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Sessions - Nathan de Villiers

Pre Season 2019/2020

4th June 2019

Focus : Batting and Bowling Analysis

ASPECT

Video - Batting

Batting - Front Foot Drives

Video - Bowling

Bowling - Half run up Consistency

DETAILS

10 Balls Full - 10 Balls Short - 10 Balls Spin

Under Arm Double Bounce - Wanger Full - Hitting through the V

12 Balls - 6 Behind and Side - 6 Front on and Side

18 Balls - 12 to right hander and 6 to left hander

NOTES

For Analysis and basis to work from

Present full face of the bat - ball to go where it is supposed to go - Balanced & Good Head Alignment

For Analysis and basis to work from

Looking at bowling one side of the wicket

7th June 2019

Focus : Game Sense

ASPECT

Batting Warm Up 

Batting - Picking Gaps Running between Wickets

Bowling - Warm Up

Bowling - Half run up Consistency

DETAILS

Skinny Bat + Weighted

Game scenario pick the gaps and run ones or twos

Stationary bowling one side of the wicket

Attacking the stumps

NOTES

Warm Up

His turning at the crease ability to pick gaps

Loosen up with focus

Focus on hitting the stumps

18th June 2019

Focus : Batting and Bowling

ASPECT

Batting Warm Up 

Batting -Short Balls

Bowling - Warm Up

Bowling - Inswing

DETAILS

Decision making on the short ball - Weight Transfer drill

Tennis balls and racket looking at technique and decision making

Focus on that back foot landing and keeping the arms tucked in a bit in the run up

Keep working on the inswinger

NOTES

Which ones to play which ones to leave and how to leave/Sway/duck

Back foot covering off stump balanced arms extended and hitting with the full face of the bat not rolling wrists too early

Working on the little things to make the action compact repeatable and trusted

Taller in the action and meaty part of the thumb protruding more towards the stumps

21st June 2019

Focus : Batting and Bowling

ASPECT

Batting Warm Up 

Batting - Using Feet to spin

Bowling - Warm Up

Bowling - Inswing

DETAILS

Double Step and catch the balls on the half volley

Drop feeds, underarms and the over arms/wanger

Drop steps from plyo box

Slower ball - speed gun 

NOTES

Head to the ball balanced and using your feet to manipulate the field

Pick the length of the ball based on the first 2m out of the bowlers hand, cover the spin.

Stability and quick release onto the front foot

No decerneable change in the action and slower on the speed gun.

24th June 2019

Focus : Batting and Bowling

ASPECT

Fielding Warm Up 

Fielding

Bowling - Warm Up

Bowling - Follow Through

DETAILS

Reaction Grid

10-20-30 attacking the ball, turn catches

Run throughs

Ensure that you finish your action and follow through towards target

NOTES

Quick efficient movements and reaction catching

Attacking the ball, clean pick up and balanced when throwing, Jump turns and pick up the ball early and catch confidently

Check that the run up is right and no no-balls

Focus on bowling arm under your armpit and 6 - 8 paces continuing towards the stumps moving out of the danger zone

24th June 2019

Focus : Batting and Bowling

ASPECT

Warm Up

Batting

Bowling - Warm Up

Bowling - Yorkers

DETAILS

Running Between the Wickets

Back Foot shots making the back and across a habit

Back foot landing

Learning to bowl a bit fuller at the toes and wide of the crease

NOTES

10 x Random Number Generators focus on running hard, low efficient entry and powerful explosive exit from the crease

Ensure that the back foot covers off stump and remains parallel to the crease.

Nice and light fast twitch movement allowing rotation around the bodies vertical axis.

Without changing too much other than the length of the deliver we can use your pace to ask questions of the batsmen

5th July 2019

Focus : Batting and Fielding

ASPECT

Warm Up

Batting

Fielding - Warm Up

Bowling - Swing

DETAILS

Batting no footork drill

Scenario hitting zones and running hard

Catching 2 hands and then one hand

Swing around the stump in and out

NOTES

Playing the ball late and under your eyes

Putting what we have done into practice

Give with the ball track the ball into the hands

Control over your stock deliver away swing and then the inswing

12th July 2019

Focus : Batting and Fielding

ASPECT

Warm Up

Batting

Fielding - Warm Up

Bowling - Length

DETAILS

Drives along the ground

Gapping on and off drives

Catching 2 hands and then one hand

Being able to control the length bowled yorker, good, short of a length and bouncer

NOTES

Drop drills rapid fire, weight transfer drill

Hitting along the ground through the V

Give with the ball track the ball into the hands

The ability to control what length you want to bowl consistently

23rd July 2019

Focus : Batting and Fielding

ASPECT

Warm Up

Batting

Fielding - Warm Up

Bowling

DETAILS

Mix Bag drives to run through to pull shots to evade

Pull and Cut shots - decision making and shot execution

3 high catches

Middle stump drill

NOTES

Warm up drill - putting it all together

Not rolling your wrists too early, high back lift and hitting down on the ball

Watching the ball, focus on one ball at a time

Attacking the stumps

26th July 2019

Focus : Batting and Bowling

ASPECT

Warm Up

Batting

Bowling - Warm Up

Bowling

DETAILS

Playing off the pads.

Wanger from around the wicket targeting the pads

Back foot hold isolation drill

3 Stumps game off 18 balls

NOTES

Isolation drills and under arms feeds. Controlling it along the ground and in the air

Looking to make good decisions when to on drive and when to play it across the line.

Balance and drive towards target

Competitive aspect and narrow focus

30th July 2019

Focus : Batting and Bowling

ASPECT

Warm Up

Batting - Game Sense

Bowling - Warm Up

Bowling

DETAILS

3 Drives and 3 Short warm up drill

Looking to play an innings

Back foot hold isolation drill

5th stump challenge

NOTES

Get the feet moving

How many runs for 60 balls and no wickets in hand

Balance and drive towards target

Challenge the batsman make him play