Will Vickery

Will Vickery
Deakin University · School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

PhD Univeristy of Newcastle; BSc (Hons) Univeristy of Newcastle

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Additional affiliations
January 2019 - present
La Trobe University
Position
  • Lecturer
December 2015 - present
Northumbria University
Position
  • Lecturer
January 2015 - present
Northumbria University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
February 2010 - April 2014
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Field of study
  • Exercise and Sport Science
March 2008 - July 2009
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Field of study
  • Exercise and Sport Science
February 2005 - October 2007
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Field of study
  • Exercise and Sport Science

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Publications (37)
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Cricket is a popular, international team sport with various game formats ranging from long duration multi-day tests to short duration Twenty20 game-play. The role of batsmen is critical to all game formats with differing physiological demands imposed during each format. Investigation of the physiological demands imposed during cricket batting has h...
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Purpose: To examine the relationship between session Rating of Perceived Exertion (sRPE) and measures of internal and external training load (TL) within cricket batsmen and medium-fast bowlers during net-based training sessions. Methods: The internal (heart rate), external (movement demands, Player Load™) and technical (cricket-specific skills)...
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Abstract This study compared physiological, physical and technical demands of Battlezone, traditional cricket training and one-day matches. Data were initially collected from 11 amateur, male cricket players (age: 22.2 ± 3.3 year, height: 1.82 ± 0.06 m body mass: 80.4 ± 9.8 kg) during four Battlezone and four traditional cricket training sessions e...
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Abstract As cricket training typically involves separate skill and conditioning sessions, this study reported on the movement demands, physiological responses and reproducibility of the demands of small-sided cricket games. Thirteen amateur, male cricket players (age: 22.8 ± 3.5 years, height: 1.78 ± 0.06 m, body mass: 78.6 ± 7.1 kg) completed two...
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The aim of the present study was to provide support for the validation of the Teammate Burnout Questionnaire (TBQ). Athletes from a variety of team sports (N = 290) completed the TBQ and the Athlete Burnout Questionnaire (ABQ). Confirmatory factor analysis revealed acceptable fit indexes for the three-dimensional models (i.e., physical and emotiona...
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The aim of the present study was to provide support for the validation of the Teammate Burnout Questionnaire (TBQ). Athletes from a variety of team sports (N = 290) completed the TBQ and the Athlete Burnout Questionnaire (ABQ). Confirmatory factor analysis revealed acceptable fit indexes for the three-dimensional models (i.e., physical and emotiona...
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Background Influence is at the very core of physical education and sport pedagogy. Indeed, a large and growing body of work has focused on the (inter)actions of sport pedagogues which are deemed to be influential in terms of shaping the thoughts, feelings and actions of others. In comparison, little attention has been paid to the practices of sport...
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Milne, EC, Vickery, WM, Dascombe, BJ, and Borges, NR. Development of a twenty20 field-based simulation for cricket fast bowlers (FBS-T20). J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2020-This project assessed the validity and reliability of a novel Twenty20 cricket pace bowling simulation (FBS-T20) that could be used to facilitate match-specific testing a...
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Despite the considerable role coaches play in the development and performance of athletes, the manner in which (i.e. how and why) they develop and implement their practice sessions is mostly unknown. The disconnect between practice and match environments within the sport of cricket makes it challenging for coaches to provide practice environments t...
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Social structure remains an equivocal term in (sport) sociology. Our understandings of its constitution and role in causally influencing behavior are arguably underdeveloped. Using a critical realist approach, this paper examined how structural entities and reflexive agency combined to influence behavior in an elite youth cricket context (e.g., ath...
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A widely accepted role of the sport coach is to elicit positive athlete ‘outcomes’ (e.g., enhanced performance, wellbeing, confidence etc.). However, evidence concerning the relationships between coaching practice and athlete outcomes is fragmented leaving researchers and practitioners little clarity to inform their work. Through a systematic searc...
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Purpose: To firstly, assess changes in neuromuscular function via alterations in the countermovement jump strategy, after training and two forms of competition. Secondly, to compare the relationship between workloads and fatigue in seam bowlers and non-seam bowlers. Methods: Twenty-two professional cricketers' neuromuscular function was assessed...
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Though highly popular, degree-level sports coaching qualifications are in their infancy, and it remains that ‘an individual intending to become an accredited coaching practitioner can only do so by undertaking their sport's national governing body (NGB) coaching award(s)’ [Nelson et al., 2006, p. 254. Formal, nonformal and informal coach learning:...
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The purpose of this study was to provide a position specific (middle, link [male], link [female], wing) analysis of mixed gender touch on the physical physiological and perceptual demands of amateur players during match-play across a season. Distance and speed measures were obtained through the use of 10-Hz global positioning system devices, whilst...
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Understanding the demands associated with cricket match-play is essential for the development and implementation of training programs to improve the conditioning status of players. With the recent expansion of playing formats in cricket, particularity Twenty20 cricket, coaching staff must ensure that training programs are specific to each playing p...
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Aims: While a plethora of literature exists around the assessment of coaching practice (Cushion & Jones, 2001) and athlete outcomes (Noakes & Durandt, 2000), these variables have largely been investigated in isolation from each other. The aim of this systematic review is to contextualize the literature base, pertaining to interrelations between coa...
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This study aimed to determine which training method (net-based sessions or centre-wicket simulations) currently used in national level and U19 male players cricket provided a more physical and technical match-specific training response. The heart rate, rating of perceived exertion and movement patterns of 42 male, cricket players were measured acro...
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Introduction Constraints-led training involves modifying the training environment to specifically tailor training sessions to focus on specific physical or skill demands. Constraints that can be modified include field size, player number and playing rules; all of which are suggested to be effective at promoting improved conditioning status within g...
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Aims: There are numerous methods currently available for monitoring an athlete’s training load (TL) (Borresen & Lambert, 2008) with session-RPE (sRPE) being a popular method adopted throughout a range of team sports. However, no research has examined the validity of sRPE amongst cricket players. Therefore, this study aimed to determine if any relat...
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The use of the session-RPE (sRPE) method to monitor training load (TL) is common practice within team sports. However, no research has examined the use of sRPE TL monitoring within cricket. It may be suggested that the unique movement profile of cricket may influence the validity of the sRPE method in training and competition. Therefore, this study...
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This study differentiated the kinematics of the beach flags sprint start between five elite (three males, two females; age = 21.2 ± 2.6 years; height = 1.71 ± 0.04 m; mass = 66.2 ± 5.9 kg) and five non-elite (three males, two females; age = 20.4 ± 1.7 years; height = 1.69 ± 0.08 meters [m]; mass = 61.6 ± 5.7 kilograms) sprinters. A high-speed camer...
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The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy and reliability of 5, 10 and 15 Hz global positioning system (GPS) devices. Two male subjects (age: 25.5 ± 0.7 yr; height: 1.75 ± 0.01 m; body mass: 74 ± 5.7 kg) completed ten repetitions of drills replicating movements typical of tennis, cricket and field-based (football) sports. All movements we...
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Introduction Current research suggests that small-sided games allow players to simultaneously develop decision-making and technical ability, along with metabolic conditioning, whilst simulating match conditions (Gabbett et al, 2009). However, most research has focused on the aerobically-based football codes (Gabbett et al, 2009) rather than more te...
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Abstract This study investigated the physiological responses and movement demands associated with modified versions of small-sided games for cricket training, termed 'Battlezone'. Eleven (22.2 ± 3.6 years; 1.80 ± 0.06 m; 81.7 ± 11.4 kg) male, cricket players volunteered to perform each of four modified 8-over scenarios of Battlezone. Modifications...
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This study profiled beach flags start kinematics for experienced young adult sprinters. Five males and three females (age = 20.8 ± 2.1 years; height = 1.70 ± 0.06 meters [m]; mass = 63.9 ± 6.0 kilograms) completed four sprints using their competition start technique. A high-speed camera, positioned laterally, filmed the start. Data included: start...

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Projects (2)
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• To gain an in-depth understanding of the interrelations between coaching behaviours, construction of the learning environment and outcomes of heart rate, accelerometry and motivation dataathlete’s responses, within elite cricket. • To provide a framework for future research, to holistically investigate the interrelations between coaching practice and psychophysiological athlete outcomes, within different idiosyncratic coaching contexts. • To stimulate coaches to reflect back upon their existing practice, in order to consider the consequences of their use of behaviours, construction of the learning environment and the concurrent impact of these factors on psychophysiological athlete outcomes.
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- Understanding cricket training and measures of performance: a coach’s perspective; - Systematic review of the determinates/factors to success in cricket; - Quantification of cricket game style/success.