Change the game…or change the coach? ECB Coaches Association Conference, part 3

The theme for the 2017 ECB Coaches Conference was “change the game”.

Over the weekend, we were challenged to think about how we coach, what we coach, about the type of coach we were or aspired to be, even about the environment in which we coach.

So perhaps, rather than changing the game, we were really being challenged to change the coach! Continue reading Change the game…or change the coach? ECB Coaches Association Conference, part 3

On excellence – the quest for the perfect outswinger.

Back in the days when I played regularly on a Saturday afternoon, there was a standing joke among my team mates – that I was more interested in bowling the perfect outswinger than in taking a wicket.

And when I coach seam bowlers, once I am happy that their action is reasonably sound and repeatable, I will move on quickly to what might be considered by some to be post-graduate deliveries – variations in swing and pace – rather than drilling line and length.

I strongly believe that the role of the coach is to encourage excellence and the ambition to aspire to the extraordinary.

Always – what does “better” look like, and how can I be better?

Continue reading On excellence – the quest for the perfect outswinger.

Coaching philosophy in just 6 words – with @SiNainby

Interesting challenge from Simon Nainby via twitter – can you encapsulate your coaching philosophy in just six words?

My best attempt:

How can we play better tomorrow?

Continue reading Coaching philosophy in just 6 words – with @SiNainby