Which coach has influenced you most? Leave a comment below to discuss the unsung heroes of cricket coaching.
Cricket is, above all, a game of technique and mental strength. It’s one that is ideal for coaches to flourish: providing direct advice to those with a burning hunger to perform.
Yet even with the awesome information power of the web, these influencers remain strangely isolated.
The men and women with the keys are rarely found outside the locked door of the professional game where they ply their trade.
Where are the blogs, the Youtube accounts, the facebook groups and the coaches who tweet practical, useful advice?
Barring a few poorly curated websites acting as adverts, there is nothing but the odd sound bite from Duncan Fletcher that doesn’t give more than a part of the game away.
While PitchVision Academy is working to change that odd silence with daily content and detailed online courses, I don’t want us to be the lone voice.
So my question to you is;
Which coaches influence you most?
Do you pick theories from books by men like Bob Woolmer? Do you scour the web for tips from players you admire like JP Duminy or Kevin Pietersen?
Perhaps you avoid the big names and have tied your trust to one local coach who has tirelessly worked using his own methods without a single desire for recognition?
Who deserves you praise for helping you the most?
Leave a comment and give your man his dues. I’ll give an award to the most influential coach.