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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 

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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.

The Five Weapons of Spin Trick that Leads to Successful Spinners

It's ECB Level Four final assessment week at Loughborough.

This is one of my favourite weeks of the year as I get to listen to a lot of fantastic coaches tell me about the great practice they are doing in their counties to support the development of young cricketers.

I normally take at least 10 ideas back to Somerset to use with the players at Millfield. 2016 is no exception to that rule!

One of the ideas that I am going to steal is one candidates model of "The Five Weapons of Spin!"

Use This Story to Create Resilient Cricketers

How many cricketers have you met who get stroppy and throw the towel in when they have been dropped from a team or suffered a loss of form?

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.

Coach Players to High Speed Throws with this Drill

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

Save Throwing Arms with These Tips

What's the normal journey for a cricketer's throwing arm?

Start strong and get progressively weaker and sore over the course of a season.

Major League Baseball players throwing arms get stronger over the course of an 162 game regular season.

Use This Practice to Get Closer to Steve Waugh's Best Innings

Steve Waugh spoke to me once about his greatest ever Test Match innings.

Batting Against Spin: The Magnificent Seven Drill

“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.

Two Different Ways to Play Spinners from the Back Foot

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.

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