Preparing the ground — What is coaching? (2)

Looking at coaching from an ecological dynamics/constraints-led approach viewpoint (which I do tend to do, nowadays), the role of the coach might be likened to that of a gardener. And one gardening skill that acquires great importance in this model is the ability to prepare the ground, whether that be the learning environment itself or …

Adaptive formats in cricket — good for…anything?

Clubs in England have been able to play cricket for nearly a month, now. It’s not cricket as we know it, perhaps, but recreational cricket is back [1]. T20 & 40 over, mostly, from what I have seen, but with multiple junior formats. Perhaps it is easy to forget, now, the trepidation around the dreaded …

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 …