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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. […]

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Strength and conditioning for Fast Bowlers

Why fast bowlers important? Fast bowlers are considered some of the most influential players on the cricket field. Bowling in cricket involves an initial run-up, numerous rotations and circumduction of a straight arm about the glenohumeral joint to propel a ball at a batter. Put simply, the bowling action compromises of a short phase of […]

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Are UNILATERAL exercises better than BILATERAL exercises for fast bowlers?

Proper exercise selection is one of the core features of any effective strength training program. Traditionally, bilateral exercises make up the bulk of most training routines, with lifts such as the squat and bench press taking precedence over unilateral exercises. These lifts have been a staple of strength-focused programs for decades. When we talk about […]

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Optimizing a Periodized Diet and Supplementation for Sprinters and Jumpers: Case Studies and Practical Application

By Justin Fawley Ever since Tudor Bompa and Leo Matveyev organized Hans Selye’s stress-response models into periodization systems, coaches have argued about how to best set up the months of athlete’s training. The best collegiate athletes have multiple coaches and therapists working together to create meticulously planned year-round training schedules to draw out their best […]

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Nelio Moura Interview: Speed, Strength and Plyometric Development for Explosive Jump Performance

One of the best jump coaches in the world is Nelio Moura, Brazilian national jumps coach, with multiple Olympic gold medalists to his name.  I first heard of Nelio a decade ago through his great work on special strength training for jumpers which was my first exposure to ideas like deloading every third week, or assisted […]

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High Performance Coaching Program

Melbourne Cricket Coaching inspires the enjoyment of the game and enhances cricket development for all players, coaches, clubs, and schools with our former International cricketer’s advice, support, and coaching programs. We do this through a number of different products, services and activities. Cricket coaching is available to all players of all ages throughout Melbourne. Our […]

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MCC follows Cricket Victoria’s COVID-19 Return to Training Guidelines

This guide has been established to support Clubs and Associations under the current Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions to return to playing cricket in a phased approach. PERSONAL HYGIENE & EQUIPMENT Stay away if you or someone close has been unwell in the lead-up to returning to training. If you are sick and think you have […]

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