Hit the reset button! Introducing learning opportunities (for batters) in games-based practice.

I have been catching up with the winter programme of iCoachCricket Live, the webinar series for ECB Coaches Association members. Not all of the presentations resonate with me, but there are some nuggets amongst the chat. In the course of a discussion about the ECB CA’s new “Unleashing Potential” framework, there was some mention of …

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 …