Coach as “learning consultant” — can we help players to learn how to learn?

Barney Ronay posted this, typically insightful, article on the recriminations after England’s latest Ashes drubbing — Not all failings of England’s Test team can be blamed on County cricket. One line stands out, for me. “Root’s complaints about not replicating exactly the conditions of Test cricket in advance are the words of a sports person …

I like games…but it turns out I have misunderstood the video game approach to designing practice activities

Fascinating to hear more from Amy Price speaking on iCoachCricket about her video game approach (VGA) to designing practice activities. Back in 2019 I tried to devise a couple of vga-inspired games, but, working way below the “high performance” level, I was looking for games-based activities that teach players how to play cricket, not how …

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 …