Helping players reach the elite level
The Cricket Victoria High Performance Academy is an elite training program that caters for both male and female athletes and is committed to accelerating skill development through the identification of short and long term development needs.
The Academy is used to identify potential Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers and VicSpirit players early in their careers and provide the coaching and skill improvement that will allow them to make it to the elite level.
During the 2016-17 season, a number of former male Academy players will be on either full or rookie contracts throughout the nation:
- Victoria - Scott Boland, Jackson Coleman, Xavier Crone, Travis Dean, Seb Gotch, Sam Grimwade, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, Ian Holland, Jackson Koop, Glenn Maxwell, James Muirhead, Tom O'Donnell, James Pattinson, Jake Reed, Matt Short, Blake Thomson and Guy Walker
- Tasmania - Andrew Fekete, Jake Hancock, Andrew Perrin and Cameron Stevenson
- New South Wales - Peter Nevill
- South Australia - Tim Ludeman and Daniel Worrall
- Western Australia - Ashton Agar
Once player needs are identified, improvement plans are established and implemented.
The five development areas for each individual player are as follows;
- Physical development;
- Technical improvement;
- Tactical education;
- Mental awareness; and
- Performance evaluation
In order to facilitate this ongoing improvement and produce cricketers capable of playing competitive first class, we aim to provide:
- Access to first-class facilities - Indoor and outdoor;
- Access to skill specific, specialist coaching groups;
- Access to individual one-on-one skill development;
- Access to leading strength and conditioning coaches who designs athlete specific programs; and
- Access to specialists to assist body management
In general, athletes will be under 23 years of age as of June 1 in the year of their program cycle.