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
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
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
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.