The Cricket Mentoring podcast has been designed for cricketers and cricket lovers who want to learn and improve themselves. In this podcast we interview past, current and future cricket stars to find out more about their journey and what makes them successful while also sharing some audio from ourselves at Cricket Mentoring. Our goal is to help you become your best, on and off the field so I hope you enjoy this podcast and get something valuable out of it.
Peak performance in sport | Mindset | Question & Answer with Tom Scollay
In this episode, Tom Scollay presented at a Keynote event as a break out speaker discussing peak performance in sport. This is a snippet from the end of the session when they audience broke into a Question and Answer section with Tom.
You will hear Tom answer questions relating to mindset in sport and how to manage yourself.We hope you get some awesome information out of this one.
Bhavi Devchand - From the toughest time in her life, to being teammates with the worlds best
Today’s guest is a professional cricketer, a mentor of ours and the head of female cricket at Cricket Mentoring and someone who has become a friend over the past few years.
Bhavi Devchand is currently contracted with Victoria and is training and rubbing shoulders on a daily basis with some of the world’s best cricketers including Elysse Perry and Australian captain Meg Lanning. While she’s living her dream, it certainly has been an easy run and she’s had her fair share of setbacks and disappointment.
As one of our mentors, I probably should have shared Bhavi’s story a long time ago but had I done so, we wouldn’t have got the last 15 months of her story, which as she says, has been some of the best and worst times in her life. The setbacks she faced, forced her to step out of her comfort zone, which has resulted in some of her biggest growth as a person, which she shares with us throughout this podcast.
This is an awesome story of challenging yourself and getting out of your comfort zone as well as going back to why you started pursuing cricket...cause you love it. I have no doubt this episode will give aspiring cricketers hope that anything is possible and hopefully it inspires a young boy or girl somewhere in the world, to chase their dreams despite the obstacles that you face.
Lets get into it.
The 6 Pillars of Success - Tom Scollay
I now know what makes Steve Smith, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson so special. They understand themselves and know what they need to do in order to prepare themselves in all 6 pillars, so that they have the best chance of succeeding, every time they step onto the field.
For me, it wasn’t a lack of skill. It was a lack of understanding. It was a fluke if everything aligned both internally and externally, and hence why I was inconsistent.
Through my personal experience and leanings, I now believe that there are 6 pillars to success, that are true for almost every athlete.
Josh Philippe - Behind the Grill Q & A
G'day legend. Welcome back the Cricket Mentoring Podcast. This episode is the audio from an extremely interesting zoom call we had with the first 30 people who had bought the Cricket Mentoring online program "Josh Philippe - Behind the Grill". These lucky 30 customers got the opportunity to be invited into a zoom call with Sydney Sixers player Josh Philippe and ask him questions for an hour to gain a deeper insight into his game and mindset.
With lots of value in this episode, we hope you enjoy it.
Charlie Wakim on not wanting to be defined by 'talent'
G’day legends. Welcome back or welcome to the Cricket Mentoring Podcast. This episode was recorded at the end of April 2020 when we were at the height of the coronavirus in Australia. It’s not being published in early June 2020 and fortunately, things have become much more positive in Australia and around the world.
Today’s guest is a friend of mine and someone I’ve watched go from an average cricketer to scoring a huge hundred on his first-class debut.
Charlie Wakim grew up in Sydney and loved his cricket but in his own words, matured as a person and a player a bit later and it wasn’t until he was 25 that he became a professional cricketer when he was awarded a contract with Tasmania. After some tough times, Charlie finally got a lucky break when George Bailey got injured during a Big Bash match and boy did he take his chance by scoring 160 on debut.
I absolutely love sharing the unique and individual stories of cricketers at different stages of their career on this podcast and after what some would say was a long journey to becoming a professional cricketer, Charlie is coming into the prime of his career.
This is another incredible story of tenacity and never giving up and I’m sure it will give hope to a lot of young cricketers around the world, especially if you’re not necessarily the best player in your team or state right now.
Jake Weatherald (Part B): The mindset needed to succeed at the elite level
This is Part B in our conversation with South Australian and Adelaide Strikers opening batsman Jake Weatherald. If you haven’t listened to Part A yet then I highly recommend you go back and listen to that out before listening to this episode. There was such great value in the first part of the conversation that you’re missing out if you haven’t listened to it.
We pick up this part of the conversation with Jake discussing his game in great detail and how he has been developing it.
I hope you enjoy the second part of this awesome conversation with Jake Weatherald.
I loved the part of this conversation where we discussed tinkering with his game and how he’s continually trying to get better. What I took out of that part was:
You’re going to be challenged all the time and people are going to try and get you out in different ways so you’ve got to be willing to slightly change your game regularly so that you can continue to be successful in the future.
Tinkering doesn’t have to be about changing something. It could be just keeping things the same over and over. If something is working it might be that you continue to work hard at the same thing!
Roger Federer makes technical changes all the time and just goes for it. "I just trust myself to react and do what I want to do." The best players make changes so that they are better in the future.
I really enjoyed hearing about how he prepares himself mentally. As he said it’s about making sure your subconscious is making the decisions rather than your conscious. It was interesting to hear how he said when he’s mentally preparing for a team he knows they will challenge him with their voice, short balls and by bowling the top of the off-stump and he needs to make sure he’s allowing his subconscious to make more of the decisions which are done with keywords to allow his game plan and technique come together.
I also loved hearing his ambitions for the future and how he aspires to play 100 games for Australia in all 3 formats and that if he doesn’t have that mindset then he’s no chance of doing it, a real lesson for any aspiring cricketers listening.
I hope you enjoy this episode!
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