Training Expectations

Batting sessions booking spreadsheet

Below is a spreadsheet for the Senior Men Batting sessions. Senior Male players may book themselves in for batting sessions with coach Phil Gregson by inputting their name to a corresponding 20 minute session in the below Google spreadsheet.

Training expectations for Senior Male players

Senior training commences at 5pm at Floreat Oval and concludes at
approximately 7.30pm. Club warm up gear/ tracksuits must be worn at all
practice sessions.

  • Advise the Net Captain that you have arrived.
  • One complete lap of Floreat Oval at above jogging pace to warm up muscles
    prior to stretching. Stretching: 5-10 minutes of Dynamic Flexibility and Mobility
  • Attend training with a specific area of your game you want to improve. Having
    preset you goals will help in this area.
  • Be aware of the safety requirements at training. Don’t turn your back to the
    nets and batters endeavor to hit the ball along the ground. Bowlers shouldn’t
    bowl until the net is clear.
  • Mental Practice – Mentally prepare yourself when you go into bat, consider
    pitch conditions and bowlers you’ll be facing and strategy you’ll be adopting.
  • Observation Practice – One good form of learning, especially as a younger
    player is watching the more experienced senior players.
  • Following batting there will be some running to do, with or without your gear
    on. Instructions will be issued prior to training.
  • Use common courtesy when practicing. When batting, pick up the ball and
    return to the bowler on the full. No “slogging” – only good cricket shots.
  • If you’re working to a program and you have finished bowling, please advise
    the Net Captain or Coach of your intention so he can arrange a suitable
    replacement. Never just leave the net.
  • Your first responsibility to training is to ensure there are enough bowlers.
    Never go and do throw downs or fielding if there is a shortage of bowlers.
  • Training is finished when the Coach or whoever is in charge calls an end to
    practice. It doesn’t finish when you feel you’ve had enough. If you have to
    leave training early then please advise the Coach prior to training, not leave a
    message with one of your team mates.
  • Warm down: 5-10 minutes of Static Stretching at the completion of the
    session as well as observing the necessary recovery practices ie: Proper
    Post-Training Nutrition, Icebath/Hot and Cold Showers, Wearing Recovery
    Skins, Water intake, Adequate Sleep.
  • At the conclusion of training, pitch in and help the coaching staff put the gear