Skills for life!


About the Academy Program

The André Burger Cricket Academy is a holistic program focused on developing not just the athlete but the Person as well. As the foundation for success, our Personal & Athletic Development (PAD) training disciplines will help student-athletes maximize their potential. Applying an innovative training plan that addresses all key areas, Personal & Athletic Development programs promote athletic development, character growth, leadership and personal progression.

Having played and coached at elite cricket levels for many years, we understand what young players need to take their cricket to the next level and provide a supportive and professional coaching environment in order to achieve this. Positions within the Academy are strictly limited to preserve low coach to player ratios, so one-on-one time is maximised.

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The "Skills for life" Pillars

Technical and Tactical Preparation

Physical Conditioning


Visual Training

Mental Training


Life Skills


Pre & Post Testing

Optimal Everyday Nutrition

Eye-hand Coordination

Self Awareness

Developing an Identity

Personal Growth


Speed & Agility

Athlete Eating Plans

Peripheral Vision

Mental Toughness

Lead "ME"



Strength & Power

Nutrient Intake and Timing

Reaction Time

Energy Management

Lead "Others"

Peer to Peer Interation




Depth Perception

Thought Management

Lead "Community"


Performing Under Pressure

Home Program

Meal Coaching

Vision Strength

Team Work


Organization and Time Management

The "Skills for life" Pillars
The "Skills for life" Pillars

Learn how to transfer training form to match form. There is a big difference between the two. There are so many players with proper technique but can’t seem to transfer this technique into the games. At the Academy, you will learn how to be more consistent in pressure situations.


Outwork and outlast the competition with our Physical Conditioning program. Our team of Physical Performance Coaches will create a program that is designed to enhance all aspects of performance on the cricket field. Whether you are a fast bowler, batter or an all-rounder, the program will teach you about your body, how to move efficiently on the field and create an athlete that is strong, powerful and robust. The aim of this program is to educate you, the athlete on the importance of physical preparation and help you achieve your goals.


At André Burger Cricket Academy, we understand how important it is for athletes to fuel their bodies to meet their high-level lifestyles and sport demands. Our Nutrition program educates and provides our athletes with the right tools so that they’re ready to compete at home, or out on the road.


Vision training is not just about seeing – it’s about doing. Athletes will train the eyes to perform more quickly and efficiently through eye muscle and visual system development.

Incorporating sports vision and cognitive skills into technical skills training can help cricketers improve their game by enhancing their physical abilities and mental acuity. By developing these skills, cricketers can become more efficient, effective, and resilient in their performance on the field.


Our Mental Conditioning program helps athletes develop a high-performance mindset to help them build the confidence, focus and determination to train and compete at their best on any given day. Our first step in Mental Training is to have our athletes take the renowned TAP assessment that measures the mental intangibles important to success in athletics and life. Understanding their mental strengths and weaknesses provides important self-awareness – an athlete’s first step for improvement.


André Burger Cricket believes everyone has an unbelievable amount of potential inside them but unfortunately without certain events this potential remains on the inside. Leadership starts with our ability to lead ourselves. The André Burger Leadership program use techniques to develop leaders with better communication skills, conversational skills, accountability, character building and personal presence.


With a sense of structured independence, we want to let student-athletes take ownership of their time at André Burger Cricket. While they are making these independent choices, our support team is there to provide structure and help them make the right decisions.

For a complete breakdown of the program please contact André Burger on +61 414 686 416

Who should attend?

Aspiring young players 11 years and older who want to take their game to another level. It’s ideal for those wishing to accelerate their cricket development and become well-rounded athletes, equipped to handle what the game, and life, throw at them.

Are you ready to elevate your game to new heights? We are calling upon 12 passionate players who dream of cricketing success. But that’s not all – we believe in a holistic approach to excellence. It’s not just the players who need to commit; we’re looking for families who share this vision of success in sport and life.

What’s included in the 2024 Intake?

  1. 14-week strength and conditioning phase with Athletix.
  2. 24-week technical and tactical phase with specialist coaches André Burger, Peter Drinnen and guest Coaches which will include Kepler Wessels, Hitshu Bachani and Steffan Jones.
  3. Athleticism Program.
  4. Access to our 360 Batting Program as an additional session.
  5. Psychology sessions identifying barriers and helping players to overcome those barriers.
  6. Dedicated sessions with sports dietitian’s.
  7. Mental Skills training.
  8. Vision and Cognitive Training.
  9. Access to our PAD (Player & Athletic Development) Program.
    • Video analysis and centre wicket practice.
    • TYKA athletic gear.
    • Monthly performance progress reviews.

Cost: $4,000 (excluding GST)

We help young players realise their true potential.

  1. 8-week strength and conditioning phase with Acceleration Australia
  2. 24-week technical and tactical phase with specialist coaches André Burger, Peter Drinnen, Kepler Wessels, Brad Wigney, Nathan Hauritz and Hitshu Bachani.
  3. Mindset sessions with our Mindset Coach  Patty Duque
  4. Dedicated sessions with sports dietitian Fiona Mann
  5. Mental Skills training with Ryzer Mindset
  6. Visual Intelligence Training with EyeGym
  7. Access to our PAD (Player & Athletic Development) Program.
  8. Tutor
    • Video analysis and centre wicket practice.
    • Gray Nicolls athletic gear (including tracksuit pants, hoodie, t-shirts, cap).
    • Liaison with top administrators, selectors and coaches.
    • Liaison with teachers to track players’ academic focus.
    • Mid-year performance progress review.
    • End-year performance review.
    • Graduation celebration.

Cost: $3,500 (excluding GST)

We help young players realise their true potential.

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