Excellent coaching starts with the relentless pursuit of excellence. There is nowhere that this is more important that your own development as a coach.
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Here’s to striving for excellence!Mark Garaway - Director of Coach Education, PitchVision Academy
The days are getting longer, the grass is growing and the groundstaff are rolling the square.
As you may be aware, I love working with Spinners, especially leg-spinners. I’m lucky to be able to work with a few Leggie’s which includes 14 year old Michael.
This week is all about being able to “get on with it!”
“Get on with it!” has become a bit of a strap line for me over the years as I have applied the saying to so many cricketing situations in so many different environments.
The guys at school have been working so hard over the past couple of weeks building up their throwing workloads and developing their capacity to create run out opportunities from different angles and positions.
I don't have many 'pet-hates' but remarkably my biggest one concerns a cricket shot that gets warm applause when executed well
I hate this shot with a passion!
What is it? Read on.
Following on from last week's attacking pop up drill we move onto the defensive side version. Effectively, this kind of throw is made following the completion of a dive towards your non-throwing side.
As a fielding coach, I would get so excited when some of the players take their practice on the training ground into match play.
Have you ever thought about the many different ways that a person can move and position themselves ahead of taking a safe catch?
I was taught one way of high catching when I was a young player: The "Aussie" style catch with the hands reversed and the ball taken as high as possible with my hands in front of my face.
The ability to manipulate the ball against top class spinners is one of the key differentiators between good and great batters at the highest level.
You will recall that a couple of weeks ago we set up a competition to help me design a new Indoor Cricket School and after careful consideration we are able to share the best and wackiest ideas!