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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2019, 03:44:37 PM »

"Strong base, full face"
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2019, 04:26:06 PM »

Allow the bowler his areas, used to get out cover driving all the time as an opener. Now unless its a half volley its left alone
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2019, 09:55:34 PM »

Two changes I've made that have come from seeing or reading things online have made more difference to my batting than any piece of advice I've ever received in person.

Technical tip from Ricky Ponting - line your outside eye up on leg stump at the other end. Stops my head getting too far over, balance is much improved.

Mental one - read this article about Greg Chappell and realised I'd never been concentrating properly before. http://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1136242/what-does-a-batsman-see
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2019, 11:35:59 PM »

Two changes I've made that have come from seeing or reading things online have made more difference to my batting than any piece of advice I've ever received in person.

Technical tip from Ricky Ponting - line your outside eye up on leg stump at the other end. Stops my head getting too far over, balance is much improved.

Mental one - read this article about Greg Chappell and realised I'd never been concentrating properly before. http://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1136242/what-does-a-batsman-see


Thanks for the GC link. The watching the ball only 'from the window' is interesting, and makes sense. I shall try it, though I don't suppose it'll help me much.
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2019, 11:40:12 PM »

Best  bowling advice I was ever given, many years too late, and seemingly in opposition to much conventional coaching:  "where you hand goes, the ball goes."
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2019, 11:43:18 PM »

I am currently doing a Level 2 coaching quaification. It's frightening some of the nonsense you could get away with coaching nowadays, to be honest.
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2019, 12:12:47 AM »

Watch the ball. I got some batting coaching from one of the BBL coaches and he put me onto a drill to increase my ability to focus on a single point, not just looking generally at the bowler or just down the pitch but really AT the ball. His other tip was if you are going to hit the ball, go hard at it with no half measures. Having said that I'm a genuine number 11 so it's not exactly hard to improve my batting!
Bowling, best tip I ever got was to have a plan for your over and unless something changes stick to the plan.
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2019, 08:57:35 AM »

I am currently doing a Level 2 coaching quaification. It's frightening some of the nonsense you could get away with coaching nowadays, to be honest.

I have first hand experience of coaches spouting nonsense, my son was playing in a mixed age training game at his old club (old club for a reason) he was on a maiden over and tried the back of the hand slower ball, was a little wide but ruined his maiden, coach told him to "stop trying fancy balls and just bowl your stock ball" as I said this was in a mid week training game, if there was ever a time to try new stuff this was it! Shocking.
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2019, 09:43:09 AM »

School P.E. teacher you cant hit runs in the pavilion.
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2019, 09:43:53 AM »

Watch the ball. I got some batting coaching from one of the BBL coaches and he put me onto a drill to increase my ability to focus on a single point, not just looking generally at the bowler or just down the pitch but really AT the ball. His other tip was if you are going to hit the ball, go hard at it with no half measures. Having said that I'm a genuine number 11 so it's not exactly hard to improve my batting!
Bowling, best tip I ever got was to have a plan for your over and unless something changes stick to the plan.

What was the drill ?
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2019, 10:32:31 AM »

I was lucky enough to have some coaching by Tom Graveney as a kid. He told me whether your playing forward or back you should always lead with your elbow towards the ball. I've always returned to that thought if I'm ever out of form or if I'm facing some particularly challenging bowling. It's stood me in good stead over the years and helps to get your technique right.
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2019, 10:34:10 AM »

Two changes I've made that have come from seeing or reading things online have made more difference to my batting than any piece of advice I've ever received in person.

Technical tip from Ricky Ponting - line your outside eye up on leg stump at the other end. Stops my head getting too far over, balance is much improved.

Mental one - read this article about Greg Chappell and realised I'd never been concentrating properly before. http://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1136242/what-does-a-batsman-see


I will start trying Chappell's method henceforth in nets. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2019, 02:19:50 PM »

you can't score runs in the hut........ bat long
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2019, 04:48:37 PM »

TBH the most useful advice I got, or could pass on, is that trying to change your actual technique is high risk, low reward, whereas changing your game plan is low risk, high reward.

Cricketers obsess a lot more about technique than they used to and tbh this is often the wrong focus. You're much more likely to make a positive difference to your game by just thinking a bit more carefully about how to make the most of your ability by being a bit smarter with your shot selection, bowling tactics, etc.
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2019, 05:22:09 PM »

TBH the most useful advice I got, or could pass on, is that trying to change your actual technique is high risk, low reward, whereas changing your game plan is low risk, high reward.

Cricketers obsess a lot more about technique than they used to and tbh this is often the wrong focus. You're much more likely to make a positive difference to your game by just thinking a bit more carefully about how to make the most of your ability by being a bit smarter with your shot selection, bowling tactics, etc.

Interesting points. Few thoughts:

- Is a game plan that malleable that it can be switched/changed? For me, as a clubbie, if I play in the same spot, I play the way I play and I can't change it much.
- Change in technique works for me when I start working on it a season prior. Technique is muscle memory and building it takes time. But once, I have those reflexes trained, I can just go. So, it's slow and long to incorporate but easy to turn on/off during the game.
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