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.
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
Chad Sayers – Former Australia & South Australia Player. Current Assistant Coach of Papua New Guinea National Side and Current player at Woodville District Cricket Club.
Brad Young – Former Australia, South Australia and Adelaide Strikers Player. Current Coach with SACA and Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy.
Aaron O’Brien – Former NSW, South Australia, Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades Player. Current specialist coach at Kensington District Cricket Club.
Ben Hilliard – Current First Grade Coach at Adelaide University District Cricket Club. Former A Grade player at Adelaide University District Cricket Club.
Gareth Cox – Current 1st Grade Captain and Assistant 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.