WHAT IS CRICKET?
Cricket is often compared to baseball but offers a range of unique and fundamental skills. When BOWLING the ball, players are challenged to release the ball from their hand with a straight arm (no elbow bend).
Another skill that differs from that more traditional North American sport of baseball is BATTING. Firstly the shape of the bat and position it is held in is very different. Cricket bats are a flat rectangular shape and it rests on the ground against the back of the batters back foot!
Although the batters stances are similar (wide and side on) in baseball the batter plants his feet firmly and does not move much as he swings. In Cricket, the batsman moves his feet deliberately to better position himself to either hit the ball or avoid it.
Having said that the fun and enjoyment involved when ya whack a cricket ball is much the same!
Aussie X Cricket Programs have excellent progressions that help all participants work toward the goal of correctly bowling and batting in order to play a game.
The progressions built into the Aussie X Cricket Programs allow for all participants to have a red hot go and to experience a sense of success. They are given multiple opportunities to try and try again. Generally most struggle early on with the unique techniques but this is all part of the positive experience Aussie X provides.
Each Aussie X program is designed to cater for the needs of you and your participants.
The program is centered around getting all participants actively involved as much as possible and loving the fun had when learning something new.
Whether a school with grade 3 girls or a summer camp with 10-12 year-olds, the Aussie X Cricket Programs can be enjoyed by any age, gender and all levels of abilities!
What is covered within the Aussie X Cricket Program is dependent on a number of factors:
- Participant numbers
- Age and level of abilities within the group
- Length of the program
- Your specific needs – Education, Fun, Special needs etc.
The best way to work out the best program for your organization is to simply connect with us 24/7.