Coaching Programmes

Improve Confidence and Performance with Private Coaching

Is your child low on cricket confidence and struggling to stand out at School?

We help cricketers access their FULL POTENTIAL so they can SCORE MORE RUNS, TAKE MORE WICKETS and ELIMINATE Fear of Failure 

Help your child improve their confidence, skills and ENJOYMENT in 2 Easy Steps

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  • Learn our Proven SIMPLE CRICKET approach so they can score more runs and take more wickets
  • Turn their inner voice from doubtful to confident so they can contribute more often in matches and ENJOY their cricket even more
  • Create a mindset for SUCCESS, so they can unlock their full potential, BOOSTING CONFIDENCE and IMPROVING CONSISTENCY, PERFORMANCE and ENJOYMENT
  • Learn the same setup and bat flow fundamentals used by The Best Players in the World so they can score freely and strike the ball sweet like a Pro!

Who is Private Coaching for? Any cricketer who wants to improve their game, contribute more in matches and score more runs and take more wickets. Players from U10C to First XI have recorded personal best performances through Private Coaching.


Jono Bird (SA u19, WP and Bishops First XI) made his debut for SA U19, scoring 51 on debut and 142* in the 2nd Youth ODI vs England. He was named Man of the Series. He also made his Senior Provincial debut for WP in a limited overs match (List A) and became the youngest player in the history of South African Cricket to score a century on debut. He was the leading run scorer against Pakistan and scored back to back hundred’s. 

Oliver Whitehead (SACS U13A and WP U13B) became the first player in the history of Cape Schools Week to score back to back hundreds. Oli scored 3 hundreds in a row in longer formats with scores of 100, 110 retired and 114*. He scored 95* for WP U13B chasing a target of 144 in a match against Boland u13A. On Provincial tour he scored back to back half centuries with scores of 73 vs North West Rural and 78* vs North West Urban.

Noah Heath (RBPS U11A) scored 3 centuries in 2018, his 4th term scores were 100 retired, 55*, 53*, 43*, 36*, 30*

Ethan MacGregor (RBPS U13A, WP U13B) scored 11 half centuries in 2018 including 8 in the 4th term! His scores in the 4th term were 82, 63, 51, 52*, 53*, 56, 58, 73 including back to back half centuries on Provincial tour and back to back fifties for RBPS on two occasions.

Tim Short (RBPS U10A) 56* and 6/14 vs WBJS, 50* and 4/6 vs Bishops, 42* vs WPPS, 35 and 3/4 vs Sweet Valley

Armaan Trikam (Bishops U15B) posted scores of 55, 51, 49 and 40 in the 4th term.


Stephen King (SACS U13B) scored a personal best 70 runs vs WBJS. He took 5 wickets vs RBPS in a T20, took 6 wickets and scored 60 runs vs Bishops, scored 45 runs vs Sweet Valley and took 5 wickets for WPPS, all in the 4th term!

Rishay Thakersee (Bishops U14B) scored 72 runs vs Groote Schuur of 52 balls and the following players all scored their first half centuries: Tom Jacobs (Bishops U13A), Nikola Augostatos (Bishops U13B), Hayden Blanckensee (Sweet Valley U10A). 

Zia Cassiem (SACS U10C) took 5/12 vs Bishops, Daniel Norman (Sweet Valley U13A) and Jack Whitaker (Bishops U14B) both scored personal bests of 47. William Moolman (Bishops U12C) took 5 wickets vs Sweet Valley and got promoted to the “B” team.

Our highly skilled coaches create a positive environment in which players thrive.

Our SIMPLE CRICKET approach, developed over 21 years by our Academy Director Gio Colussi, combines drills proven to accelerate skills development with powerful mental skills and habits that deliver lasting results for our clients.

These skills and habits are transferable and can be used to achieve success, wherever they are applied in life.

We are based at a World Class facility with access to indoor and outdoor nets and use the latest equipment including:

  • Live video analysis so players can improve awareness of their game and achieve accelerated improvements in technique
  • A speed gun so players can measure their progress through instant and tangible feedback helping them improve their speed and accuracy

We provide our clients with written feedback at the end of each term so you are kept up to speed with your child’s development.

BONUS: Sign up for a term of Private Coaching and receive a Puma Forever Faster Cricket Academy training shirt worth R330.


“Jono Bird (SA U19) has been with The Cricket Academy for over a decade, starting off with soft-ball group coaching sessions from the age of 6. The Cricket Academy provides a quality environment that is conducive to learning and developing the necessary cricketing skills. All round great experience provided by dedicated, committed and experienced Coaches.”
Wayne Bird

When: Monday to Friday between 13:30 and 18:30, Saturday between 08:00-12:00
Where: Western Province Cricket Club Sport Centre, Ave de Mist Rondebosch


We have limited space available, so don’t delay, secure your place now with one of our highly skilled coaches 


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