360° Cricket — Teesra Talks on a modified, gamified batting game

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Round the clock – hit the gaps https://anchor.fm/theteesra/episodes/Round-the-clock—hit-the-gaps-eb4kek A game, based on an idea tweeted by Chance to Shine (see below), to encourage batters to hit the ball in different directions. My initial thoughts, after a couple of runs with a yr7 group.

Timing — when should the down swing start?

Working with an experienced batter over the last couple of sessions on “timing”, and encouraging him to hit his drives even harder. I have been suggesting that he tries delaying the downswing as long as he dares, to create greater bat speed at contact. I came across an interesting paper that identified some of the […]

“Knock ‘em down” & “Lock ‘em up” — first attempts at ‘video game’ style activities

I have been trying out the ‘video game based design’ approach to cricket practices over the last month — aiming to create games that are easy to learn but hard to master, and where learning achievement (acquisition of skills)  is rewarded by the opening up of new and more challenging ‘levels’ in the game. I have […]