Winter Cricket Programme 2021

Details below of our 2021 Cricket Programme

The Winter Programme is a structured cricket coaching programme that runs for 10 weeks through June, July and August. The programme commences on the weekend of June 5 & 6 2021 and because school-aged children can have other weekend sporting commitments, we operate 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), the South East Bayside Breakers as well as the Scorpions and Emus. Dozens of our graduates are now playing Premier cricket. You can read testimonials from players and parents (scroll down to bottom of the page) or click HERE


In the first weekend (June 5 or 6) and through June and continuing through July, we put your batting technique under the microscope in our Batting Lab. We work through your set up to lay the foundations to score runs across the entire batting ‘wagon wheel’ and our analysis also explores ways to help players generate more power. .
In your weekly 20 minute sessions we work through the full range of shots starting with the forward defence and then front foot drives before moving to back foot pull and cut shots later in the programme. The schedule also includes some variation by bowling over and around the wicket. We do not want players bowling in the first 6 weeks of the programme.  
In July, we continue with 20 minute weekly coaching sessions in the Batting Lab and we shift the focus to T20 power hitting drills and players also undergo a batting spin class with a focus on footwork and decision making.

In the back end of July, we introduce group net sessions where players of similar ability are grouped together for a weekly 45 minute net session. As a guide, each player in the group will bat for an additional 10 minutes facing bowlers and players will be expected to bowl for around 20 to 30 minutes.

Similar to the July agenda, in August we shift the batting emphasis to competitive game day scenarios to challenge players. Group net sessions continue and we increase bowling loads so players hit the ground running at the start of their club pre-season. If we detect a batting weakness in the group net sessions we revert back to the bowling machines to work on the issue.

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 $ 550


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:





5, 12, 19, 26

6, 13, 20, 27


3, 10, 17, 24

4, 11, 18, 25


7, 14

8, 15

Once registered for the Winter Programme you can use our online booking system to book your weekly sessions on Saturdays or Sundays from 5th June 2021. If you have any queries in relation to the Winter Programme please contact Pat Camm on (03) 9018 9733 or

Download Winter Programme Application Form HERE Download Winter Programme Application Form HERE

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 first seven weekly 20 minute sessions using the link we will email to you.

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. There is no capacity for replacement/make up sessions.
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 June and the start of 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 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 details of this will be released in April. Don't worry, you can always upgrade later if you want.



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.

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