RCP Dates Equipment IDENTITY

Hello and congratulations to those selected for the BEAR RCP / Academy.


DATES:Mondays 15 July - 16 September, 5pm - 7pm at Redlands Tigers.


Players are required to attend as many training sessions as possible.  Training will be different each week.  After the first two general weeks, each training session will have a focus session.  These focus sessions maybe on bowling, batting or fielding. 


There will also be regular fitness assessments of all players. Players will be assessed on sprints, endurance and body strength exercises.  These are all from Queensland Cricket. Players may want to start preparing for these exercises now.


To help players, certain items will be required for every session:

  • Players must have a filled water bottle
  • Players must bring a hat
  • Players need to bring all their match day equipment, pads, bats, helmets etc to EVERY session. 
  • Wicket keepers must bring their wicket keeping equipment to every session.
  • EVERY PLAYER MUST HAVE A BASEBALL MITT.  There will throwing training sessions.  To prevent injuries, players will need to get a baseball mitt to help them catch throws. REMEMBER: if you throw right handed you need a glove for your LEFT hand.
  • Players may also need to have a carbohydrate snack for before training and a protein snack for after training.  More will be explained at the first session.



Every player needs to focus on their player IDENTITY  by answering the following questions.

  1. What is my key player IDENTITY?  Am I a batter (opener / first drop / power hitter), spin bowler (Leg / off spin), Pace Bowler, Swing Bowler, wicket keeper, alrounder (batting / bowlining / keeper)
  2. What plans to I have for my chosen identity?
  3. What are my cricketing strengths?
  4. What are my cricketing weaknesses?
  5. What do I want to improve at RCP?
  6. What is my ultimate cricketing goal?


Please ensure that you download and print out a copy of the RCP Players Booklet (PDF).  Players will need to bring these booklets to each session.  Players will also need a pencil / pen.  This is because each player will be filling in sections of their booklet after each and every session. 


I look forward to seeing you all soon,