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We are Kaizen Cricket

Following the Japanese philosophy of 'Kaizen' which interprets to ‘continuous improvement’, Kaizen Cricket offers professional cricket coaching to cricketers of all ages and abilities, from grass roots through to Professionals.

Co-founded by ECB Level 4 coaches Ant Botha and Graeme Welch, Kaizen Cricket’s vision is about developing individuals to reach their potential. Assembled from a wealth of playing and coaching experience, Kaizen Cricket allows cricketers to take their game to the highest level through a number of coaching programs that are generally only accessed by a chosen few.

Find out more about what we do

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    Is your Cricket Club struggling to cope with coaching? Are parents being asked to coach? Gone are the days where just facilitating a practice net is going to cut it. In a highly skilled game like cricket we, for generations, have not practiced in a productive manner. Now we aim to help change this. Find out how we can assist your Club.

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    Kaizen Cricket offers schools the opportunity to draw on Kaizen's wealth of expertise in bringing the game of cricket into schools and broadening participation levels and skills development for both boys and girls. We at Kaizen understand that every school will have different needs and can provide bespoke programs and sessions to match your schools requirements.

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    1-1 Coaching

    With the highest standard of coaching available, these sessions are tailored to the individuals unique learning and personality style. With key focus on technique, tactical awareness, fitness and mental aspect of the game. We guarantee you wont be disappointed.


  • " Graeme and Ant are fantastic to work with and really great blokes. As a batsman you know that booming a cover drive along the floor was a good shot, and that something went wrong with the one that you dragged on to middle stump; or as a bowler, you know the short and wide long hop would probably end up being picked up from the boundary fence and the delivery that swung late and ripped off stump out of the ground is a beauty. Simply identifying these things isn't coaching. Noticing issues in your technique, showing you why they are hindering you performance then teaching you the correct method, why it works and then taking you through drills to hammer this correction into your muscle memory, that's coaching. In my personal experience I went from clothing balls left right and centre, to confident, well struck drives in the first 15 minutes. From then on, each time I train with either of these guys you learn more, refine your technique and ultimately play better. Couple this technical knowledge with the strength and conditioning advice I've gained from S&C Coach Lewis and I have a complete plan on how to improve as a cricketer. Training with Kaizen Cricket is one of the best decisions I've made, I've become a better player, gained confidence in my game and learned to really love playing cricket again. "

    - Harry Smith (Eckington Cricket Club)

  • " During my stint at Derbyshire in 2015, I got to experience the passion and knowledge that this man has for the game, so it did not surprise me when Anthony informed me that he and Graeme had started an Academy. He is the type of person who will pass on insight and skill of the game in an energetic and caring manner, much needed in this day and age.  "

    - Hashim Amla (South African Cricketer)

  • " Graham Welch and Ant Botha are two of the best coaches around and having worked with both of them at Derbyshire they are brilliant in all aspects of cricket coaching and life skills. Kaizen Cricket will not just improve you in cricket skills but also as a person. "

    - Mark Footitt (Surrey County Cricketer)