principles of training

A number of principles make up the prescription of training programs, including progressive overload, recovery, specificity and individuality. These principles provide the basis on which we can design programs to prevent injuries and enhance performance. Progressive overload To improve fitness, players must be subjected to training loads beyond those to which they are normally accustomed. […]


Psychological challenges in batting

You begin your journey from the pavilion to the middle. Maybe you’re a club cricketer, you’ve been waiting all week to play your favourite sport, been standing in the field all afternoon watching the bowlers do their thing, waiting for the opportunity to do yours.  Maybe you’re an international cricketer, you’re playing in a test […]


Prabath Nissanka – Head Coach and Fitness Trainer at MCC

Former International Test and ODI Cricketer Level 3 High Performance Cricket Coach and Fitness Trainer As the Head Coach at Melbourne Cricket Coaching, I believe my role extends beyond simply teaching players how to bat, bowl and field. While the foundation skills are important, coaching is also about building confidence and shaping children’s and young […]