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Here We Go: Garas' Summer Preview

For me, the start of any season brings a huge levels of anticipation, excitement and is also tinged with a few butterflies.

Coaching Relative Age Effect in Cricket

In 2002, I predicted that a 12 year old was, one day, going to play International cricket for England.

He was incredibly skilful with the bat, a fantastic athlete even at that age and had the ability to dominate the game against his peers.

His name?

Who Is the Invisible Genius of Your Cricket Team?

It’s holiday time in the Garaway household. We are now on our annual “coaching holiday”.

I indulge myself in reading books on my kindle whilst listening to the sea lap up against the shore in St Lucia.

Tough life!

The Up and Up Batting Drill Tests Technique and Mental Toughness at Pace

You may recall a post-tour review undertaken by our U14 Keeper Batter, Jamie. Well, Jamie is back and he is the focus of a drill that I do to test a players psychological attributes as well as their technique.

Patience is a Virtue: Working with Teenage Cricket Talent

Every now and again, a different kind of cricketing talent lands at a scholarship assessment at Millfield. This happened in January 2013 when a tallish U13 fast bowler walked into the cricket bubble.

Bat Like Legend Lara with the Four Area Drill

I once asked Michael Vaughan who was opposition batter who posed the most challenge to him as a captain? The resounding answer that came back was Brian Lara.

This “Hunger Games” Drill Adds Spice to Practice

The season is fast approaching.

Confusion Creates Leadership: What Rugby Teaches Cricket

I’m lucky enough to work alongside some Rugby people every now and again and it has been a massive privilege to get to know many of the World’s best rugby players and coaching minds through my role in “Our Legend” holidays and events.

Use This Wrap Up Fielding Drill to Ensure High Spirits and Direct Hits

I am continuing the throwing theme today with a funky fielding drill that encourages fielders to take calculated run out risks and rewards a group who work together to achieve a series of direct hits!

Coaching with Nicknames, Technology and Questions

Nicknames are funny things aren’t they? For me, they encapsulate a given time and a given place as you end up acquiring a number over a playing and coaching career.

Most people know me as “Garas”.

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