You may have noticed we have had a big focus this week on technology in cricket coaching. Now I want to know your opinions:
Can technology help cricketers become better?
Leave a comment at the bottom of this article and let us know your thoughts on all things technology.
Here is what I think:
There was a time where technology was just for elite players. However, coaching tools have begun to move down to the club game in recent years. Many coaches would feel lost without their camera for video analysis and a bowling machine.
Now the PitchVision system and PitchVision Academy is available, the use of technology has gone up another notch for clubs, coaches, schools and players. As I mentioned recently, you can now learn the coaching secrets of elite coaches, act on their advice and get instant feedback on the results.
With mobile phone cameras and YouTube, coaching analysis of technique online has become way for players to get top coaching advice without having to travel to the coaches. A small example is the analysis I gave here. That just would not have been possible a few years ago.
I think technology in coaching is a tool. If you know how to use it correctly it can and should make better players.
What do you think? Leave a comment and let us know.