Telling it like it is – communication matters

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald provoked an interesting discussion on LinkedIn about the importance of communication for the coach. The article featured descriptions of individual batsmen’s techniques, including in-depth analysis of (perceived) technical flaws. To be fair to Neil D’Costa, the Aussie coach who came in for some criticism on the LinkedIn group, the descriptions …

Numbers that matter – contributions that don’t show up in the averages

An interesting question posted by Shamus Robertson to the LinkedIn Cricket Coaches Worldwide group on LinkedIn – can we quantify the intangible contributions that do not normally not show up in the averages? …if our top 6 all averaged 50+ would the hundreds matter? Averages can only tell part of the story.  Is a score …

“Four tent pegs” – twist

Very interesting blog post from Steffan Jones (former County player/coach (Somerset CC, and Derbyshire CC, ECB Level 3 & UKSCA Certified) and a Strength & Conditioning expert), on the “four tent pegs” drill, as expounded by Ian Pont. “Drop step and block” (go on, buy the book!) certainly feels like a very dynamic start to an explosive delivery, …