In the nettles. And other thoughts on backyard cricket rules.

Telephone call with the manager of one of the junior sections I coach. Two close games at the weekend, but in both we had lost by narrow margins after missing out on a lot of legside singles. I received a lot of interesting replies to this tweet — targets to hit in drills, incentives for …

Continuous hand cricket…sounds convoluted, but it’s well worth a try!

Over the half term break I attended a training session for Chance to Shine coaches, generously hosted by Essex Cricket in the Community. Expertly delivered by Dan Feist, Head of Cricket Operations at Essex County Cricket Club, the focus was on the “Teach” component of the Chance to Shine offering, designed to introduce KS1 teachers …

Make the sport fit the child, not the child fit the sport — thoughts on iCoachKids

Really interesting video from the iCoachKids project, on “making the sport fit the child, not the child fit the sport” Some of the concepts discussed might appear obvious, but I thought it was very helpful to see how the video (and the associated activities on the MOOC) provides a framework to think about why and …