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.”
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”
Back in the autumn of 2014 I attended a series of CPD workshops, delivered by Dan Feist (Essex CB) and Richard Hall (then with Surrey CB) – ECB Coaching Children, for level 2 coaches.
Still waiting for the “Diploma” schedule – the opportunity to convert the workshops into a recognised coaching qualification – but the workshops were certainly interesting & thought-provoking.
As with any CPD, however, attending the course is one thing, but what really matters is post-training “D” – was there actually any Development in coaching practice? How much of the workshop content have I actually managed to put into practice?
Continue reading “CPD review – 18 months on”