Training typically proceeds regardless of weather conditions.
Training is held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the turf practice wickets on Elsternwick Park Main Oval. On nights when the turf practice wickets are not available, training is held at the synthetic practice wickets on Elsternwick Park Oval No 2.
Players should wear either club playing attire or navy tracksuit pants or shorts with a white cricket shirt.
Specialist Batting Coach:
Specialist Fast Bowling Coach:
Specialist Spin Bowling Coach:
Players are expected to arrive on time to training whenever possible and advise their Captain, the Coach or the Chairman of Selectors if they are unable to train or need to leave training early.
Players are expected to take personal responsibility for their training performance and ensure they are doing something constructive at all times.
Players are expected to train with intensity – train as you play.
Players are expected to be selfless and help team mates with throw downs, hitting catches or net bowling.
Players are expected to prepare themselves physically, technically and mentally for each match.
5:00 – 5:45 pm
Early Bird Activity
Set up nets on turf wicket area (Tuesdays)
Throw downs, fielding, fitness.
5:45 – 6:00 pm
A group warm up activity is conducted at the beginning of each session. Typical activities include a warm up jog twice around the rectangle, run throughs (side to side, backwards, heel flicks, high knees) followed by dynamic stretches (lunges and squats).
Late comers are expected to warm up in this manner on arrival.
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Competitive bat vs ball and may include games scenarios.
Maximum of 4 bowlers per net.
Batting individually or in pairs (rotate strike every 3 balls or as appropriate).
When not directly involved in Net Session
Batting - Throw downs, drop drives, pulls and cuts, underarm lobs, running between wickets.
Bowling – Wrist cock, stationary gather, pair bowling, target bowling.
Fielding – Pair catching (1 hand, 2 hand), pair fielding (under arm throwing, over arm throwing, ground balls and high catches, slips cradle / catch it, tennis racquet catches, target throwing at stump (under arm and over arm).
7:30 – 7:45 pm
Take down nets around turf wicket area and store (Thursdays).
Review of session and announcements.
Selection DinnerMatch reports, team selection and dinner.