Kirsten brings personal cricket coaching to your cell phone

2016-11-08 06:01

Gary Kirsten, along with his coaching team at Gary Kirsten Cricket, are now offering free coaching on your cellphone to aspiring cricketers.

Kirsten is a household name in the cricketing world. His exploits as an international cricketer and coach are well documented, but in recent years, Kirsten and his team have conducted high-performance coaching clinics throughout South Africa as well as in India, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

“Cricket is a global game and we as a global cricket academy enjoy travelling to various international destinations for coaching clinics. However, we’re very excited about being readily available to anyone with access to a smartphone and WhatsApp. Players are able to send the Gary Kirsten Cricket (GKC) Academy coaching team a short video clip of themselves practising for some free coaching analysis, tips and advice,” says Kirsten.

Creating the clip is a simple task and an instructional video can be found at www.garykirsten.com.

It can be filmed by a player’s coach, parent or friend using the camera on his cellphone.

“We at Gary Kirsten Cricket always aim to be at the leading edge of innovation and making use of mobile technology is an exciting way for us to meet the needs of our coaching work. The idea of being able to share a piece of coaching advice with players in the most remote parts of India, Pakistan or Africa, whilst also being able to engage with players in the biggest cites of London, Sydney, Johannesburg or Dubai within seconds, makes me very excited,” Kirsten adds.

For now the team has opted not to cap the number of videos that players can submit. The filming guidelines can be found on the website and academy’s social media pages, explains Ryan Cook, GKC coaching director.

“We have no idea how many videos will be sent to our team from around the world and we’re planning to keep this a free service until the demands become too great,” says Cook.

 Players will be able to send in a short video of themselves batting or bowling to the Gary Kirsten Cricket coaching team via their Whatsapp number 076 171 2300.


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