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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2019, 09:11:49 PM »

School P.E. teacher you cant hit runs in the pavilion.

Unfortunately most of us go to schools that don't even have pavilions.
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2019, 09:59:18 PM »

Take up golf.
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2019, 10:37:28 PM »

Take up golf.
Mine was similar - are you sure that you are really that bad at golf, why not try it again as their are competitions every weekend you could play in throughout the summer......  Not sure what he meant  :(
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2019, 10:17:41 AM »

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.

ok, well to focus on batting:

I would expect most successful club batsmen have different go-to shots against different types of bowlers. You might look to drive an offspinner but sweep a legspinner for example.

I would also expect a decent batsman to have the ability to change tactics on different pitches or in different situations - mostly this involves recognising that a particular shot is going to get you out and stopping playing it. If the ball is stopping in the pitch, put the drive away and just play with soft hands and drop for a single instead. If the ball is staying low from back of a length, put the pull shot away and play back with a vertical bat.

Most of the time the difference between a successful batsman and an unsuccessful batsman at club level isn't technique, its gameplan. I've seen guys with horrendous techniques score tons, simply because they had 2 shots and played them with absolute discipline. I've seen players with flawless textbook techniques get out cheaply week after week because they didn't have the knowledge to figure out what shots to put away on what type of pitch. They'd be bowled by every ball that kept low, and caught at cover driving anytime the ball stuck in the pitch. (I used to coach county juniors - most of them have this problem).






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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2019, 11:58:01 AM »

Decent advice that. I play with one bloke who's got an absolutely superb cover drive - doesn't make him look any less of a knob when he's consistently caught playing it.
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Re: What is the best bit of coaching advice you've ever been given?
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2020, 06:11:56 AM »

We've all had that one coach who drops that pearl of wisdom and you carry it round with you wherever you go!

What is the best bit of advice you've ever been given?
I was batting carefully to leggie in the net,
coach said, take few steps forward and hit him, tried a few times and that worked well
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