Shaun Brown's Cricket Coaching

Melbourne International Cricket Academy

Coach Education Programme

Recently, highly successful coach education sessions were held at SBCC's base in Melbourne. Tailored programs, designed to meet the needs of the Selangor Cricket Association in Malaysia, provided a great example of what is available to those interested in coach education.

Coaching presenters included Test players - Merv Hughes, Graham Yallop, and Ray Bright, as well as Australian Squad Player and Former Victorian Captain Darren Berry. Shaun Brown (Melbourne's leading private coach), with over 15 years experience and Orazio Santalucia an ECB Level III / Staff Coach II, with extensive experience both in Australia and overseas, also oversaw and tutored on the programme.

The academy "C.E" programme is world class with a committed team of presenters and a uniquely Australian perspective.

Case study- Salangor cricket Association ( Malaysia )

Programme included

  • 70 hours face to face instruction
  • 15 practical coaching experience
  • 3 written tests

Selangor Coaches background

Sachianantham K. M - high performace coach (State u/15 U/17 U/19)

  • Requirements-improve knowledge base
  • Improve coaching methods with young elite players
  • Learn effective use of the Dartfish computer programme
  • Use of coaching material and resources

Marimuthu Sameya - development officer sole provider of states school based programs (make cricket fun programme)

  • Requirements- improve general knowledge base
  • Learn how to implement a structured school based programme
  • Study Australian school based programs

Hamidah Ramlan - female school teacher in Selangor

  • Requiremnts - base level understanding of the game.
  • General coaching skills
  • Study possible administration measures that can help the game to grow initially at a school level.

Course presenters

  • Shaun Brown
  • Orazio Santalucia

Specialist instructors

  • Merv Hughes ( 1 session )
  • Graham Yallop ( 2 sessions)
  • Ray Bright ( 1 session )
  • Darren Berry ( 1 session)
  • Neil Buszard ( 1 session)
  • Ron Rooney (1 session)
  • Aaron Whear ( 2 sessions)

Coaching venues used

  • Clever Cricket - purpose built indoor cricket centre
  • Ivanhoe recreation centre (Gym)
  • Lexus Centre ( View a VIS session)

Field trips

Potential resources for Selangor CA to contact (within Melbourne)

  • Platypus (cricket balls)
  • Jugs bowling machines Australia
  • Flix cricket pitches
  • Greg Chappell centre
  • MCG tour


University Mews

Fully self contained accommodation located 5 minutes from Clever Cricket. Trams to the city and next door to Bundoora Square shopping complex.

Week One Sample Programme

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10am 12pm SB
Cross Bat Shots
Fast Bowling Session
Spin Bowling
Practical Sessions
12pm 1pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1pm 3pm SB Batting Back Foot Drive OS
Playing Spin

Digi Cricket Session

Fast Bowling Drills
Free Time
4pm 6pm R
Bowling Machine Use
1st Class Batting Tech.
Practical Coaching Sessions
Practical Coaching Sessions


Free Time

Key: SB - Shaun Brown, OS - Orazio Santalucia , DB - Darren Berry , GY - Graham Yallop, MH - Merv Hughes, NB - Neil Buszard, R - Resource session, P - Practical coaching sessions


As all programmes are tailored to suit each international group and taking into account specific needs, fees are determined after all requirements are presented.

The final price of the programme is strongly determined by the following factors:

  • The number of days and nights the visitors will use our accommodation venue.
  • How many coaches you intend to send and therefore the number of self contained villa rooms that are required.
  • The number of face to face sessions required with general staff.
  • The number face to face sessions required with the ex-Test players.

Please note: Food and drink are not provided at the Academy. Past groups have utilised the cooking facilities at University Mews with their association providing a daily allowance.

To discuss the potential cost of your stay at the Academy, call Shaun Brown on International code +0613 9465 6166 or email Shaun direct on


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