One hand, one bounce — revisited

I do like a bit of one hand, one bounce. I use it as a gamified drill, to get the players used to playing with soft hands. Yes, I do think there is a place for a little batting subtlety, even in T20 — a couple of drop-and-run singles just might make the oppo change …

NLP, ED, CLA — coach’s glossary

I have written previously about my conversion to non-linear pedagogy (NLP) and a constraints-led approach (CLA) to skill development. I believe it works, and, for me, CLA simply feels more honest (and interesting) than the “coach as instructor/guru” approach — “do it this way because I say so” or “…because that’s they way we have …

Using the bowling machine — what are we looking at?

I spent a couple of hours on Saturday feeding a bowling machine for U13 trialists.† Some had clearly batted a lot against a bowling machine (some were simply more accomplished batters), but it was notable how some simply weren’t lining up the ball properly. It has been reported how the delivery method (bowling machine vs. …