Category Archives: Clarity

Nurturing The Clarity For Leadership

Does the pressure upon the leader become amplified as the format shortens from Test to One Day to T20? Does the brevity allow the dynamics of a leader reveal a sense of clarity more critical in the maelstrom of white … Continue reading

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Integrity & Standards

One of the benefits of being a coach in the millenial, digital age is access to an endless range of knowledge sources. Wisdom gained from experience, some good and some not so. Many a successful coach (success qualified as recognised … Continue reading

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Unlock The Wisdom

In the pursuit of success aligned to change, clubs will inevitably alter the structure of coaches in the positions of head, assistant or development coach at some point. For the coaches that find themselves in this situation of a new … Continue reading

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Batting Ugly

Invariably over the course of a season, conditions shall emerge from the unknown that inhibit logical and established batting methods. Skills honed by countless hours of hitting balls from machine, bowler, throw downs, drop balls, under arms and “Amla drills” … Continue reading

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Finals – Essential Elements

Breathe deep. Relax. Allow the mind to clear of all the noise and fully realise that the best part of competitive sport is about to begin. Finals. For those fortunate enough to be involved, this time arrived now in March, … Continue reading

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The mobile phone was a disaster for team spirit!

“At the end of my cricket career, even great victories were often celebrated in social isolation: we might have been all together, but most team-mates were checking their smartphones.” Ed Smith has become an absolute favorite amongst the writers that … Continue reading

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Player Review – Mid Season, Give A Little Feedback

As a coach at the half way point of the season with a little extra time available to properly reflect and contemplate the standard of performances observed and shared so far, it is good practice to consider a little extra … Continue reading

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Analysing The Opposition – Grade Cricket

At Grade cricket level, typically teams will only compete against each other once per season apart from finals. The knowledge of the opposition players shared primarily comes from a combination of senior players with experience over past seasons and younger … Continue reading

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Analysing The Opposition – Elite T20

The tools and knowledge available to gain an understanding of the opposition may vary amongst the levels of cricket due to resources and interest. But the ability in this digital age to have something has never been easier. A recent … Continue reading

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Methods of Coaching – To, Through & With

Ian Chappell’s – “My World of Cricket” was the bible and text book reference for all things cricket in the formative years. Many valuable lessons learned from the time available to devour the words and interpret the images fully. A … Continue reading

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