Preparing the ground — What is coaching? (2)

Looking at coaching from an ecological dynamics/constraints-led approach viewpoint (which I do tend to do, nowadays), the role of the coach might be likened to that of a gardener. And one gardening skill that acquires great importance in this model is the ability to prepare the ground, whether that be the learning environment itself or …

Batting slumps and other losses of form — what to do next?

I suspect that most of us who have played cricket for any length of time will have experienced a run of poor scores. Often for no apparent reason — not down to any obvious technical failings, or over-confidence, or excessive diffidence. That next run can seem a very long way away, as you take guard …

I like games…but it turns out I have misunderstood the video game approach to designing practice activities

Fascinating to hear more from Amy Price speaking on iCoachCricket about her video game approach (VGA) to designing practice activities. Back in 2019 I tried to devise a couple of vga-inspired games, but, working way below the “high performance” level, I was looking for games-based activities that teach players how to play cricket, not how …