You’re the one with the gloves so you are expected to catch everything faultlessly. You are only noticed when you make a mistake, even if the ‘mistake’ is a leg side stumping miss standing up to a medium pace bowler after throwing yourself around all innings.
Then after dealing with the pain of your errors you have to get yourself and everyone else in the team up for the next match with aching legs and not enough practice.
No wonder you have to have a passion for being a gloveman.
You are not alone. Buy this course and start learning how to make things easier.
I’ve been through exactly the same experiences as a keeper with over 20 years experience at first-class and club level. I learned what works to reduce the pain. It took a long time and a lot of trial and error.
Now I coach keepers myself I can pass on the ways to relieve that pain when you buy this online coaching course:
Pain: You drop catches standing back
Cure: Wicketkeeping Drills, Tips and Training has videos to let you apply the best posture, glovework and footwork when standing back:
Use efficient footwork to get to the ball
Decide which method of diving will get you the most spectacular catches
Develop the feel of the ball ‘melting’ into your gloves like all great keepers standing back
Cure: Wicketkeeping Drills, Tips and Training demonstrates the techniques used by the world’s finest wicketkeepers to smoothly dismiss batsmen with a swift dislodging of a single bail, even with difficult leg side takes.
Analyse how you align your body to efficiently take the ball on the off and leg side.
Practice standing up with simple, proven drills you can do anywhere, anytime with just your gloves and a ball.
Use simple shifts of weight to have relaxed, strong hands that move quickly to the stumps
Deal with making a mistake and making the next chance count
Pain: You don’t know whether to stand up or back to fast medium bowlers
Cure: Wicketkeeping Drills, Tips and Training helps you analyse the best time to stay back and the best time to come up.
Create a mental checklist of the key benefits of standing up
Develop the confidence to stand up to bowlers who think they are too quick
Use one simple piece of equipment to hone your reflexes against quicker bowlers
Pain : You know you should be the leader of the field, but you don’t know how
Cure: Wicketkeeping Drills, Tips and Training will show you how to be truly motivating to your team-mates and how far to go with sledging opposition batsmen.
Define the role you need to fill in your team’s fielding unit
Decide where to draw the line with sledging and how to put off the batsman without going too far
Develop simple methods for being a positive influence on your team without, even if you have a naturally quiet personality
All you need to do to get instant access to the videos, worksheets and audio files on this course is click the green ‘buy’ button.
Act now because every game you play without the right skills and knowledge is a chance for you to feel more pain. You hold the cure right here.
PitchVision Academy Wicketkeeping Coach
PS. Remember, you get everything you need to become a classy wicketkeeper on this course: drills, training methods and worksheets to personalise everything to your needs. It’s exactly the same toolkit I would give you if you had a one-to-one session with me. The only difference is that because this is delivered online you pay a fraction of the cost. Click the green ‘Buy’ button to get started.
Please note: this is an online course where the videos, audio, articles and worksheets are all available instantly online. There is no physical product to be delivered so you get instant unlimited access.
Chapter 1 - Hone your Glovework, Footwork and Posture