Have you ever said or thought any of these things as a coach?
"Fielding is a non-negotiable"
"Catches win matches"
"Fielding is the only time that we are working together as a team, so it's vital that we are good at it!'
I agree, but I also ask: How well does your coaching fielders and keepers reflect those statements?
How much are the players developing their basic stop, catch and throw skills so that your team fielding drills increase in quality?
After all, the better these drills are performed the better our chances of wickets in matches.