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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 

Featured Article

How to Coach More Spin into Spinners

Where does spin come from?

Ask any spinner or any coach this question and you can get a huge number of answers ranging from the pivot of the foot, through to the angle of the delivery stride.

This is largely to do with the open question. A better question is,

"which part of the body has the most significant role to play when generating spin?"

Here's what I think.

The Technical Session Mix to Brighten your Coaching Day

Every Friday, I head down to Millfield Prep School and work as an assistant coach for a good friend of mine, Head of Cricket Dave Beal. Dave played 1st Class cricket for Somerset and since then has helped developed countless 1st class cricketers in his time at Millfield.

Three Drills to Score Runs Like Steve Smith

I read a fantastic question this week that challenged a conventional coaching view I heard the whole of my career but never had the "kahunas" to question my coaches!

A Coaching Session on Batting Decision Making

This session was designed with the "Pundit Inventory" experiment in mind. I undertook the experiment whilst watching England bat in the 3rd Test match vs West Indies at Lord's.

Batting Decision Making: The Pundit Inventory

When listening to TVcommentary, how many times do you hear the pundits speaking about decision making?

A World Cup Winning Fielding Drill

It was a great honour and privilege to spend the day talking about fielding and batting with many of the World Cup winning England Women’s team.

Turn it Around with One of These Meeting Approaches

On Tuesday, the Windies completed one of the most unlikely and unpredicted victories in Test match history when they knocked off 322 in 91.5 overs for the loss of only 5 wickets. My ex-Hampshire skipper and now commentating megastar, Mark Nicolas wrote “Of all the unlikely things in West Indies cricketing history, this MUST rank up there”.

Find Your Fielding Coaching Philosophy

I ran an ECB Level III Fielding module yesterday which is always great fun.

Improve Batting Against Spin with Old-School Stump Cricket

Learning how to play spin can be great fun. A lot of players don't put the hard work in to becoming good players of spin as they feel that it involves thousands of dull repetitions of the same drill over a significant amount of time.

Use Keaton Jennings to Help Solve Batting Technique Troubles

Englands batting selection challenges aren’t any different to our own in many ways. Some players playing well and holding the side together with others hardly contributing at all.

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