HIGH PERFORMANCE ACADEMY 2018/2019
ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL?
The Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy Programme is designed to assist players in reaching their next level as well as having a unique cricketing experience in the heart of Cape Town.
The three month programme involves daily coaching interventions with a team of specialist practitioners in a highly professionalised environment. Players will get every chance to enhance and improve their skills as well as share their experiences with fellow cricketers both through intense practices and competitive matches.
A select intake of players from different parts of the world seeking to further their journey towards professional cricket allows the players a unique opportunity to learn from other cultures as well as engage with each other in a team environment.
As part of a holistic approach, a personal development plan is a hallmark of the program. This includes a physical conditioning assessment followed up by an individualised training program. Each player will also have regular interventions with a performance psychologist as well as a leadership course which includes guests with best practice across sporting codes. Another addition to the program is GKC CoachEd, which seeks to equip players with a coaching qualification and accreditation whilst attending the High Performance Academy.
The players will also get to experience the beauty of Cape Town in a variety of interesting ways with weekly excursions and this includes “township coaching” at the Gary Kirsten Foundation in Khayelitsha, where the players will get to share their knowledge with young players who have limited access to quality facilities and coaching.
This will be the fourth year of HPA and we look forward to sharing a unique cricket experience with ambitious players seeking to raise their game.
– Gary Kirsten