Winter Warriors

Now in it's 28th year the Winter Warriors program invites you to extend your cricket skills and be challenged towards furthering your development as a player. The program is based around 10 personal coaching sessions spread across the Winter preparing all players for the season ahead.

Sessions are available in WA (Perth), NSW (Newcastle) & Victoria ( Thoamstown, Dandenong, Blackburn & Werribee)

If you are a regional player and can only train on weekends we have the Country Winter Warriors program for you 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
  • 7 Batting work shops via the SBCC YouTube channel ( only available to Winter Warriors)
  • 10 individual sessions with SBCC staff coaches
  • Your choice of 30 minute or 1 hour sessions fortnightly or weekly
  • Bowling machine discounts for additional practice (Thomastown only)
  • Speed Gun - measures your bowling speed
  • Optional practice matches
  • 6 Venues -*Perth * Newcastle *Melbourne  (Thomastown, Werribee, Blackburn, Dandenong Sth)
  • First option to Join our UK or NZ tours!

What does the program cover?

The program begins with our induction night with a great guest speaker in recent years ( Merv Hughes, Rob Quiney, Rod Hogg, Graham Yallop, Graeme Vimpani & 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 or your coach 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 10 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 and a Veteran's cricketer at 5.30pm! (Male and Female) The only proviso is that you are keen and want to improve.

Six venues to choose from

The Winter Warriors sessions run at  6 venues - Perth, Newcastle  and 4 venues across Melbourne - Clever Cricket Thomastown,  Maddocks Sports - Blackburn, Werribee Indoor Sports centre 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 Australia!

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 & Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Please contact Shaun for exact times for each venue.

Program starting dates 2022.

Starting dates? Week 1 Week 2
Session 1: Week starting Monday May 2 Monday May 9
Session 2: Week starting May 16 May 23
Session 3: Week starting May 30 June 6
Session 4: Week starting June 13 June 20
Session 5: Week starting June 27 July 4
Session 6: Week starting July 11 July 18
Session 7: Week starting July 25 August 1
Session 8: Week starting August 8 August 15
Session 9: Week starting August 22 August 29
Session 10: Week starting September 5 September 12
Note: the above dates are your week starting dates, sessions run every two weeks from your initial session. (or weekly if you choose)
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 ( available online for students in Perth  & Newcastle) and has a great room for our night. Uniform is passed out and we outline how to get the best from your Winter Warriors coaching program.

Online Content

We have created several work shops 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.Pending demand practice games will be available in Newcastle and Perth.

What if I am going to miss a session?

Please attend all sessions as make up sessions will not be provided this Winter unless the office is informed before the program starts (May 2, 2022) 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.

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 (May 3 -2021) 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 a coaches is ill or unable to make a session you will receive a session at the end (or during) the program to cover the missed session.

Covid 19?

If we have any lockdowns due to Covid sessions will be made up at a time that suits all. All Covid procedures will continued to be followed at all coaching centres. (if required in 2022)

Helpful Hints

Try to get to all sessions early to allow time to pad up or prepare for your session.
Always be padded up ready to go if you are batting.
Please inform your coach if you want to focus on bowling

The Cost (standard 30 minute sessions)

10 x $50.00 = $500 (Thomastown, Newcastle, Perth)

10 x $52.00 = $520* ( All other centres)

Cost is based on a 30 minute fortnighly session.

1hour sessions or weekly sessions if chosen will increase the price of the program.

Plus $30 (includes shirt, video session, induction lecture & 7 coaching workshops!)

(shirts available on the launch night or first session or until stock runs out)
TOTAL PAYMENT: $530.00 ( Thomastown) $550 ( all other centres)

* Costs could vary at centres other than Thomastown (SBCC owned) BUT will be confirmed before the program starts in May 2022.

Optional bowling machine practice (Take 5 card)

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!
  • Winter Warriors 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.


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

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