Sledging – the missing component from the coaches’ tool kit?

I mentioned in an earlier post that I sometimes used “sledging” as a coaching tool. This is something I picked up working with an experienced Aussie coach – that the coach can sometimes use a little psychological pressure to focus the player on the challenge at hand. “Can you hit this one?  I don’t think …

Jail-break cricket – another variant for CGBL

Here is a game variant that can be used to encourage players to apply a specified batting technique in a practice session. We call it “jail-break cricket” – players are challenged to hit a ball to a specified target area to release team mates who have been “sent to jail”. The game encourages the batter to …

2014 – nearly over (2): CPD – coaching “children” and “young people & adults”

Over the last few months, I have been working my way through the new ECB CPD courses for level 2 coaches. The new courses are presented in two distinct streams – Coaching children and Coaching Young People & Adults (YPA). Interesting, though, in the light of my experiences this year coaching players aged 3 and 63, …