Development squads in League cricket – postscript

We fielded a slightly changed squad on Saturday, adding an additional player in the 50+ category. But the theme of “youth & experience” still held Given our League position going into the game, and the need to set an example for the younger players, we set out to play “good cricket” (which I have defined …

Development squads in League cricket, bringing on the youngsters – can it work?

Last Saturday, in an unscheduled break in our League programme, my home Club fielded a mixed XI against a “development team” from another local Club. We had an enjoyable game.  At least, we enjoyed the day, and the result; hopefully, the opposition enjoyed the opportunity to play on a 1st XI square, and the running commentary from one of …

More on coaching philosophy – getting better at getting better?

I was delighted to read recent a post from sports psychologist Dan Abrahams outlining exactly how all sportsmen (and their coaches) need to set out to “profile the next level” of performance. I have written previously about my coaching “philosophy” – slightly glib, perhaps, but I do believe that the aim of all coaching has to …