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 …

The Constraints-Led Approach…what is it, really?

I have just finished reading “The Constraints-Led Approach: Principles for Sports Coaching & Practice Design”, by Renshaw, Davids, Newcombe & Roberts. A really interesting read, as it attempts to make sense of CLA for practicing coaches. Taking the concepts beyond the realm of sports science ‘pracademics’ and showing how they can be applied on the …