For many years we have been trying to best prepare our wonderful kids for the rigours of cricket, where their performance and fun in the game is optimized, while their risk of injury is minimized. I had the pleasure of attending Northern Districts Scott Wrenn’s strength and conditioning workshop the other evening and with his permission I would like to share it with you all.
Incorporating these fundamental movement patterns can further prepare your mind and body for what comes next for enhanced performance and enjoyment and improved longevity in our game.
Developing Movement Patterns and Pre Game Preparation:
What are fundamental movement patterns of Cricket?
General • Locomotion • Manipulation • Stabilisation Specific • Squat • Lunge • Hinge • Push • Pull • Rotate/Twist • Brace in the Three areas of Fielding • Batting • Bowling
How can we develop Fundamental Movement Skills in our sessions? • Warm Up/Activation – Ensure that we are putting an emphasis on preparing for all future sessions. Preparing the Mind and the body for what comes next.
What does pre game/training preparation look like?
- World’s Greatest Stretch
- Single Leg Balance – Single Leg Good Morning Walk
- Squat – Overhead plus duck walk Squat Mobilisers
- & Duck Walk
- Lunge – Overhead plus twist Lunge Walk
Source : Scott Wrenn Northern Districts Cricket 2017
- Run Drills Butt Kicks, High Knees, Running Windmills, Dyna bands, Foam Rollers
- Reaction Games, 5 Catch Stump, Slip Catches, Centipede Catches:
Source : Matt Adsett