Garaway | Cricket coaching, fitness and tips


Great fielding raises the game. A stunning catch or run out can turn a match. Solid run-saving makes the difference between a win and a loss. Standards have never been higher.

That's why Mark Garaway has chosen to focus on the latest research into fielding, and how he has successfully applied new throwing and catching methods to players from international to school levels. Now you can learn these secrets too.

There is no doubt that Mark Garaway is one of the premier coaches working in the world today. Gara's coaching CV is unparalleled. After a career in county cricket he moved into coaching at Hampshire Academy, moving though Hampshire First team up to England analyst, Ireland Cricket, ECB Coach Education and his current role at one of England's premier cricket schools: Millfield. And that means you can apply his experience and advice with your team.

The coaching theory is wrapped up in Mark's simple and clear explanations and the practice is show in the drills and live coaching that we see on the screen. It's a rare insight into the work of a coach who has hit and thrown lot of balls to a lot of players and learned a lot on the way.

But more than sheer "coalface" coaching, Mark Garaway has also worked with experts across many fields in his quest to develop players to their best. He draws in ideas from experts in movement, other sports, sport psychology and strength and conditioning. He has build a wide knowledge that he applies every day into cricket. He has filtered out the bad and has worked out the good, now he is passing it onto you so you don't need to take the same long journey.

The courses include:

  • High catching and infield drills that teach you how players move and improve their chances of taking the catch.
  • A guide to different movement types of players.
  • Ways to deal with catching into the sun.
  • A step-by-step way to build fast and accurate throws in everyone.
  • The latest methods from baseball in picking up and throwing to hit the target.

The course was filmed at Millfield School, with detailed streaming video demonstrations of techniques and drills alongside insights from Garas on the theory behind the practice. Unlike a traditional coaching manual or DVD, you can interact with others on the course, take on the advice and video tips and apply them immediately by using the included personalised worksheets that you can take to nets.

It's a coaches masterclass on working with players to get first-class fielders.

Course Release Date - 27 January 2012