Coaching orthodoxy – time to take another look?

There’s a lot to be said for orthodoxy. It sets a model of perfection (more on this, later) to aspire to. When things go wrong, reverting to orthodoxy provides a model that is known to work…for some players, at least. But should we equate “orthodoxy” with “the only way” to play? Adam Kelly, in a …

Dealing with pressure from “beyond the boundary” – so that’s why we need “connection and extension”

“Slow down, and you will bowl straighter”.  I never appreciated receiving this advice when I was a young (never very) quick bowler, and I certainly don’t like hearing it now, from an experienced player advising a youngster who I have been encouraging to (try to) bowl fast. Bowling fast and straight is not impossible.  It is challenging, but …

“Inspire a generation” – but what does that really mean?

I spent a very happy 10 days volunteering at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.  It really was a “once in a lifetime experience”…although unlike Tim Vine, I am already looking for an opportunity to do it again. The legacy aspiration of the London 2012 Games was to “inspire a generation” – but what does this …