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3 Phases of Fielding

Throughout my time in the game both as a player and more recently as a coach, I have firm believe that there are essentially 3 key phases within the game for the bowling or fielding team. Have a look at...
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What Do You Expect?

We all have expectations when it comes to our performances within cricket. Standards that we strive to meet, levels of performance that we just have to achieve to feel like we have succeeded and often many young cricketers feel they...
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Controlling the Ring

Never has as much short form cricket been played around the world and as often happens in recreational cricket, whatever is going on at the top has a knock on effect out of the professional game and into recreational cricket....
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Decisions Decisions Decisions

IF – Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; You’ll...
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Trying or Doing

“No! Try Not! Do or do not! There is no try!” Yoda – The Empire Strikes Back For me, this is very much the best way to think about transitioning young impressionable players into capable players with responsibility. Of course...
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Using Analogies in Kids Sports

G`day guys, I had a question from a parent a few days ago, who is to coach his sons cricket team this summer. I thought I’d share it with you; “Hi Steve, I just wanted to ask you how much...
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Do You “Keep” or Do You Backstop?

Everywhere you turn these days in professional cricket opinions are split as to whether top sides need a top class wicket keeper or an excellent batsman who can `stop’ the ball. I`m sure you will have your own opinions on...
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Physio Talk

Please meet Drew who is a highly skilled Physio and a close friend of mine. He has been heavily involved over a long period of time with my business, helping cricketers with injuries (especially bowlers with stuffed backs!). Drew has kindly offered his time...
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Fielding Fumbles

“Bad luck.. We all drop `em and nobody means to!!” How many times have you heard that saying when you’ve just dropped a catch? Truest words in the game I reckon. But dropping the ball isn’t where I’m going with...
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Joys of Coaching

As some of you might know I`m over in the UK finishing off after 2 very successful cricket tours of young players from the Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association. Anyway whilst I have been back in the UK I have spent...
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