This was the first outdoor session aimed at bowlers over batsmen.
With no square to use and a sodden outfield, we decided to not bother with any outdoor bowling and instead had an hour of fielding and an hour in the nets with a handful of pre-arranged guys.
The first drill - rotating between a low catch, throw, backup and feed - was very challenging in wet conditions but we got a little rhythm going after a while. We then tracked some flat and high catches with the whiteboard.
Interestingly, people are already "forgetting" that they need to keep track of catches and drops and write them on the whiteboard after a drill. It's so easy for players to slip into old rhythms, but I will persevere with logging these skills. It's a simple task, requires discipline and will give us a leaderboard to motivate people to improve.
The indoor nets were played with the 421 game for the batsman, but the real point was to let bowlers bowl in scenarios against batters to feel match pressure. We have done this all preseason and is a well run drill now. It's 100 time better than just having a net in my mind.
I have also begun the process of ensuring people go into a net with a specific goal in mind, and a way of measuring the outcome. I have decided to do it in a case by case basis as some players get it already, some need to get it better and others don't want it.