Ask the Readers: Can technology improve coaching?

The most expensive webcam of all times?You may have noticed we have had a big focus this week on technology in cricket coaching. Now I want to know your opinions:

Can technology help cricketers become better?

Leave a comment at the bottom of this article and let us know your thoughts on all things technology.

Here is what I think:

There was a time where technology was just for elite players. However, coaching tools have begun to move down to the club game in recent years. Many coaches would feel lost without their camera for video analysis and a bowling machine.

Now the PitchVision system and PitchVision Academy is available, the use of technology has gone up another notch for clubs, coaches, schools and players. As I mentioned recently, you can now learn the coaching secrets of elite coaches, act on their advice and get instant feedback on the results.

With mobile phone cameras and YouTube, coaching analysis of technique online has become way for players to get top coaching advice without having to travel to the coaches. A small example is the analysis I gave here. That just would not have been possible a few years ago.

I think technology in coaching is a tool. If you know how to use it correctly it can and should make better players.

What do you think? Leave a comment and let us know.
 

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Comments

yes, definitely. player learn 70% by seeing, 22% by feeling and 8% by hearing. When the player watches himself playing he identifies his mistakes very quickly. cameras play an important role is coaching.

Yep definitely I constantly use video cameras in assessing and evaluating what I do (Wrist spin bowling) and as it's one of the most complex and difficult specialities in cricket, being able to see what I do and what the ball does is essential. In addition as the wrist spin is such an obscure art, there are rarely other people at your club that have any idea beyond bowling a basic leg break, so being able to upload your videos to you tube and have other people from all round the world comment on what you do via a specific wrist spin thread on the internet is brilliant. The feedback providing you find the right websites and threads is brilliant, but there are lots of sites out there full of idiots trolling, so you have to be careful.

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