miCricketCoach Chat about coaching, fitness, drills, skills and mental training
15 Aug 09 at 08:13
Joined: 15 Aug 09
Helping a 9 yr old
Hi David and all other guys
I have been a subscriber HarrowDrive for a long time, but this is the first time I am writing something. Thanks David, you are doing a wonderful job.
Could you help me with some advice? My son is 9 and plays for a club. He has improved a lot this year and wants to be a professional cricketer. He attends his club‚Äôs coaching and county‚Äôs development coaching. He is already the best player for the club in his age group. What more could I do to help him?
I have played serious cricket (as opening batsman and fast bowler) for 22 yrs. I can help him, but at the same time, I just want to be his dad. Especially as I can become impatient really quickly. And sometimes I wonder whether I give him too much info at such a young age (or expect too much from him) making things complicated for him.
1. Is he not a bit too young for fitness training?
2. I can‚Äôt afford getting private coaches. With my experience, is it better for me to train him regularly?
3. What frequency/hours of training would you advise? Considering he is only 9.
4. What could I do to improve his knowledge of the game and the skills and attitude?
Looking forward to see your responses.