PitchVision elite coach Gary Palmer has coached a lot of players at different stages of their career and he has noticed how ego can get in a player's way.
In this exclusive video, Gary tells us why it's important to drop the ego if you want to be the best player you can be.
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Transcript of the video:
"One of the key things about working with these young lads is that, because they respect our point of view, because we have played at a high level or we've got the coaching qualifications or we are older, when you tell them to do something they back what we are saying. They just get on and do it and the progress really quickly.
"That is nice and simple and a fast way of getting better.
"What can happen with players, when they get into the big time playing county or international cricket, is suddenly they start to think 'I've got a better way of doing things'. Or they keep questioning what you are telling them all the time and they are not taking things on board as simply and as quickly as they could. That is when the process of becoming a better player and being successful and consistent starts to break down.
"It's great if you are a player who has got a coach working with you that is crystal clear on what he wants you to do. He knows what he is doing. It works every time.
"How good is that?
"You tell me what to do. I do it. I get better. I get runs. Simple. And if I was a player I would like a coach to come up to me and say 'Gary, do this to your technique, this for the mental side, this should be your tactics, these are your goals.' Crystal clear, nice and easy, do it and move on.
"But the minute players start to get egos, it's very difficult to coach them and the only person that loses out long term is the player."
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