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.
Cricket has changed. Coaching needs to change with it.
Unless you are very lucky, you will have coached a cricket session with a problem: Lack of focus.
When a bowler is in rhythm they are in control, so it’s your job as a batsman to find ways to disrupt that balance.
Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe get their Director heads together to talk cricket.
David is part of a four year strategy for his cricket club and Garas has some words of wisdom from his time planning at various cricket organisations. But it's not all high falutin' goal setting.
There are also questions about keeping your head still when you bat, and bowling dots in one day cricket.
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.
Feedback is easy to give, but hard to give well. It's worth doing well because great feedback is a powerful way to improve your cricket.
Imagine batting against a paceman who can get the ball up to 150kph. No one is comfortable, not even the best.
If you get it wrong at that speed, it’s going to hurt.
Has it been a while since you got to nets? If so, this article for you.