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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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Use This Wrap Up Fielding Drill to Ensure High Spirits and Direct Hits

I am continuing the throwing theme today with a funky fielding drill that encourages fielders to take calculated run out risks and rewards a group who work together to achieve a series of direct hits!

Coaching with Nicknames, Technology and Questions

Nicknames are funny things aren’t they? For me, they encapsulate a given time and a given place as you end up acquiring a number over a playing and coaching career.

Most people know me as “Garas”.

Work Out the Best Long Throw Tool for Deep Fielding Jobs

With the season soon approaching, our floodlit Thursday fielding sessions are used to increase our throwing volume and we have been looking at different ways to attack a ball in the deep.

Intention Coaching Leads to High-Level Cricket Understanding

Millfield school’s junior batting programme for Year 9 (13–14 year old cricketers) is focused on the fundamentals of movement, balance and how we can best generate power and ball speed off the bat.

The Bang for your Buck Net Session that Rewards Discipline

Do batter and bowlers arguments happen every week in your net sessions?

That’s the modus-operandi for many club and school net sessions, isn’t it?

It can be no different here at Millfield at times and as a result, our coaching group aim to come up with net formats to facilitate as much “bang for our buck” in our competitive net sessions as we possibly can.

Use the Fumble Challenge to Create Classy Keepers

I love it when a new coach comes onto my team, it means that I can start stealing his coaching drills!

What Does Ricky Ponting Have in Common with this 13 Year Old Keeper?

In my first few years as a coach I used to go along to coaching presentations and hear about the benefit of reflection and review.

Having been bought up in a “beer and chat” environment as a player, all this was a bit lost on me: A bit of utopian and conceptual thinking rather than real coaching practice that I could use with teams and cricketers.

Then I met Ricky Ponting!

Mark Garaway's Coaching Highlights (Part Two)

Last week I gave you the first part of my highlights of 2016.

Here are the the rest of my favourites from my top coaching year to date.

Mark Garaway: My Highlights and Things I Have Learnt in 2016

2016 was one of my fondest coaching years to date.

What Do You Get When You Combine Dehydration with an Airline Pilot and a Chinese Philosopher?

Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher. I bet he was a decent coach too! He knocked around the Lu State in China and passed away in 479 BC.

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