Monthly Archives: June 2018

Crazy Catch wicket keeping video goes viral!

This new short wicket keeping clip featuring Surrey Cricket’s Ben Foakes working with fielding coach Chris Taylor and Alec Stewart has been taking the internet by storm and has amassed nearly 50,000 views! The drill uses a Crazy Catch Wildchild at a 90 degree angle with a wobble stump trying to distract the wicket keeper.

  1. DISTRACTION STUMPING DRILL 

    2. TURN AND BOUNCE DRILL

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This 'Turn & Bounce' wicket keeping drill simulates a #wicketkeeper taking a ball that turns and bounces through the gate. Starting Position @benfoakes7 has excellent 'posture' and athletic position. His eyes are level and engaged. The take technique – Upper body rotation to 'cope' with the bouncing ball. – Foakes maintains a large catching area as he turns – Quick hands back to the stumps – Follows ‘take and break’ with a straight back into 'posture position' Overtrain – Try multiple feeds from multiple angles which will challenge your player to produce solid technique every ball. Try a set of 6 balls 🏏 Progression – Flip to the insane side of the Crazy Catch for more challenge Thanks to Chris Taylor of @surreycricket for the footage and coaching points #Cricket #surreycricket #crickettraining #cricketcoaching #crazycatch @wecoachcricket @cricketmentoring @citycricketacademy @procoachcricket

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A second drill will called ‘Turn & Bounce’ simulates a  wicket keeper taking a ball that turns and bounces through the gate. Chris Taylor has kindly provided his coaching insight ….

Starting Position @benfoakes7 has excellent ‘posture’ and athletic position. His eyes are level and engaged.

The take technique

  • Upper body rotation to ‘cope’ with the bouncing ball.
  • Foakes maintains a large catching area as he turns
  • Quick hands back to the stumps
  • Follows ‘take and break’ with a straight back into ‘posture position’

Overtrain – Try multiple feeds from multiple angles which will challenge your player to produce solid technique every ball. Try a set of 6 balls 🏏

Progression – Flip to the insane side of the Crazy Catch for more challenge!

If you have enjoyed this drill, check out the Think Outside the Box drills and accompanying PDF drillcards produced with Tammy Beaumont and Mark Garaway … there are 6 innovative drills which are not just about catching but also work on evading the short ball, hitting the stumps, power hitting and taking those high boundary catches. Add fun, variety and challenge into any training session http://thinkoutsidethebox.pagedemo.co/ 

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Netball Training Drills working on accuracy, hand speed and an amazing challenge #SoloSessions

Crazy Catch ambassador Sasha Corbin has a new #SoloSessions series out with some great netball drills including these three below using the Crazy Catch. Crazy Catch is an unique training tool with two different sides of netting … the larger mesh creates a really unpredictable rebound which will really challenge your reactions

  1. Develop your hand-eye coordination with this QUICK HANDS drill … one ball goes straight, whilst the other goes side to side. Use smaller, lighter balls to add extra challenge.

2. ACCURACY – Take the ball on extension off the Crazy Catch before taking aim at the post. See how many you can hit in a row! Let us know how you do … Tag us in your social posts @CrazyCatchUK

and finally how about this skill to try and challenge… its totally INSANE!!! Ball juggling whilst sitting down … great for your hand – eye co-ordination and it looks so cool!! Sash takes you through the step by step guide to learning this skill!!

If you like these drills and want more training ideas … check out our Think Outside the Box drills which include a coaches PDF download of the set up, coaching points and progressions … visit http://sc-totb.pagedemo.co/

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