Winter Warriors

The program invites you to extend your cricket skills and be challenged towards furthering your development as a player. For Country Winter Warriors please click here. Check out our Winter Warrior video here!

To check out coaching in action click here.

The Sessions Involve

  • Video analysis
  • Full video report
  • Exclusive Uniform
  • Induction night with guest speaker
  • 10 individual sessions with SBCC staff coaches
  • Bowling machine discounts for additional practice
  • Speed Gun - measures your bowling speed
  • Optional practice matches
  • Join our UK or NZ tours!

What does the program cover?

The program begins with our induction night with great guest speaker in recent years ( Merv Hughes, Rob Quiney, Rod Hogg & Ray Bright ) outlining what it takes to get to the top of cricket! The first session starts with video analysis, this sets up the skills that need extra attention. However if you would like to cover some specific problems speak to Shaun before or during the first session. If you are an all rounder it is possible to cover both batting and bowling, or any other skill in the game during your ten sessions.

Who becomes a Winter Warrior?

Because this program is one on one coaching, players of all ages and standards work on their cricket over the winter. It is not unusual to coach a young beginner at 4:30pm followed by a Premier player at 5:00pm! The only proviso is that you are keen and want to improve.

Three venues to choose from

The Winter Warriors sessions run at 3 venues across Melbourne. They are Clever Cricket Thomastown,  Maddocks Sports - Blackburn and Dandenong Sth.

The coaching is conducted on a fortnightly basis ( you can choose weekly if you want) and is open to players of all ages and abilities. With the optional discount bowling machine rate to be utilised (if chosen) when it suits you (Thomastown only). Since it's introduction, the Winter Warrior program has been my most popular program and no doubt one of the most comprehensive winter training programs in the State!

When is it on?

You will have a chance to choose a half hour ( or hour) place from any of the days and times listed below. Once your time is chosen, this will become a standing arrangement for the duration of the winter on a fortnightly basis.

Monday to Friday 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Please contact Shaun for exact times for each venue.

Program starting dates 2020.

Starting dates? Week 1 Week 2
Session 1: Week starting Monday June 22 Monday June 29
Session 2: Week starting July 6 July 13
Session 3: Week starting July 20 July 27
Session 4: Week starting August 3 August 10
Session 5: Week starting August 17 August 24
Session 6: Week starting August 31 September 7
Session 7: Week starting September 14 September 21
Session 8: Week starting September 28 October 5
Session 9: Week starting October 12 October 19
Session 10: Week starting October 26 November 2
Note: the above dates are your week starting dates, sessions run every two weeks from your initial session.
Please note that you will be contacted asap to confirm exact times, starting dates and your coach. It is most likely that your booking will be as you request. (Slight variations may occur)
Booking are taken on a first booked first served basis.

Induction night and Uniform

The Winter Warriors induction night has been a hugh success since introduced in 2014. Former Test stars have passed on great insights into what makes a first class player. The induction night is held at Rydges Bell City in Preston and has a great room for our night. We outline how to get the best from your Winter Warriors coaching and our Winter Warriors uniform is passed out also.

Online Content

We have created several work shops for 2020 on key aspects of batting technique. The Work shops feature explanation of a shot, examples of Test cricketers playing the shot, analysis of SBCC students playing the shot, correction drills and up close demonstrations. The work shops are included free of charge for all students and are not to be missed.

Practice games

We introduced full scale practice games in 2017 which were a great success. Games will run again this year on the public holiday before the AFL grand final. The games will be held in the Shepparton area and will again run on turf.

Please attend all sessions as make up sessions will not be provided this Winter unless the office is informed before the program starts (May 4, 2020) of any dates you will be unable to attend. Nets and coaches are pre booked and paid for regardless of weather the session takes place.

What if I am going to miss a session?

All sessions are transferable, if you are going to miss a session you can

  • Pass it onto a family member or friend
  • Organise a swap with someone else doing the Winter Warriors program
  • Pass the session onto a cricket teammate

Please attend all sessions as make up sessions will only be provided this Winter when the office is informed before the program starts (June 23, 2020) of any dates you will be unable to attend. Nets and coaches are pre booked and paid for regardless of whether the session takes place.


If you sustain a long term Injury, sessions not used from the time you inform the office can be postponed or transferred.

Other missed sessions

If one of my coaches is ill or unable to make a session you will receive a session at the end of the program to cover that session.

Helpful Hints

Try to get to all sessions early as the program is totally booked out.
Always be padded up ready to go if you are batting.
Please inform your coach if you want to focus on bowling

The Cost

10 x $50.00 = $500
Plus FREE Shirt ( available on the launch night only or until stock runs out)
Plus $30 for Uniform, Dartfish disc & Lecture 

Optional bowling machine practice

As a Winter Warrior, you are entitled to discount bowling machine rates at Thomastown when it suits you. The rates are:

  • 5 x 1 hour sessions at $10.00 each = $50.00
  • Rates are normally $40.00 per hour - saving you $150.00!
  • Or you can book unlimited sessions at Clever Cricket for $10 per hour (personal sessions only, training partners will be charged a 50% of normal price)


Placements for the Winter Warriors are made on a first in, first served basis. To secure a place on this comprehensive winter program, and ensure the times you want are available, please call me TODAY as we already have places being booked! Book below or call 0412 382 558.

Cancellation Policy: Click here to read our cancellation policy.

Times available range between: Monday to Friday: 4.00pm - 8.30pm & Saturday: 9.00am - 6.00pm

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