Monthly Archives: November 2017

5 NEW Hockey Training Drills from David Harte and Crazy Catch

Think Outside the Box hockey is a set of new, innovative drills from Crazy Catch, specifically created with hockey in mind. Featuring Ireland’s David Harte, in total there are five drills for both goalkeepers and outfield players to use, although there are many more drills that can be developed from these five.

Double Rebound

Skim Mat

Colour Codes

No Man’s Land

Freestyle in the D

The main benefit of using Crazy Catch for hockey is the variety and fun it can add to your training or practice. By using both the SANE and INSANE rebound sides, it is far easier to test your ability and skill levels and simulate match conditions. The unpredictability of the INSANE side provides a great test for any goalkeeper looking to challenge their reactions and saving capabilities, whilst outfield players can develop and improve their first touch, particularly at taking the ball from the air.

For small ball sports, like hockey, the Crazy Catch Classic range is the recommended choice, as can be seen in the above videos. The Upstart is the smallest Crazy Catch in the Classic range, followed by the Wildchild, which is our most popular model, and finally the Professional, which is ideal for clubs and schools. The Freestyle is the only hand held Crazy Catch and a great coaching aid.

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What is it like to have a 1 to 1 training session with England Netballer Sasha Corbin??

On Wednesday, 15th November, a very lucky member of the Halesowen based Grasshoppers Netball bagged herself a one-on-one training session with Hertfordshire Mavericks and England star Sasha Corbin.

Sasha set up the competition in conjunction with Crazy Catch UK as part of her Solo Sessions campaign, fun and informative videos designed for netballers to be able to practice drills and hone their skills by themselves.

Sasha said: “I set up Solo Sessions so fellow netballers could have a fun way to practice outside team training sessions, and one great way is to use a Crazy Catch. We had such a positive response to the videos on social media, I decided to set up a competition so one lucky follower could win their very own Crazy Catch and I could give them some tips that would hopefully help them with their game.”

The competition was open to everyone at all levels of ability and eventual winner, Jenna Hadley, was picked by random out of hat and announced via Sasha’s Solo Session channels. The session took place at the Grasshoppers local training venue, Haden Hill Leisure Centre.

Sasha added: “I had a fantastic time with Jenna, it was great for the prize to go to someone that really wanted it. We had so much fun looking at how we could improve her skills and incorporate the Crazy Catch into drills she can practice at home. Jenna had fantastic energy and I wish her, and her team, the best of luck for the rest of the season.”

Jenna commented: “I was completely overwhelmed, and very excited, to find out I had won the session with Sasha. I still don’t think it has sunk in. I only started playing netball in 2014 by attending Back to Netball, so it was such a useful session to learn some key skills and get lots of ideas for training.

“We went through lots of basics, and Sasha definitely made me work, but she was great coach and very patient with me. It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from someone so talented to get better at something that you love to do! I had a brilliant time and it will be something I’ll remember forever.”

Crazy Catch Christmas Cracker competition T+C’s

This festive season is sure to go off with a bang with Crazy Catch, the Ultimate Rebound Net and with each of our Christmas Cracker animations (starring leading Crazy Catch friends and ambassadors) comes the chance to win a Crazy Catch for someone special.

Here’s where to find the competition and how to enter … 

On the following dates, (10th, 17th, 20th, 24th November, 1st, 8th and 15th December) Crazy Catch will release a new Christmas Cracker video with a terrible or brilliant cracker joke contained (depending on your sense of humour!). You will find the video in the following locations…

  • Crazy Catch You Tube Channel (Visit)
  • Crazy Catch Twitter (Visit)
  • Crazy Catch Facebook Page (Visit)
  • Crazy Catch Instagram (Visit)
  • Social Media accounts of official Crazy Catch retailers

To enter to be in with a chance of winning a Crazy Catch all you need to do is…

  1. Answer the cracker joke as a comment under the post (reply on Twitter) … Top Tip – If you watch the video, the answer is given 😉
  2. Tag the person who you would like to win a Crazy Catch for… (If you would like it to be more of a surprise you can be generic eg: my football mad son)

The competitions will run for 3 weeks each so will close at 4pm and a winner will be announced at 5pm and notified. (For example our first competition starting on the 10th November will run until 1st December) so there are 7 different chances to win!

The prize is a Crazy Catch of your choice for Christmas. Not cash alternative is available.