MCIS CRICKET ACADEMY

Here at Mega Courts Indoor Sports we are proud to host one of the biggest cricket academy programs in South Australia, with over a hundred young cricketers enrolled in one of our many inclusive programs in 2021. 

Over the past four years our academies have provided boys and girls of Adelaide with the skills and knowledge to take their game to the next level and achieve their cricketing goals. 

Coaching Philosophy

Our coaching philosophy is governed by the principles of players scoring runs and taking wickets; learning how to do so through replicating game situations and developing skills to improve decision making whilst playing games. 

Through our cricket academies we aim to develop player’s skills in all aspects of cricket by facilitating a competitive but nurturing environment where players can learn and express themselves to build more confidence in their skills and as cricketers. 

Through a combination of group and one-on-one sessions, players will have the opportunity to work with our coaches in small groups and personally to maximise their growth over the course of the academies.

These sessions will utilise a variety of training methods to develop well-rounded skill sets and with the aid of state of the art video analysis we believe we have all the tools to develop any cricketer’s game. 

Cricket Academy Coaches

All of our cricket academies are coached by experienced and passionate staff whom share their abundance of knowledge from playing and coaching in International, First-Class and Grade organisations. 

Cricket Coaches for our 2021 Cricket Academies: 

Muditha Madawantha – Current Head of Cricket and First XI Coach at Scotch College

Andrew Zesers – Former Australian Player and Current Head Coach of Immanuel College

Peter Sleep – Former Australian Player and Current Head Coach of Woodville DCC

Russell Thompson – Current Head Coach of Kensington DCC

Ben Johnswood – Current Junior Head Coach of Kensington DCC

J C Gamage – Former Sri Lankan Player and Coach at Woodville DCC

Gareth Cox  – Current 1st Grade Captain and Junior Coach at Northern Districts DCC

Lewis Evans – Current 1st Grade Player and Junior Coach at East Torrens DCC 

Whether it’s preparing for upcoming trials, developing technical skills or learning tips and tricks of the trade, our graduates will leave our programs well equipped to excel in school, club and district competitions, with many of our past graduates going on to be selected in association, representative and state squads. 

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