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
Steve Waugh spoke to me once about his greatest ever Test Match innings.
“The Magnificent Seven” is a drill that you can do with a variety of feed options dependent on the level of experience and skill of the cricketer that you are working with at the time.
The best batters in the world have excellent back foot games when playing on spinning tracks.
AB de Villiers, Yonus Khan, Rahul Dravid and Joe Root all get as far away from ball bounce when the bowler misses his length on the short side.
49 Millfield cricketers are heading to Mumbai this December to play 18 fixtures on spinning surfaces against lots of spin bowlers.
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England recently smashed the world record for a first-inning score in ODI cricket. England’s score of 444/3 at Trent Bridge was truly fantastic.
What can we learn from the world record holders and How do you go about amassing such an unbelievable record-breaking totals?
Three coaching colleagues Millfield have inspired me hugely over the past 8 weeks or so.
If chasing totals is an art then setting totals is a skill.
Have you ever wondered how the best players of spin seem to score off almost every ball that they face?
Players such as AB DeVilliers, Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla rarely face two balls in a row unless they score a boundary. The board keeps ticking over with little or no risk.
I basked in the sun at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton to watch Somerset take on Hampshire in the County Championship on Tuesday. It was Day one of four. The cricket was enthralling.