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Gary Kirsten to host Parent in Sport Evening at Curro Hermanus

The role of parents in the challenging world of youth sports has become more important than ever before. Gary Kirsten will host a ‘Parent in Sport’ evening at Curro Hermanus on 31 August (6pm) to shed light on the influence parents have on their kids. The event is free and is a continuation of the […]

GKC holiday clinics continue to inspire

Gary Kirsten Cricket’s popular holiday clinics once again attracted great interest during the month of July. Clinics were held in Hermanus and Century City, players were put through their paces ahead of the third school term. “Once again we had a great turnout. The clinics are growing well in those areas,” GKC Director of Coaching, Ryan Van Niekerk […]

Coaches Corner

Making Assumptions “When will they learn?”, the all too familiar phrase of a frustrated coach whose team has not executed their skills to the required standard. This may take its form in a variety of ways, be that through lack of skill transfer from practice to match, poor decision making under pressure or even inadequate […]

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 […]

GKC Batting Simulator Activation Day for GKF in Khayelitsha

On Monday Gary surprised the kids at Impendulo primary school with the Gary Kirsten Cricket Batfast cricket simulator. With much excitement the kids learned a few things, and loved seeing Gary give it a go too. Bongile Mfunelwa (12) from Impendulo Primary School in Khayelitsha (who recently made the Western Province u/13 A team) won […]

Dealing with high pressure situations

Gary Kirsten

Being able to deal with pressure is a vital attribute of any cricketer’s game. It is an element which is focused heavily on at Gary Kirsten Cricket in all our coaching programmes. “One of the key things to ask yourself is, have you done the work under that pressure. That pressure is often really difficult […]

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 […]

GKC embraces Multi-Sports

Gary Kirsten Cricket is always looking for new ways to develop the skills of youngsters. That is why we have embraced other codes of sport like football and rugby to sharpen hand-eye coordination and build a greater sense of camaraderie. In the month of December we ran a two-day Multi Sports Clinic along with Fives […]

GKC and Curro Hermanus Strike Winning Partnership

Gary Kirsten Cricket has teamed up with the Curro Hermanus Private School. With a number of promising young players in the region, GKC ran two high intensity holiday clinics during December and January. Under the guidance of GKC Coach, Bradley Moses, 30 players between the ages of 8-13 got their first taste of private cricket […]

High Performance Academy Shifts Gears

The second phase of the Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy is up and running 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 […]