Winter Cricket Programme 2020

The Winter Programme is a structured cricket coaching program that runs for 10 weeks through June, July and August. The programme commences on the weekend of June 27, 2020 and because children can have other weekend sporting commitments, we will be operating on both Saturdays and Sundays. Participants can book their 20 minute time slot on a week by week basis on either day (subject to availability) using our online booking calendar to work around their other sporting pursuits.

The programme focuses on the technical and tactical aspects of the game to deliver a purposeful training experience. Our accredited coaches simulate pressure match situations with a wide variety of skill drills and use the latest technology including BOLA bowling machines and video analysis. There is a heavy emphasis on batting but in the final few weeks of the programme we run group bowling sessions in the nets.

The only pre-requisite to attend the Winter Programme is participants must be passionate about the game of cricket. They should be prepared to work hard to take their game to the next level. Most importantly, it’s NOT just for elite junior players, it’s for young players who want to build confidence and realise their full potential.

Over the last 5 years we have seen a number of participants (both boys and girls) go on to represent Victoria and Australia in under-age teams. We have also seen numerous participants progress to play representative cricket for their association including the South East Cricket Association (SECA), Eastern Cricket Association (ECA) and the South East Bayside Breakers. Dozens of our graduates are now playing Premier cricket. You can read testimonials from players and parents here.


In the first sessions (the first weekend of June) and continuing in July we put your batting technique under the microscope in our Batting  Lab. We work through your set up and lay the foundations to score runs across the entire  batting ‘wagon wheel’. Our analysis also explores ways to help players generate more power.
 We use state of the art BOLA bowling machines during your weekly 20 minute one-on-  one batting sessions and work through the full array of shots. We start with front foot  drives then move to back foot pull and cut shots later in the programme. The schedule also includes some variation by bowling over and around  the wicket.  
As the month progresses we continue with the 20 minute weekly batting sessions in the Lab but we shift the focus to competitive game day scenarios to challenge players.

 In July we also introduce group net sessions where players of similar ages and ability are grouped together for a 30  minute net session each week. As a guide, each player in the group will bat for an additional 7 to 10 minutes in a net  and each bowler will bowl for around 20 minutes.

 Similar to the July agenda, however, we shift the batting emphasis to T20 power hitting drills. Players also undergo a batting  spin class in August with a focus on footwork and decision making. One session in August is a 'partnership session' where players bat together and run between wickets with a focus on calling to prepare them for the pre-season.
 In August we extend the group net sessions and increase bowling loads so players hit the ground running with the start of  their club pre-season training. Where appropriate, we introduce some cricket specific strength and conditioning activities in  the HQ gym.  


Details of the Winter Programme are as follows:


Cricket HQ – 51 to 53 Levanswell Rd, Moorabbin 3189


The programme caters for boys and girls aged 9 to 16


10 Week Winter Programme $ 440


Your Cricket Kit and Water Bottle


Helmets are compulsory when batting in the nets

To reserve a place in the Winter Programme you need to download the application form and email it to


Details of dates are as follows:








4, 11, 18 & 25

5, 12, 19 & 26


1,  8, 15, 22 & 29

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Once registered for the Winter Programme you can use our online booking system to book your weekly sessions on Saturdays or Sundays from 27th  June. If you have any queries in relation to the Winter Programme please contact Pat Camm on (03) 9018 9733 or

Booking for the Winter Programme uses a separate booking to our normal 10to8 site. Once you have registered and we have received your application you can select timeslots for the 10 weekly 20 minute sessions using the link below:-

Book Winter Programme Timeslot

The most common questions people ask about the Winter Programme include:

Q. What days are the Winter Programme sessions held?
A. Because children can have other weekend sporting commitments, we will be operating on both Saturdays and Sundays. You will be able to book your timeslot online.
Q. If I miss a session on a weekend through illness or weekends away can I catch up with a double session later in the programme?
A. The short answer is no.  In the past, every weekend is generally fully booked.
Q. Do I get the same coach every week for the 10 weeks?
A. Highly unlikely. The coaches make notes on every player and we share them. Players might get the same coach a few weeks in a row, however, we are advocates of having a fresh pair of eyes look at players.
Q. Do players get any bowling coaching as part of the sessions?
A. Not in the first 5 weeks as they are dedicated to batting. We want young bowlers to rest in July but we do build up the bowling workloads as we move into August.
Q. Are there any pre-requisites to be part of the Programme?
A. The programme is aimed at 8-16 year olds. The only pre-requisite to attend is participants must be passionate about the game of cricket. They should be prepared to work hard to take their game to the next level. Most importantly, it’s NOT just for elite junior players, it’s for young players who want to build confidence and realise their full potential.
Q. Can I get more training/coaching on top of the winter programme?
A. Yes, The Victorian Junior Cricket Academy is there to satisfy the appetite of the fanatics and includes 10 extra mid-week 30-minute one-on-one coaching sessions in the evening (see below). Or normal one-on-one coaching is available as normal at $55 per half hour.



In addition to the Winter Program, 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 we also offer the opportunity to join the Victorian Junior Cricket Academy.

The Academy incorporates all the training associated with the Winter Programme detailed above PLUS players get an additional 10 x 30 minute one-on-one coaching sessions during the winter months of June, July and August. These 10 additional 30 minute sessions are generally booked during the week (not weekends) in the late afternoon or early evening between 4.30pm and 7pm.

Winter Cricket Programme - Value

$ 440

10 Additional Mid-Week One-on-one coaching sessions  - (Normally $55)

$ 550

Total Value of the Package

$ 990

Term Price 

$ 850


If you have any queries in relation to the Victorian Junior Academy please contact Pat Camm on (03) 9018 9733 or

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
Fantastic. Another excellent session. Thanks Pat & Michael
- Kristi Batti - 29/6/20
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
Cricket HQ was very helpful for me and giving me advice to improve my batting.
- Rebecca Jefferd - 29/6/20
Great Coaching. Thank you
- Charlie Moulang - 29/6/20