Category Archives: Cricket Academy

GKC partner with Fairmont High School

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Gary Kirsten Cricket launched private coaching at Fairmont High School last week during the high school’s open days. While parents and pupils had a tour of the school, Fairmont Cricket and GKC held coaching drills and stations, showcasing the quality of structures and coaching that can be expected by pupils wanting to join next year. […]

GKC soldiers on amidst drought

The devastating drought in Cape Town has wreaked havoc across the city with the Western Province Cricket Association recently suspending all club and school matches. While the wait for rain continues, Gary Kirsten Cricket is determined to use the dry months fruitfully. “This is the ideal time to capitalize on private coaching,” GKC Coaching Director, […]

Guest Coaches Join GKC HPA

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The 2017/2018 Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy has got underway after a well deserved break over the festive season. Cricketers from around the world have descended on Cape Town for the programme which is designed to prepare athletes for the first-class game. The four-month long programme is run by Gary Kirsten as well as […]

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

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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 […]