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 …

A Constraint-Led Approach – a new addition to the coaching toolkit?

I am (I call myself) a cricket coach – I work with people who want to play “better” cricket, however “better” might be defined. In that role, I try to help players to develop their playing techniques, and, along the way, to build individual motivation and resilience.  Occasionally, I will talk with them about (appropriate) physical …

Bring the ropes in…a conversation with @ballsrightsreas

Interesting conversation with Dave C, aka @ballsrightareas, on setting boundaries for junior cricket. Watching highlights of Eng Women smashing sixes. Fantastic viewing. Why can’t club colts match boundaries be shorter to enable more sixes? — Dave C, cricket wonk (@ballsrightareas) June 22, 2016 They often are, where I coach/umpire, BUT that can unfairly favour bigger …