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.
The "Skills for life" Pillars
Technical and Tactical Preparation
Pre & Post Testing
Optimal Everyday Nutrition
Developing an Identity
Speed & Agility
Athlete Eating Plans
Strength & Power
Nutrient Intake and Timing
Peer to Peer Interation
Performing Under Pressure
Organization and Time Management
TECHNICAL & TACTICAL PREPARATION
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.
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 10 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.
We run two programs, a senior program for 14 to 18-year-olds and a junior program tailored specifically for boys aged 9 to 13 years.
What’s included in the 2020 Intake?
- 8-week strength and conditioning phase with Acceleration Australia
- 24-week technical and tactical phase with specialist coaches André Burger, Peter Drinnen, Kepler Wessels, Brad Wigney, Nathan Hauritz and Hitshu Bachani.
- Mindset sessions with our Mindset Coach Patty Duque
- Dedicated sessions with sports dietitian Fiona Mann
- Mental Skills training with Ryzer Mindset
- Visual Intelligence Training with EyeGym
- Access to our PAD (Player & Athletic Development) Program.
- 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.