Interesting tweet from Phil Kearney yesterday:
For me, the key line from the quote was “…as much of the game as the players can successfully manage…”
Which made me think of how my favourite practice game, Jailbreak Cricket can, sometimes, break down – we have been doing it wrong, all along!
Continue reading Jailbreak Cricket v2.0
I attended a fascinating Power Hitting Masterclass with Julian Wood at the MCC Cricket Academy, yesterday. Sunday evening saw a dozen coaches having a lot of fun hitting balls.
Lots of ideas on how to help others hit harder and smarter – and it was a little drill to develop wrist speed and flexibility when hitting, with hurling stick and balls (the camán and sliotars of the title), that I think might try out (if I can just get hold of the equipment). Continue reading Power hitting with Julian Wood – camán and sliotars
I watched two coaching demonstrations at the ECB Coaches Association Conference – a batting session with Graham Thorpe and a spin bowling one with Chris Brown.
Both deployed a range of drills to challenge and develop specific skills, but, if I am honest, I wasn’t really that interested in the cones, hurdles and baseball mitts.
I was much more interested in hearing what the experienced coaches were saying to the player. Continue reading Simplicity and focus in 1-to-1s – ECB Coaches Association Conference review, part 1