#playingyourpart – what I won’t be taking from England’s DNA

A couple of pieces of coaching technique I won’t be pursuing, from the “England’s DNA: Playing your part” conference last Sunday.

“NO, NO, NO – not like that”

And (repeated several times during a practical session) – “go on, go on, you’re in…oh, you missed that one”

“Trial-and-error” is a perfectly valid coaching methodology, but it has its limits.  If you are going to let your players learn from their mistakes, either let them get on with playing without comment, or keep any comments you do make positive.

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theteesra

Cricket coach, fascinated by the possibilities offered by the game. More formally - ECB CA cricket coach working at the MCC Academy, the Essex Indoor Cricket Centre, and with the junior sections at Oakfield Parkonians CC & Regent's Park CC. ECB ACO umpire.

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