About the Academy Program

At André Burger Cricket, we’ve structured our Academy Program to develop our players into well-rounded athletes. Our ‘whole person focus’ is what sets us apart.

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.

Through our Academy Program we:

  • Develop a high performance level of cricket skills, that enables players to be as competitive as they can be.
  • Introduce players to mental skills that prepare them for top level cricket and enable them to both exert and cope with pressure on and off the field.
  • Provide young cricketers with the highest standard of specialist coaching tailored to their individual needs.
  • Introduce players to recognised advanced training and conditioning techniques such as SAQ® (Speed Agility Quickness) International Training, repetition and mental toughness training to develop all ’round athletic skills.
  • Take a personal approach, setting individual performance and development plans, then monitoring and adjusting these as needed during the program.

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?

  • Pre-intake meeting
  • Full physio assessment
  • Personal strength and conditioning program
  • 90 sessions over 45 weeks from expert coaches and presenters using state-of-the-art facilities:
  1. 15 week strength and conditioning phase with Antonio McCray
  2. 30 week technical and tactical phase with specialist coaches André Burger, Peter Drinnen and Joe Dawes
  3. 4 to 6 weeks of life skills coaching with Michael Jeh
  4. Practical sessions with sports psychologist Jarred Parkes (including personality testing and psychological drills)
  5. Dedicated sessions with sports dietitian Lauren Nugent
  • Video analysis and centre wicket practice
  • BLK athletic gear (including tracksuit pants, hoodie, t-shirts, cap and beanie)
  • Liaison with top administrators, selectors and coaches
  • Liaison with teachers to track players’ academic focus
  • Mid-year performance progress review
  • End-of-year performance review
  • Graduation celebration

Cost: $4,000 (excluding GST)

Why 45 weeks?

45 weeks is the optimum length for achieving accelerated and sustainable results. We spend the necessary time on strengthening and conditioning before moving onto the technical and tactical phases of the program. In our controlled environment, we break bad habits and entrench good technique faster, using repetition and reinforcement.

It also enables us to adequately focus on the nutrition, psychological and life skills elements of the program, which in our experience are pivotal for future success, and often missed or glossed over by other academies.

In special circumstances we may allow participants to enrol for shorter periods at a reduced cost. Please contact André to discuss options as it may depend on capacity and other factors.

Program Pillars

The holistic nature of the Academy sees our program structured around six pillars (detailed over the page).

  1. Physical Development
  2. Technical Development
  3. Leadership
  4. Nutrition
  5. Mental Preparation
  6. Life Skills

Fill out the form below or call +61 414 686 416 to make an enquiry!

Testimonials

Does your son marvel at the precision and seemingly effortless grace of our cricketing greats in action, dream of standing out on the pitch before the crowds himself or simply aspire to be the best that he can be?

The André Burger Cricket Academy is a holistic program focused on developing not just great cricketers, but complete athletes with the right technique, mindset and life skills for success on and off the field.

We have formulated a comprehensive program covering technique, mental conditioning, tactical awareness and anticipation, physical fitness and personal growth and leadership delivered by a team of passionate and hands-on coaches, experts and presenters.

We help young players realise their true potential.