Culture — from the professional game to the U9s

Last week, I sat in on a webinar, organised by Essex Cricket in the Community (ECiC), that featured a talk from Anthony McGrath, Head Coach of the 2019 County Championship and T20 Blast Double Winners. I was fascinated to hear about the culture that “Mags” is creating in the 1st XI Squad at Chelmsford and, …

Biomechanics — not for “kids’ coaches”…or is it?

Just been re-watching a couple of really interesting webinars from last week — biomechanics of bowling and batting, with Paul Felton and Stuart McErlain-Naylor. Well presented, and clearly very relevant to anyone coaching in a development or performance environment. So what was I doing on the call? I coach the U9s…

Coaching Philosophy v2.01

Back in December 2018 I drafted a “coaching philosophy’ whilst working through the iCoachKids MOOC Developing Effective Environments for Children in Sport. My Coaching Philosophy v2.0 Better is always possible — you just might have to re-define your better! But if it isn’t fun, the participants won’t come back next week, and will never have the …