Excellent coaching starts with the relentless pursuit of excellence. There is nowhere that this is more important that your own development as a coach.
The world of coaching changes all the time. Theories come and go, some stick because they work. New drills are developed. Old methods are re-examined: the discussion is never ending.
That’s why "Coaching to Win" exists. It’s a place for you to learn about ideas and methods that I have tried and know to work.
It's also a place for you to contribute and discuss your own experiences with coaches around the world.
We are still putting the finishing touches on the place so I recommend you put your name down for updates because we will be regularly adding new content.
Here’s to striving for excellence!Mark Garaway - Director of Coach Education, PitchVision Academy
I don't have many 'pet-hates' but remarkably my biggest one concerns a cricket shot that gets warm applause when executed well
I hate this shot with a passion!
What is it? Read on.
Following on from last week's attacking pop up drill we move onto the defensive side version. Effectively, this kind of throw is made following the completion of a dive towards your non-throwing side.
As a fielding coach, I would get so excited when some of the players take their practice on the training ground into match play.
Have you ever thought about the many different ways that a person can move and position themselves ahead of taking a safe catch?
I was taught one way of high catching when I was a young player: The "Aussie" style catch with the hands reversed and the ball taken as high as possible with my hands in front of my face.
The ability to manipulate the ball against top class spinners is one of the key differentiators between good and great batters at the highest level.
You will recall that a couple of weeks ago we set up a competition to help me design a new Indoor Cricket School and after careful consideration we are able to share the best and wackiest ideas!
If it’s good enough for Don Bradman...
My Grandad was a fantastic club cricketer. He opened the batting for Broadway CC and kept wicket to a high standard week in and week out.
The tales of his leg side stumpings were legendary.
Fancy helping design a new indoor cricket centre with me?
In the final part of my 2017 review, I take a look at the back end of the year, September to December.
This is part two of Mark Garaway's cricket coaching year.