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 1st and 2nd, 2024 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.

Over the last 8 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




 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. 

 In early 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 sessions.  
 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.  


Details 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 : $ 594


Your Cricket Kit, Water Bottle and Game Day Attitude!


Helmets are compulsory when batting in the nets. Group net sessions in the last 2 weeks are graded by age and skill level

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Complete the form ONLINE securely below (no need to print we will receive copy automatically if this option selected). PRESS THE BLUE START ARROW to begin.

Please note this form DOES NOT include the introduction information pages which you can download HERE



Details of dates are as follows:




JUNE 2024

1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

JULY 2024

6, 13, 20 & 27

7, 14, 21 & 28

Once registered for the Winter Programme we will send you a link so that 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 us on (03) 9018 9733 or

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- Details of the 2024 VJCA have not yet been finalised - click here to add your name to the mailing list to receive details - please note, not all applicants to the VJCA will receive a place as, unlike the majority of the Winter Programme (which consists of one-to-one coaching) the VJCA format is week nights with groups of players allocated according to age & ability (and numbers are strictly limited)

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:-

I just wanted to pass on our thanks for the hugely positive impact you are having on B** as part of the Winter Programme. He talks all the way home about the techniques and adjustments he is being taught. He’s really taking it on board, and I just wanted to thank you for your patient and helpful guidance.  Your passion for the game is obvious, and your input into helping B** learn and improve is greatly appreciated

- Krista Williams - 06/23
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 highly recommended.
- 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