Tag Archives: high performance

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 […]

High Performance Academy Enters Exciting Second Phase

Phase two of the GKC High Performance Academy got underway on 9 January with after a two-week break during the festive season. Six more players have joined the Ryan Cook led programme which offers exclusive interactions with Kirsten and other top coaches as well as one-on-ones with world renowned professionals from a variety of different […]

Bola Machine

BOLA machine

Gary Kirsten Cricket always endeavours to be at the forefront of technology. The Bola Machine is the latest addition to our world-class facilities. The machine has the ability to provide consistent and accurate bowling of all styles. The BOLA is used by Test and First Class cricketers as well as club and school players throughout […]

Saldanha International Academy

Gary Kirsten continued his coaching work in India along with Ryan Cook at the Saldanha Academy in Mumbai in November. The duo conducted a five-day High Performance Camp with 40 players between the ages of 13-21. “Through the duration of the camp held at the Police Gymkhana ground on the famous Marine Drive the players […]

High Performance Academy

Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy is in full swing having got underway at the start of November. The four-month-long programme has attracted eight players from around the world between the ages of 18-21. These players stand on the cusp of first-class cricket and the programme which is being held at the home of GKC […]

High Performance Programme: Players interact with renowned former Springbok captain

Jean de Villiers

Players at the Gary Kirsten Cricket, High Performance Programme enjoyed the pleasure of interacting with one of world rugby’s most decorated former players, Jean de Villiers this week. The ex-Springbok captain shared some of his insights and experience through a question and answer session with Kirsten himself. The Paarl born, centre earned 109 caps for […]

Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Progamme with International Flavour

The Gary Kirsten Cricket (GKC) High Performance Programme got underway in earnest at the Constantia Sports Complex this week. It is the first time that GKC is running a four-month long programme with cricketers from around the world. The talented group of semi-pros come from England, Holland, Denmark and Zimbabwe and are aged between 18 and 25. Ryan Van […]

Kirsten and Cook head to India for High Performance Coaching Clinic

Gary Kirsten is set to return to India for the second time in three months for a 5-day coaching clinic in India. The well recognisable and renowned figure after winning the ICC World Cup with India in 2011 enjoys working on the sub-continent with passionate young cricketers. He will head over with Ryan Cook, Director of the High Performance […]

GKCA Private Coaching: Pathway to success

Reaching ones true cricketing potential requires years of hard work, determination and bags of mental strength. While natural ability is vital in the ever changing game, preparation, mentorship and good coaching will undoubtedly serve any player hoping to rise to the top. The Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy’s high performance, private coaching programme gives young players […]

High Performance India

We just finished a 10 day high performance camp in Jaipur coaching the Rajasthan cricket association Ranji trophy squad which comprised of 40 players. We focused on all 3 formats of the game, test cricket, one day cricket and T20’s. We then went into building team culture and leadership withing the group of players and […]