UK Tour 2018

Tour Overview

Key Philosophies That Underpin The Program:

  1. Prepare/Train
  2. Compete
  3. Reflect

This tour will unquestionably challenge all the players in some way. For each, there was something they can take away from the tour and find improvement within themselves and their game. What is important with the reflection process for this tour, is the correct perception on how they went. The standard of cricket the opposition provided was very high at times, and competitive in all games.
Players  play against talented players in English conditions which adds to the challenge. We also play against some Men teams which meant they had to compete against adults and not just schoolboys. What this means is it was going to be difficult to have a dominating effect in the better games, but it exposed the players to where they need to improve to succeed at these levels.

Touring Internationally gives a far broader experience than playing cricket locally, and playing a lot of cricket highlights other areas that impact performance that give players a better understanding of themselves, and what is required to be consistent.


The DLCA toured UK, with the view of giving Youth Cricketers aged between 13 and 20 the opportunity to experience the following and develop their games:

  • Conditions in the UK including climate, playing surfaces, and different opposition at a High Performance, Club, and School level.
  • Pre tour 5 week program both skills and Strength and Conditioning to prepare for the tour. Left for individuals to implement but weekly contact to help emphasise critical areas to focus on.
  • Access to structures used in High Performance Programs this refers to, recovery, personal game rating system (looking at aspects that lead to performance), game plan for team that individuals had to find their own way (reflection post game on execution), RPE (Recovery Perception Evaluation).
  • Knowledge of game play and skills to play at an Elite level.
  • Placing individuals out of their comfort zone personally, physically, mentally and tactically. To give the players continuous challenges to find a way to succeed.
  • Understanding and going through a reflection process that leads to improvement and consistency, and look at their performance in a way that can constructively assist them in finding ways to get better.
  • Touring Internationally. Put them in an environment that is different and learn to adapt and succeed.
  • Experiencing a different environment and seeing if the player could find ways to succeed, prepare consistently, relax, and perform.
  • Expose areas that need improvement. Along with this is to assist in finding solutions to their weaknesses.

Our cricket tours | your future

The Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy (DLCA) runs International Tours to challenge players, which is critical to improvement. The game being the “great” teacher, DLCA Tours play a high percentage of games while on tour, playing against quality players and teams. These tours are available to any player looking to progress their cricket.. As an extension of the DLCA International Summer Program, the tour offers the players an opportunity to tour in a High Performance structure, be coached by the same Elite Coaches that coach international and First Class players at the DLCA, and have current Australian Coach Darren Lehmann’s style of play, approach using some of his KPI’s and focus points on the skills of cricket.

The uniqueness of this tour is, the DLCA play High Performance cricket against Representative Teams like County Cricket Club U/17 & Academy teams, along with schools to give players the opportunity to compete in High Performance environments, that other tours cannot access. Learning can only take place in the right environment.

The tour is a great opportunity for a player to get direction on what they need to do to improve not only while on tour, but also post tour. This tour environment is the same as when the DLCA has played both South Australia Redbacks, Victoria
Bushrangers, and BBL teams the Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers.

Tours follow the same DLCA philosophies

  • Get comfortable being uncomfortable
  • Find a way
  • Compete on the Edge

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