Category Archives: Cricket Academy

GKC Begins work in Abu Dhabi

The 2017 GKC Coaching assignment in Abu Dhabi has got off to an exhilarating start. Coaches Ed Kilbee, Oscar Nauhaus have settled in well at their base at the state of the art Zayed Cricket Academy. The project is part of GKC’s drive to grow the game around the world and establish an international footprint. […]

GKC continues sterling work in Mauritius

GKC Coaches Sivuyile Mfunelwa and Brad Moses recently returned from a three month assignment in Mauritius. The sport is starting to take off on the island with GKC visiting for a second year in a row. The pair were based at the Northfields Cricket Club and coached players between the ages of 7 and 17. […]

Coaches Corner – The “Game” is in the balance

Upon attending a conference recently, I was exposed to a concept called “Constraints-led” training. Although it seems like complicated language, this method would be familiar to all coaches in varying degrees. A “constraints led” approach is a coaching methodology based on the principles of non-linear learning. Through the manipulation of certain “constraints” (task, player or […]

Gary Kirsten celebrates 50th birthday by launching Dynamic Online Leadership Course

Gary Kirsten who celebrates a milestone birthday of 50 today (23 November 2017) has launched his online Udemy course entitled: Leadership and Coaching in Cricket by Gary Kirsten. This groundbreaking programme which targets cricket lovers, coaches, parents, human resource managers and leadership practitioners is now available for public consumption on the www.garykirsten.com website. Kirsten has […]

Destination Abu Dhabi: GKC set for Winter Assignment

Abu Dhabi

Growing and expanding the game across the globe is a major goal for Gary Kirsten Cricket. The world renowned coaching business based in Cape Town, South Africa has grown exponentially over the years. Under the tutelage of ICC World Cup winning coach, Gary Kirsten the business has established itself locally and successfully spread its wings […]

GKC Holiday Clinics Grow Talent Pool

The Gary Kirsten Cricket Holiday Clinics continue to gain momentum in the Western Cape. The popular project was staged at four venues during the third term vacation and attracted a record number of youngsters. Over 40 players attended clinics hosted in Century City, Parklands College, Kenridge Primary School and Curro Hermanus. The three-day programme which catered for junior […]

Coaches Corner – Start where the player is

Gary Kirsten

Picture this scenario. A well-known, high level coach is working with an U11 batsman working on their straight drive. As an observer you hear advise such as “Your back swing is moving into out”, “Create mid-flexion in your stance”, “Extend to the intended target”. As we may well know, these pieces of information are all […]

GKC Activations and Free Coaching Sessions

Curro Hermanus

Gary Kirsten Cricket continued its series of activations and Parent in Sport talks at Curro Hermanus and Parklands College recently. GKC has been based at Curro Hermanus since January this year with numbers in the private coaching space continuously growing at the school. Over fifty kids attended the free coaching session between the age of […]

Galiem Ready for Global Stage

Dayaan Galiem

Cape born, Dayaan Galiem is one of South Africa’s rising stars. The 20-year-old has made a seamless transition from amateur to professional cricket over the past three years after an impressive junior career which saw him turn out for South Africa Under-19. The former Rondebosch Boys High pupil who is a graduate of the Gary […]

Ryan Cook Tour Diary

South Africa A

Gary Kirsten Cricket Head Coach, Ryan Cook recently returned from a stint with South Africa ‘A’ in the United Kingdom. Cook served as the fielding coach during a three match ODI series against the England Lions. Training Camp: We had a nine day training camp before we left for England. It gave us a chance […]