Am I a coach? Or a bus?

The only use for a coach is to get the players to the ground! – Shane Warne

coach or bus?

It certainly sounds like a Warne quote, although I haven’t managed to track down the original, yet.  And, as with so many Warne sledges, there is an underlying truth in this statement, one that he probably did not intend.

As coaches, we can’t bowl or kick the ball for the player, we can’t clear the hurdle or spend the extra 30 minutes in the gym after everyone else has finished training.

We can’t carry the bag, or the bat, or the racket.

All we can do is help the player to get to the field of play as well prepared as he possibly can be.

All we can really do is get them to the ground.

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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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