Hogg Visits Pilbara For High Performance Camp
14 July 2015  

Former West Australia Test representatives Brad Hogg and Wayne Clark headed up north last week as part of a High Performance Camp initiated by the Pilbara Regional Cricket Board (PRCB) and driven by WACA Pilbara Participation Officer Nathaniel Kett.

Hogg and Clark, along with WACA Coach Development Coordinator Lindsay Flinn headed up to Karratha, as the PRCB celebrated 12 months since its establishment.

Special guest Hogg conducted warm-up activities and a super spin clinic with five specialist spinners following the North West Cricket Sporting Seminar.

Participants were treated to presentations from guest speakers focusing on; injury prevention and management, strength and conditioning, nutrition, drugs and alcohol, resilience and DSR pathway development.

The presentations concluded with an interactive, humorous and motivational talk from Hogg focusing on what it takes to perform as an elite athlete.

Clark and Flinn put the group through an intense three-day program based out of St Luke’s College in Karratha, training at the Karratha Leisureplex facility.

The program progressed from fundamental skill sessions to advanced drills, finishing with game based centre wicket. Other sessions included game day administration, umpiring, scoring, specific fitness testing and player ratings.

There were 22 participants from throughout the Pilbara, including West Pilbara Junior Cricket Association (JCA), Newman JCA, Fortescue JCA and Hedland JCA.

Thirteen coaches from throughout the Pilbara completed their Level One Coaching Accreditation.

The visit was a huge step in the right direction to strengthen pathway development in the Pilbara and provides a strong platform in the lead-up to the 2015-16 season.

Special mention needs to be made to Karratha First National Real Estate along with the PRCB who sponsored the Seminar, along with Woolworths who provided food for the healthy wrap station.