The Winter Programme runs June and July each year normally as this is the only time we have the capacity to utilise all the lanes for
the programme. Below are the details from our 2023 programme but this is just an indication and the timing and pricing may change if
we run the programme is 2024. You may submit a registration of interest to receive more details in April 2024 HERE
Winter Cricket Programme
The Winter Programme is a structured cricket coaching programme that runs through the months of June and July each year at our indoor
cricket centre in Moorabbin. This very popular 9 week programme commences on the weekend of June 3 and 4, 2023 and provides players
with both technical and tactical coaching.
Using the latest technology including BOLA bowling machines, our accredited coaches simulate match day situations and test players with a
wide variety of drills. The objective is to deliver a purposeful training experience and use video analysis to detect weaknesses and
rectify technical flaws. While the Winter Programme has a heavy emphasis on batting, the final few weeks of the programme include group net
sessions where players bat and bowl against players of a similar age and skill level.
Given juniors often have other weekend sporting commitments, the Winter Programme operates on both Saturdays and Sundays. Participants can
book their 20 minute weekend session on either day and the only pre-requisite to attend the Winter Programme is a passion for the sport and
a commitment to work hard to improve their skills. Most importantly, the programme is NOT just for elite cricketers, it caters for
players of all ages and abilities who want to improve their skills, build confidence and achieve their full cricket potential.
the last 7 years we have seen a number of participants (both boys and girls) go on to represent Victoria and Australia in under-age
cricket teams. We have also seen numerous participants progress to play representative cricket for the South-East Cricket Association
(SECA), Eastern Cricket Association (ECA), Dandenong District Cricket Association (DDCA), Under 15 J. G. Craig teams as well as the Youth
Premier League (YPL teams like the South East Bayside Breakers, Scorpions, Emus etc.). Dozens of our graduates are now playing Premier
Cricket at various clubs in Melbourne. and you can read testimonials from players and parents (scroll down to
bottom of the page) or click HERE
THE 2023 WINTER PROGRAMME SCHEDULE
In June and through early July, we put your batting technique under the microscope in our Batting Lab.
We examine your set up including your stance, grip, head position and balance that lay the foundations for batting success.
Our mission is to help you score runs to all parts of the ground and increase your power.
In June, the weekly 20 minute batting sessions cover all the front foot shots - the forward defence, the off-drive and the
on-drive. The schedule includes some variation by bowling over and around the wicket plus we explore ways to help you generate more
power, turn the strike over and improve your running between wickets.
Note that players do not do any bowling in June but over the course of the Winter Programme participants will hit more than 1,000 cricket
balls so they build muscle memory and commence the club pre-season training period full of confidence.
July, the weekly one on one batting coaching sessions shift the focus to back foot shots including the punch, the pull and
the square cut. We also include a session dedicated to playing spin bowling with a focus on footwork and decision making.
In the back end of July, we introduce group net sessions where players of a similar age and ability are grouped together
for a weekly 45 minute net session. As a guide, each player will bat for 15 minutes in the nets against other players in their
group. In these sessions, players will commence to bowl for around 30 minutes to prepare them for their club pre-season training
For bowlers, these group net sessions will provide technical feedback to improve pace and control plus prevent injury.
The net sessions are also designed to make sure the batters execute their skills under game day pressure scenarios. If we
detect a batting weakness in the group net sessions we revert back to the bowling machines and one-on-one coaching to rectify any
issues. By August, players will be fully prepared for their pre-season training at their club.
of the Winter Programme are as follows:
Cricket HQ : 51 to 53 Levanswell Rd, Moorabbin 3189
The programme caters for players of all ages but the majority of participants are boys and girls aged 8 to 16
9 Week Winter Programme : $ 650
Your Cricket Kit, Water Bottle and Game Day Attitude!
Helmets are compulsory when batting in the nets. Group net sessions in the last 3 weeks are graded by
age and skill level
KEY FEATURES & CONDITIONS OF THE WINTER PROGRAMME
- Structured Training Sessions in a Professional Environment
- High Quality Indoor Training Centre in Moorabbin with World Class Lighting
- Accredited Specialist Coaches and Low Coach to Player Ratios
- Practical, Technical and Tactical Game Sense Tuition
- Participants will face around 1,000 cricket balls over the Winter Period
- Parent Friendly Environment – Stay and Watch Your Child and Monitor their Development – Drinks & Snacks available
The Winter Programme runs on a very tight schedule of 20 minute weekend appointments in the first 7 weeks. If you are late, we cannot extend
your session time as it would impact on the remainder of the day’s timetable
If a player can’t attend any of the weekend sessions (due to sickness, holidays or other commitments) we CANNOT offer replacement or make up
sessions (on a weekend or week night). If you know in advance you will be away for a week or two you must list the dates on your
registration form and we will adjust the price of the programme on a pro-rata basis.
- Please note, every year the Winter Programme has been a complete sellout so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Details of dates are as follows:
3, 10, 17 & 24
4, 11, 18 & 25
1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Once registered for the Winter Programme you can go online to book your first 4 Saturday or Sunday sessions in June .
If you have any queries in relation to the Winter Programme please contact Pat Camm on (03) 9018 9733 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can complete the registration form securely online below - click on the yellow start tag to begin.
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WANT MORE CRICKET?
THE VICTORIAN JUNIOR CRICKET ACADEMY
- (Sorry, the 2023 VJCA has reached capacity - no more applications can be accepted)
In addition to the Winter Programme, we also offer extra one-on-one coaching sessions at our standard one-on-one coaching rates. For
aspiring young cricketers looking to accelerate their development and prepare for Representative cricket we also offer the opportunity to
join the Victorian Junior Cricket Academy.
Reviews of our previous Winter Programmes:-
- Brock Mackenzie - 09/22
- Krista Williams - 28/09/22
Pranav Mittal had his first game of the season on Friday and in batting showed he had gone to a different level. I put
this down to the little bit of training we had as part of the Winter Programme, even though the programme was cut short; the few sessions
have made a massive difference in Pranav's game.
- Vivek Mittal - 21/11/21
Fantastic lesson with my son Thomas, Pat and his team tailored the lessons to address every aspect of his game, well worth the cost and
- Wayne Wallis - 5/7/20
Pats training improved Louise's technique for her cricket last season, producing consistent high scores. We look forward to further
technique improvement during this Winter.
- Mark Thomas - 1/7/20
Finley loved the session. He told me on the way home is can’t believe how lucky he is to have someone like Pat teach him
and he loved the net session.
- Philip Anderson - 30/06/20
Quite an enjoyable introduction to elite level training for my 9y/o. With the focus on ensuring both a fun and safe
session, it was clear that corrections to technique & style of play were beyond my level of offering as a parent and valuable to the
development of my child
- Brent Batrouney - 29/6/20
In the post CoVid world, Cricket HQ is still providing exceptional cricket tuition to players of all abilities. Pat and his team of coaches
left us enthused about the session, the season to come and the game itself! Can’t ask for much more!
- Philip Galanopoulos - 29/6/20
Fantastic. Another excellent session. Thanks Pat & Michael
- Kristi Batti - 29/6/20
Great Coaching. Thank you
- Charlie Moulang - 29/6/20
Cricket HQ was very helpful for me and giving me advice to improve my batting.
- Rebecca Jefferd - 29/6/20
Well planned program tailored to individual age and ability. Excellent to develop good technical base
- Payal Lal - 29/6/20
Joel was our coach today and he was terrific. Professional and caring and Angus enjoyed the hit and got a lot out of it.
- Antony Naughton - 28/06/20
Pat was extremely encouraging, honest, and constructive, after only 1 session I have seen a huge change in my sons stroke play. Looking
forward to seeing his progress over the winter academy training
- Stuart Drury - 25/06/20
To have my son come out of the nets with the smile he had on his face after his session with Pat and Joel telling me what he learnt
and that he loved it and can’t wait for the next session after week 1 has me as excited as him
- Anthony Radcliffe - 3/6/19
Pat and other team are amazing in coaching kids and giving them confidence and right feedback. Have seen significant improvement in my
son's game. Cheers
- Guarav Gupta - 6/7/19
Exceptional results in just 12 weeks. An amazing turn around in technique and confidence
- Hugo Waisman - 18/8/19
My son started with limited batting skills. At the end of the programme, he is able to play competitive cricket (U12). Pat really drives
his disciples to improve and customises his methods to suit different types of players. He goes over and beyond to make sure the players
overcome their shortcomings. Nice facility in Moorabbin. Will continue to seek services in future.
- Jaideep Karnik - 19/8/19
Great facility with a great coach in Pat and his supporting staff. They are tireless and passionate about the game and
truly interested in the individual player's development.
- Tarun Gupta - 19/8/19
This is the best place for UV (Utkarsh Vaishya) to improve his skills and thanks to Pat for all the guidance.
- Sanjeev Vaishya - 02/09/19
Excellent training....myself and my son really happy with the training and will continue the training with HQ
- Jerome George - 26/08/19