Coaching fast bowlers is difficult, but it doesn't have to be. Ian Pont, latterly of UPFcricket.com, has been the go-to guy for speed for years and continues to innovate. Who better to come on the show to give us the basics and help coaches feel confidence about mastering the development of pacers?
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Praising cricketers is about more than saying "good shot" from the back of the net. Matt Dawson - Level 3 Coach at The Cricket Asylum - is co-host. The discussion brings in growth mindset, creating mentally tough players with honesty, and practical ways to use both praise and criticism.
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Feedback is a powerful tool for good and not-so-good in cricket coaching. Fraser Reynolds, a Cricket Development Officer, enters the fray to talk about the different ways to provide feedback in positive ways to develop amazing skills.
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Watching with a critical eye is the first step of coaching cricket, before you have even said a word. Every new coach is taught the basics, but have they changed in modern times with technology and newer coaching techniques?
Sam Lavery, Head of Cricket Performance at Portsmouth Grammar School, discusses his experiences and knowledge in this key area. It's a 15 minute hit of pure cricket coaching magic.
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Fitness - or S&C - for cricket is a traditionally overlooked topic for coaches. We know the benefits but who has the time or inclination?
Hopefully you by the end of this quarter hour show!
Simon "Smudger" Smith of Cricket Scotland gives us some awesome advice on simple, effective techniques to allow the humble coach to prevent more injuries and build better cricketers.
(A quick note, the audio quality is a little low on this show thanks to some technical issues, but the content was so good I thought it worth putting out, hopefully you can get through!)
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"Constraints-Led" coaching is a new idea and not without controversy. With Andrew Beavan of The Teesra in support, we examine the practical ways to bring constraints to cricket coaching. If you want a basic primer with no theory, just practice, tune in.
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Rick Walton, coach for Cricket Wales, talks about the crisis in coaching caused by the way the world has changed. He calls it a "fabulous crisis". In this show, we use the crisis as a jumping point to pick out the practical things a modern coach can do to inspire the next generation.
"Building rapport" is the topic for examination. Coach Matt Thompson (Millfield School) is co-host to talk about the practical ways you can build up a great rapport with the players you coach.
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You Are Not Alone Coach! is a new short podcast about cricket coaching topics. The first episode covers the use of silence to help those you coach.
Your host, David Hinchliffe, is joined by a guest in every show. To kick things off Stuart Armstrong of The Talent Equation gets to give some of his practical tips, advice and ideas on the right times to speak and the right times to stay quiet.