pace and Spin

021-176-0259

pfletchercricket@gmail.com

Ketan Patel
(from Nov 2017)

NZC 2

Batting, Pace, Spin, Intro to Hardball

email only

ketan_103@hotmail.com

Wajih Muhammad ECB 2 All 022-466-5172 wajih_1000@hotmail.com

Hareen Silva

NZC 2 

Batting, Pace

021-0245-5389

hareen_90@hotmail.com

Courtney Buckman

NZC 1

All

027-250-7566

buckman.courtney@gmail.com

Shane Goonasekara

NZC 1

All

021-049-9160

shane.goonasekara@yahoo.com

Beck Robson

NZC CaCT

All

022-199-1700

b.b.robson@student,saintkentigern.com

Coaching Courses

If you are a player, parent/guardian or a volunteer coach, and as you edge closer to the new season, please have a think: What might you like to have known about coaching a team or improving the technique of a player, or developing individuals and teams, as last season progressed? Or, if you are new to coaching cricket, what would you like to know?



 

Whilst a lot of what you can offer as a parent or a coach is based on life experiences and parenthood, the technical side of the game of cricket can often be the one that volunteer team coaches are a little bit frightened of, and often don't quite have the appropriate knowledge for the assistance that is required by a particular team or player.

AUCC runs accredited New Zealand Cricket Courses and workshops for you to upskill yourself.  Dates for the lead-in to the 2017-18 season will be published here as they become available.

Foundation Coaching Course School Years 0-4

A 2-hour course; hands on with no examination and comes with a free coaching manual. The foundation course focuses on: creating awareness, fair play, team play, and the teaching of basic skills.
Full Details - click here.

Coaching a Cricket Team Course (CaCT) School Years 5-13+

A 3-hour course; hands on with no examination and comes with the popular CaCT coaching manual (free). The CaCT course focuses on: The coach, the team, coaching plans for practices and matches, as well as some skills and drills to help player and coach development. The CaCT course is aimed for all parents/guardians of hardball players, school years 5 and up, and is a pre-requisite for people wishing to attend the level 1 coaching course.
Full Details - click here.

For full info on the coaching pathway, including Levels 1, 2, and 3, please click here

Coaching Equipment

Click here to check out some of the coaching gear available to purchase from Players Sport – Use promo code AUCC for your 10% club member’s discount.

Resources

Coaching Books

Superstar Y1 & 2 pdf - click here
Superstar Y3 & 4 pdf - click here
Superstar Y5 & 6 pdf - click here
Superstar Y7 & 8 pdf - click here
Have a Go pdf - click here
Kiwi Cricket pdf - click here

Warm Ups

ACC Sportsmart warm up link - click here
ACC warm up stretches pdf - click here
Batting Relay img - click here
Empty the Rubbish img - click here
Empty the Rubbish progression img - click here
Non Stop Cricket img - click here
Snowball Tag img - click here YouTube - click here
Snowball Tag progression img - click here
Umpire Tag img - click here
Umpire Tag prgression img - click here
Tunnel Ball & Skills game img - click here 
Five Pass img - click here
Touch Cricket img - click here
Cat & Mouse - YouTube - click here
Grab - YouTube - click here
Newcome Ball img - click here

Nets

Saftey & Procedures img - click here

Batting

Watching the Ball - YouTube - click here & here
Playing Spin - YouTube - click hereclick hereclick here
Playing Pace (Improve technique and reaction against pace) - YouTube click here & click here
How to play the bouncer - YouTube click here
Improving foot work and reaction to pace bowling - Youtube click here & click here
Using your feet to Spin - YouTube - click here & click here
Grip img - click here YouTube - click here
- Y5 and Up img - click here
Stance img - click here YouTube - click here
- Y3 and up img - click here
- Y5 and up (and backswing) img - click here
Backswing img - click here YouTube - click here
Front Foot Defence img - click here - YouTube - click here
Front Foot Drive
- The basics img - click here YouTube - click here
- Y5 and Up img - click here
- Drill Part 1 img - click here
- Drill Part 2 img - click here YouTube - click here
- Drill Part 3 img - click here
- Drill Part 4 img - click here
- Drill Part 5 img - click here
- Drop Drives img - click here YouTube - click here
- Tee Ball Drive game img - click here
Back Foot Defence img - click here - YouTube - click here
Pull Shot img - click here YouTube - click here
- Y5 and Up img - click here
- Drill Part 1 img - click here
- Drill Part 2 img - click here
- Drill Part 3 img - click here
- Drill Part 4 img - click here
- Drill Part 5 img - click here
- Drill Part 6 img - click here
- Pull shot game (low tee) img - click here
Cut Shot - img click here - YouTube - click here
Sweep Shot YouTube - click here & click hereclick here

Running Between the Wickets

Basics img - click here YouTube - click here
ECB advanced - YouTube - click here
Drill 1 img - click here

Bowling (Pace)

The Grip img - click here YouTube - click here
The Grip in swing & out swing img click here - YouTube - click here
The Run Up - img - click here YouTube - click here
Pace Bowling Master Class YouTube click here and click here
Swing Bowling Master Class Youtube - click here
The Basic Bowling Action (Side on) img - click here - Youtube click here
Bowling Action
- Drill Part 1 img - click here
- Drill Part 2 img - click here
- Drill Part 3 img - click here
- Drill Part 4 (the jump) img - click here
- Drill Part 5 (the gather) img - click here
- Drill Part 6 (walking action) img - click here
- Drill Part 7 (revision) img - click here
- Drill Part 8 (full action) img - click here
- Drill Part 9 (Areas) img - click here
- Drill Part 10 (Areas and seam up) img - click here
- Drill Part 11 img - click here
- Run up img - click here
- Y5 and up img - click here
The Follow through - img click here - YouTube - click here
Bowling Games
- Box Bowling - click here

Bowling (Spin)

Leg Spin img - click here YouTube - click here & click here
- Master Class - YouTube - click here
Off Spin img - click here - YouTube - click here
- Master Class - YouTube click here

Fielding

Basic Principals img - click here
Master Class - YouTube - click here
Defensive fielding/Stopping the ball img - click here
- Drill 1 img - click here
- Drill 2 img - click here
Long Barrier img - click here & click here - YouTube - click here
Underarm throw img - click here - YouTube - click here (at 1.49 min)
- Y5 and Up img - click here
- Drill Part 1 img - click here
- Y4 Y5 drill 1 img - click here
Close Catching img - click here - YouTube - click here
- Close catching img - click here
- Drill 1 img - click here
Overarm throw img - click here YouTube - click here
- Grip img - click here
- Basic action - click here
- Longest Throw game - click here
- Drill 1 img - click here
- Drill 2 img - click here
- Drill 3 img - click here
- Drill 1 (Kiwi Cricket) img - click here
High Catching img click here - YouTube - click here & click here
- Drill 1 img - click here
- Drill Grid Catching img - click here
Backing up img - click here
- Drill 1 img - click here
Fielding Game
- Throwing and Long Barrier img - click here
- No Mans Land img - click here
Four point drill - YouTube click here
Trevor's drill - YouTube click here
Attacking the Ball img - click here YouTube - click here
- Drill 1 img - click here

Modifed Games
Pairs Cricket img - click here
French Cricket - img click here - YouTube - click here

Wicket Keeping

Stance and Positioning img - click here 
- Standing Up - YouTube click here
- Standing back - YouTube click here
- Y5 and Up img - click here

Cool Downs

Warm up and cool down stretches pdf - click here