Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Ultimate Fielding Test | Test 3 – Freestyle Tennis

To celebrate the Ashes, Crazy Catch have our own fielding competition currently running – its the Ultimate Fielding Test between England and Australia represented by Nick Compton and Joe Burns respectably.

The third test is Freestyle Tennis where Compton and Burns take part in a tennis style match using the Crazy Catch Freestyle. The ball must not bounce on their half of the court otherwise they lose the point and the player must use the Freestyle to play the ball into their opponents half – otherwise it’s tennis scoring with the best of three sets deciding this contest … and watch out for the curveballs straight back onto your side!!

Nick Compton and Joe Burns compete in Freestyle Tennis

Nick Compton and Joe Burns compete in Freestyle Tennis

The Crazy Catch Freestyle is our newest model to hit the Crazy Catch range – its a small, lightweight, handheld product with insane netting and a RRP of £50. The Freestyle makes a great coaching aid (whatever your sport) and you can use it to play with your mates too. Give it a go and join in the crazy fun ! … available from all leading cricket retailers

Crazy Catch at Sportfest 2015

Here at Crazy Catch, we are super excited about SportFest 2015 taking place at Wormsley this weekend. This is our third year of involvement in the event which includes supplying our fabulous rebound nets into some of the sports zones include Hockey, Netball and Cricket where hundreds of families will be able to improve their skills and enjoy the challenge of our INSANE rebounds.

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Sportfest – a whole weekend of sporting fun for all the family

The unique thing about SportFest is that an amazing whose who of sport will be in attendance, offering their expert coaching skills and inspiring youngsters to try new sports. This year Will Greenwood and Austin Healey will be joined by Greg Rusedski, Matthew Pincent, John Barnes and Daley Thompson whilst Beth Tweddle will be running gymnastic sessions which is new to Sportfest this year.

Greenwood v Healey - One minute challenge

Greenwood v Healey – One minute challenge

Crazy Catch has a stand where families can compete against celebrity scores in the famous One Minute Challenge whilst we also have our new Freestyle Tennis game running. Meanwhile our sister brand the Flicx Pitch will be providing a brand new red netball court for the netball zone which is the first pitch of its kind in the UK! We cant wait to see you there (in the sunshine!)

Win a Crazy Catch for your netball club to celebrate Sasha Corbin’s unveiling as a Crazy Catch ambassador

“Crazy Catch the ultimate rebound net is delighted to announce their new brand ambassador. Sasha Corbin, the England Netball star and Hertfordshire Mavericks captain will be joining us to expand the popularity of this unique training aid in the netball world.”

Sasha Corbin using the Crazy Catch Professional Double Trouble

Sasha Corbin using the Crazy Catch Professional Double Trouble

The agreement will kick off with a new inspirational video for Crazy Catch linked to the “Train INSANE or remain the same” campaign which will see Sasha enhancing her speed, strength, power and reactions with the Crazy Catch range of products, developing her skills and pushing the boundaries in training, to be the best player she can be. Sasha will also be using the products (Professional Double Trouble, Wildchild Double Trouble, Upstart Double Trouble and Freestyle) in her Ford “Netball on the Road” visits and coaching sessions and more exciting content will be announced later in the year too 🙂

Sasha Corbin says ” I really love the Crazy Catch – it’s such a fun product which is great for netball training. The possibilities are endless in terms of creating drills improving your skills and i’m really excited to be launching our partnership with this fantastic competition for clubs … every club should have a Crazy Catch so why not try and win one for your team now!!”

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All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a Professional Double Trouble for your club is tell us in no more than 2 sentences why your club is deserving of this prize. Closing date is Friday 31st July at 12 noon, with the winner announced that afternoon.

 

The Ultimate Fielding Test | Test 2 – The Vision Challenge

The Crazy Catch is used by professional athletes to improve their performance vision skills include world renowned eye specialists Dr Sherylle Calder and Dr Zoe Wimshurst. The eye muscle is one of the most important for cricketers in all elements of the game including catching so this fielding challenge tests visual skills and cognitive decision making which is the ability of the brain to process information and make decisions accordingly.

 

Here with no visual triggers such as hand angle – the players have to catch only their teams coloured balls which is red for England and Nick Compton and green for Australia and Joe Burns, both of Middlesex. At a very close distance and on the insane side of the Crazy Catch, reaction times are very short!

Try this one yourself with two friends and see how you get on! Tweet us @CrazyCatchUK

The ‘Keep Goal’ goalkeeping academy is coming this summer to Milton Keynes

The “Keep Goal” goalkeeping academy is the brainchild of goalkeeping coach Tony O’Neill who wants to introduce a new goalkeeping academy running through school holidays this summer at Leon School.

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“We excel in high standards of professionalism and courtesy and ensure that all students are treated in this manner during their time with us. Our staffing team provide a fun and engaging environment for all students to develop and reach their own individual goals” says Tony O’Neill

Ethan Wallbank a current pupil said “Tony is an approachable, hardworking, totally committed goalkeeper coach whose hunger and desire for the game is shown in the development of his goalkeepers. The new academy that Tony is creating will be a massive asset for any goalkeeper with the desire to improve their technique”

Keep Goal academy is open to all goalkeepers aged 7-16 and will be running a three day course over two separate weeks. The week will provide a mixture of practical and classroom sessions covering all technical areas of goalkeeping and distribution. The goalkeeper will also receive tactical information through presentations and game understanding workshops suitable for each specific age group.

The “Keep Goal” goalkeeping academy will be supported by The One Glove Company and Crazy Catch which are both brands used and endorsed by Tony himself.

So for any wannabe Joe Harts or Karen Bardsley’s in the Milton Keynes and surrounding area we encourage you to come and give it a shot…

Dates and Times:

5th August, 6th August and 7th August (10 am-3 pm) at Leon School, MK2 3HQ

24th August, 25th August and 26th August (10 am-3 pm) at Leon School, MK2 3HQ

The cost of the 3 day academy training is £20 per player each day or £50 for the 3 day course

Booking:

To confirm your son or daughters place you can call Tony O’Neil on 07583 660431, email gkunion@me.com or complete the short booking form below …

The Ultimate Fielding Test | Test 1 – The One Minute Challenge

With the #Ashes2015 starting today in Cardiff and continuing a great summer of sport, its time for Crazy Catch to launch its Ultimate Fielding Test. We pit England’s Nick Compton against Aussie batsman Joe Burns in a series of fielding challenges to see which country will come out on top!

Our first test is the Crazy Catch one minute challenge – a test of speed and reactions using the unpredictable INSANE side of the Ultimate Rebound Net. Joe and Nick line up at a distance of 2 metres and compete to see who can take the most catches in a minute and thus an early lead in our fielding battle. Watch the video to see how unpredictable the netting is and then have a go yourself to see if you can beat the Joe or Nick’s score!

If you do, drop us a Tweet @CrazyCatchUK or find us on Facebook and Instagram

Products - Final slideThe Crazy Catch Classic range for Cricket is available from all leading cricket retailers … they are great coaching aids for clubs and schools and also perfect to improve your skills at home in your garden so that maybe one day, you could be taking an Ashes winning catch!

Ashes 2015 preview with Nick Compton and Joe Burns

Middlesex and England batsman Nick Compton says that although Australia are the favourites for the 2015 Ashes, England have a good chance of winning thanks to their home advantage.

Compton expects a hard-fought contest when the two sides lock horns in battle, beginning in Cardiff tomorrow (Wednesday 8th July). “I think England have a very good chance in their own back yard,” he said, speaking to as he prepared to film the “Ultimate Fielding Test” with Crazy Catch in Uxbridge.

“It’s always notoriously difficult for opposition touring teams to come to England because we have a Dukes cricket ball which is often not used in other parts of the world. “It swings, it stays harder for a bit longer so I think with the likes of Jimmy Anderson and Mark Wood I think England will be a lot tougher than expected.”

Compton’s Aussie opponent in the Crazy Catch battle is fellow Middlesex batsman Joe Burns who expects the 2015 series will rival 2015 for drama.

“I think coming into the series the Aussies were very confident but (were unfortunate) to run into an English team that just had the momentum of the country behind them and all the amazing moments that they produced.”

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Watch Joe Burns and Nick Compton in the Ultimate Fielding Test from Crazy Catch – one new video launched for each test match this Ashes summer! Follow us on Twitter for all the latest @CrazyCatchUK