Monthly Archives: June 2013

Crazy Catch drills for Netball with Manchester Thunder

This is a blog for netball coaches and clubs looking to develop their players reaction skills and hand eye co-ordination. The Ultimate Rebound Net has been proving very popular in the netball market recently with the Manchester Thunder NSL and NTL squad inventing some great fun drills with the Crazy Catch range. We ran this campaign in partnership with Netball UK and just wanted to have a place where all the drills could be found quickly and easily. These drills can all be used at your club or school and the difficultly level can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities.

Remember it is the Double Trouble range that we recommend for Netball – the Double Trouble has small netting on one side and larger netting on the other – which obviously creates a more unpredictable rebound.

Drill 1 – Warm up shooting drill

Drill 2 – Crazy Interceptions

Drill 3- Through the Court

Drill 4 – Round the world

Drill 5 – Freestyle shooting

Crazy Catches can also be used in a number of multi player games and our new handheld Freestyle is such a great fun coaching aid, and are perfect for ensuring drills run smoothly as the coach is able to control the pace and direction of the return. Try them for yourself – we guarantee you will have loads of fun!!!

These videos use the Crazy Catch Professional, Crazy Catch Wildchild Double Trouble and the NEW Crazy Catch Freestyle – check them out at http://www.netballuk.co.uk/acatalog/Crazy_Catch.html .

A new club pack has also been created with is the perfect starter pack for clubs containing 2 Professionals and 2 Freestyles. (Buy Now)

Crazy Catch sponsor ECB Young Coach of the Year, Chris Rogers

Crazy Catch are delighted to announce a new sponsorship deal with “Sky Sport’s ECB Young Coach of the Year” award winner for 2012 Chris Rogers. The partnership was officially announced at the Chance 2 Shine – Hitting 50 event to celebrate Devon Malcolm’s 50th birthday where Chris was special guest on the Flicx UK/ Crazy Catch table.

Chris Rogers with Flicx UK MD Richard Beghin

Chris Rogers with Flicx UK MD Richard Beghin

Chris has completed his Level 3 coaching qualification and is currently head coach for Shropshire U14s, academy coach at Ellesmere college as well as being involved at a number of clubs working with seniors and juniors. Crazy Catch have donated Chris with a range of Crazy Catches to enable him to develop as a coach and create exciting new fielding drills to enable catching skills to be improved.

Jonathan Trott congratulates Chris Rogers on his award

Jonathan Trott congratulates Chris Rogers on his award

Speaking about the agreement, Brand Development manager Kate Costin commented ” Crazy Catch are delighted to be working with such a great young coach like Chris to support his development in the sport. Chris is a big fan of the product and we are excited about working with him over the coming months to create a range of new drills that all coaches will be able to use to improve the catching skills of their players from grass roots right up to international level”.

Chris said in addition “For Crazy Catch to recognise my achievements over the last 12 months is brilliant, I believe I share in the passion for the game that Crazy Catch has. Fielding and catching is something every cricket player must do and using Crazy Catches makes fielding sessions more fun and increases intensity. Using a crazy catches over the last couple of years have proven extremely popular with the children and adults in my sessions, I am looking forward to using the new products in my sessions and producing games for coaches of all abilities to use. The new handheld Freestyle is a must for every coach, it shows the crazy catch are constantly pushing to produce the best products to improve players catching skills”.

For more information about Chris’ award read the feature on the Sky Sports website (Read More) or visit www.skysports.com/coaching

Sports Awards Shortlist!

Crazy Catch are pleased to announce that after the voting process, we have been shortlisted for the Sports Trade Awards 2013 in the category MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT. We line up alongside…

  •     Crazy Catch Freestyle
  •     Skechers GOrun2
  •     Aqua Sphere Eagle Goggle#
  •     AfterShokz Open Ear Sport Headphones
  •     Hi-Tec Zuuk

 

The Sports Trade Award results, run by SGB Magazine will be announced on Sunday 7th July #fingerscrossed. Click Here to see all the 2013 award categories and finalists in full. The Crazy Catch Freestyle also appeared recently in a photo on the Sky Sports Cricket page – in a fielding session being set out by England coach Richard Halsall

England Fielding session captured by Sky Sports

England Fielding session captured by Sky Sports

New Instore Cricket Video

Take a look at the latest video from Crazy Catch – our new instore Cricket video for our cricket retailers showing the Classic range in all of its glory as well as the fantastic new handheld Freestyle which is receiving rave reviews.

The classic range each has 1 SANE and 1 INSANE side. The sane side is great for beginners and speed work whereas the insane side creates that unpredictability to work on your reaction catching. In addition for cricket you can use the Crazy Catch to improve your throwing accuracy, wicket keeping and batting and bowling – whatever your age or ability.

The freestyle is proving to be this season’s big success story –  its a hugely fun, portable product that is great for coaches to hold to enable them to change the pace and direction of the catch. It’s even being used by the England team with Joe Root being filmed on Sky Sports recently practicing his short leg catches… Don’t miss out get your Crazy Catch today – available from all good cricket retailers.