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The Bang for your Buck Net Session that Rewards Discipline

Do batter and bowlers arguments happen every week in your net sessions?

That’s the modus-operandi for many club and school net sessions, isn’t it?

It can be no different here at Millfield at times and as a result, our coaching group aim to come up with net formats to facilitate as much “bang for our buck” in our competitive net sessions as we possibly can.

Improve Cricket Nets with Themes

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One of the fastest ways to get something from a big net session is to give it a theme.

Use the Magic Nets Drill to Stop Wishing and Start Improving

What Do You Get When You Combine Dehydration with an Airline Pilot and a Chinese Philosopher?

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher. I bet he was a decent coach too! He knocked around the Lu State in China and passed away in 479 BC.

Build a Yorker Tunnel to Build Yorker Bowling Skills

Millfield head to India on Saturday with 30 boys and 15 girls to play in 15 limited over games over 11 days.

Sure, there is going to be a lot of learning about how to play spin but I’m also interested in how our seamers fare in a new cricketing environment.

A Bad Day Doesn't Have to Mean Bad Cricket: Here's the Drills to Beat a Low Energy Slump

At training last night one of my team was clearly "not up for it". He wanted to put in his usual high work ethic but he was flat and unenthusiastic. Nothing felt right.

When this happens, how do you get out of the slump?

The Cricket Training Trick That Boosts Your Game by 15% (or Makes You 15% Worse)

How good are your cricket skills under pressure?

It’s said that pressure either makes you 15% better or 15% worse. The good news is that you get to choose which way you go with some simple work in training.

The Crazy Catch Deflection Drill for Keepers

I’m a huge fan of rebound nets for self reliant individual or paired practice when working with keepers and fielders. The Crazy Catch helps sharpen reactions, builds technique and can be used to unlock movement patterns.

Here’s a PV/ONE Routine for Twenty20 Batting Practice

In Twenty20, you have to get a move on. Traditional practice won’t cut it. So use this routine instead.

Coach Players to High Speed Throws with this Drill

How do we increase someone’s throwing speed in a safe fashion?

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