Psychology | Cricket coaching, fitness and tips

The Brutal Reality of Becoming a Cricketer

Who here has the ambition to become a successful professional cricketer?

Every year at Millfield I ask each of our A Team squads this same question. In each team, I see a minimum of eight to 10 hands shoot up in the air.

Put a Ring on it: How to Grow a Committed Cricket Team

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Have you ever been frustrated by the commitment and motivation of your cricket team? Do you think, like Beyoncé, if they like it they should “put a ring on it?”

Quick Tip: Will It Help?

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In the movie, Bridge of Spies Mark Rylance is beset by extreme pressure. However, whenever Tom Hanks asks him if he is worried or upset he always answers with the same refrain,

“Will it help?”

Three words that get to the heart of a problem that many cricketers face every time they play. We feel pressure and we respond badly. We panic and do things we would never do when the pressure is off.

The Golfing Mentality in Cricket

I have a very good friend who has a background in professional golf, having played on the European Tour and Challenge Tour. Oddly, it got me thinking about cricket.

How to Bounce Back from Cricket Injuries

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So, you just got injured?

There is nothing worse that seeing your team mates playing, going through immense highs and tough lows together, while you are not able to help them. This causes lack of motivation and even hate towards the game. Can you deal with the mental side of a physical injury?

How to Deal with Cricket Setbacks

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This is a guest article from Jordan Finney, cricket coach and sport psychology degree student.

Left out of the team. Opposition counteracting your batting. A new player who can take your role in the squad: The list of cricket setbacks is endless.

How Andrew Strauss and The "Young Guns" Proved Practice Under Pressure Works

I have just returned from a fantastic cricket training week over in Saint Lucia at the newly named Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. Andrew Strauss and I coached 22 children using the wonderful facilities whilst basking in the sunshine.

How Brain Training Lead to 17 Hundreds Last Cricket Season

Duncan Fletcher had lots of “Fletchisms”. One of my favourite Fletcherisms is “train the brain!”.


How to Raise Cricket Confidence

Jordan Finney is a cricket coach and sport psychology degree student. In this article he talks about how showing faith in players leads to more runs and wickets

Good performance and confidence are a bicycle chain.

Batting: How to Deal with Bad Form and Make the Most of Good Form

Jordan Finney is a cricket coach and sport psychology degree student. In this article he writes about how to get back to form and stay there.

How do you deal with this problem?