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Re: Adult 1 to 1 batting coaching...
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2019, 08:32:28 PM »

Call me biased cos i used to work there myself, but the use of pitch vision will be great for you too

PitchVision has good content but their customer service is bad. Also, PitchVision will remove (paid for) courses without any warning and not reimburse you.

They removed two courses which I paid for and never reimbursed me for them:

1. Graham Gooch batting course
2. Michael Bevan's course.

I sent many emails to Neil Fairbairn and David Hinchcliffe but no recourse.

I'd avoid purchasing any new content from PitchVision unless they provide anything resembling a customer service and not remove courses without warning their customers.

Horrible!
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Re: Adult 1 to 1 batting coaching...
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2019, 10:00:17 PM »

PitchVision has good content but their customer service is bad. Also, PitchVision will remove (paid for) courses without any warning and not reimburse you.

They removed two courses which I paid for and never reimbursed me for them:

1. Graham Gooch batting course
2. Michael Bevan's course.

I sent many emails to Neil Fairbairn and David Hinchcliffe but no recourse.

I'd avoid purchasing any new content from PitchVision unless they provide anything resembling a customer service and not remove courses without warning their customers.

Horrible!

Cool story

The use of pitch vision there isnt affected by your problem so it's no issue
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Re: Adult 1 to 1 batting coaching...
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2019, 06:25:51 PM »

I've booked 5 sessions with G&R coaching. So I'll let you know is how it goes
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Re: Adult 1 to 1 batting coaching...
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2019, 06:34:23 PM »

I managed to get a session with John Sadler.

Was quite good. He opened my stance up and moved me back to middle. Found I don't really bend my front leg also the reason I rarely play shots on my leg side by being very side on and taking a middle and leg showing too much of my wicket.

Going to try and sort a block out with him.

He's set up on weekends about 7 miles away for me so is convenient.
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Re: Adult 1 to 1 batting coaching...
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2019, 06:46:12 PM »

Good stuff. The real value is finding someone you can get to semi-regularly as they get to know your game and you can start to work stuff out together over time. Great you can do that. Enjoy!
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« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2019, 07:18:02 PM »

Best bit was that it was a focused 1 hour. I've found general club nets a waste.. you get 10 mins with 5-6 bowlers.. all bowling random stuff as some don't usually bowl. The 1 hour I probably hit more purposeful shots than I did in the whole of indoor winter nets last season.
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2019, 07:24:48 PM »

Completely agree. While I'm kind of looking forward to nets I know I'll only come home frustrated. Much better than time on the bowling machine by yourself too, especially if the coach is good with a sidearm as I always struggle with timing on a machine without cues etc.

My aim this Winter is to at least have a game plan for every type of bowler which sounds simple and basic, but its easy to shy away from stuff you don't like in training and stick to your positives all the time or just go in to autopilot and do something stupid in the middle. Facing a decent spinner or quality left arm pace for example is so rare I didn't even bother to give it a thought but you don't half look a tit if they do crop up and you don't know one end of the bat from the other :D
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Re: Adult 1 to 1 batting coaching...
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2019, 07:44:54 PM »

..is to at least have a game plan..

Basically this! I've never been coached, just from bits and bobs I have read and you tube videos.  My batting has always been inconsistent and deteriorated to some extent in recent years.

I also hate bowling machines set at a decent pace as I cant pick the timing. I'm quite happy facing pace when there's a human running in. In fact medium pace on the off side is my favourite bowling. I hate spin and slow loopy s%^*e!

My main aim is build a solid base and technique, make my shots a bit more all-round than just drives and offside shots. Basically I want to go into every innings with a plan and see it through rather than winging it like I have.
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Re: Adult 1 to 1 batting coaching...
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2019, 09:33:50 PM »

Read @Buzzs book
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« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2019, 10:58:37 PM »

If the bowling at your club nets is a bit on the variable side then don't dispair completely, you can still improve your batting. Work on your process and concentration - how do you set up in your stance, where are you looking as the bowler's running in, what do you do to switch your concentration on each ball. Nets may be no good at times for honing your cover drive, but you can always be working on making good decisions. I get annoyed as much as anyone when I'm in the 'spin' net with a non-bowler lobbing down pies, you just have to remind yourself that it's practice at putting away the bad ball. Only difference being that you know it'll be a bad ball before he's let go of it!
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Re: Adult 1 to 1 batting coaching...
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2019, 10:48:45 AM »

Thanks @edge , good approach! I think having an open mind trying different ideas and seeing what works for you is key.

It was suggested (but upto me) to keep a little notebook and write things down, coaching session notes. I've just gotten a nice little A6 notebook with a little pen holder.

After having a think I have decided I am going to write my coaching and net session thoughts and tips down. Also for each innings before and after notes. What I thought i was going to do and what I did  :D 

Really want to think about what I am doing and analyse it. Normally routine - turn up have a swing - have a moan... repeat the following week! @Buzz looking forward to reading your e book also. Have downloaded it.

I used to know someone who would keep a log of all his scores in a spreadsheet ( he wasn't even that good but each to their own, I don't judge :) ), but nothing beyond that.
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