Fielding | Cricket coaching, fitness and tips

Do You Make This Mistake in the Field?

Taking wickets is about more than just good bowling and fielding.

How to Work out If You're a Good Fielding Team

In the 2017 BBL, it was found that the better the fielding side, the better the league position. We finally had proof that catches (and saves and run outs) win matches.

But does this apply to cricket outside the pros?

Remove the Queue from High Catching Drills

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One of the most frustrating things in coaching is a line of cricketers standing in a queue waiting for their turn.

While watching other people play sport from the close vantage point of a queue can be fun, getting involved is much more productive and it also seems like a pretty good way to improve.

While a few areas of cricket have developed in this regard, one area that continues to see the queues build up is fielding practice. Not necessarily ground fielding, as there a lots of different fielding circuits that recycle the ball and can work without a coach at times.

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!

Better Batting Technique and Fielding Skill with Constrained Middle Practice

Middle - or centre wicket - practice is a powerful, realistic way to train to improve your game. Now we can make it even better.

Work Out the Best Long Throw Tool for Deep Fielding Jobs

With the season soon approaching, our floodlit Thursday fielding sessions are used to increase our throwing volume and we have been looking at different ways to attack a ball in the deep.

Coach Players to High Speed Throws with this Drill

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

Cricket Catching Agility Drill

This is a useful cricket catching drill for smaller spaces where you also want to improve athletic ability. 
 
The sideways shuffling allows you to develop speed and mobility, useful in a number of cricket situations. The catching just makes it fun!
 

Fielding Drills: Four Point Pick Up and Throw

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Here's great warm up fielding drill for throwing at the stumps, backing up, and picking up a moving ball. It's high energy and gets everyone in the mindset to field well!

Playing as a Unit: How to Use a Cricket Cliche to Improve your Cricket Team

International players and coached these days are always going on about how they “performed as a unit” – fielded, batted, bowled.

Lurking in the depths of this moribund press talk is a grain of truth we can use at any level.

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