Category Archives: Catch

5 drills to help improve your Football skills!!! Dual Freestyle x Crazy Catch

If you are an aspiring football player or a coach looking for ways to improve your players skills – check out these innovative new drills from Crazy Catch featuring the amazing technique of Dual Freestyle. Use the Ultimate Rebound Net to add fun and challenge to any training session whilst developing your first touch, passing accuracy, reactions, technique and shooting skills using the INSANE rebounds … just get creative and try these drills …

  1. Iconic Premier League Volleys Recreated

The Crazy Catch Freestyle can be used to put the ball in an exact area. Great to work on heading, volleys … how about trying Rooney’s bicycle against Man City??

2. INSANE Shots

Practice your passing accuracy and control. Use the INSANE side of the Crazy Catch set to a 90 degree angle then finish. Add a defender to try and win the ball back.

3. Tennis vs Football 

It’s keepy uppie with an extra tennis twist as you work with your partner to keep the ball up trying different tricks and skills along the way and always testing your control.

4. Technique Matters

The best always master the basics … Try these ideas in your next training session or at home in the garden adding footwork drills to improve your feet speed. Get creative and work on different techniques ie- inside of the foot, laces, half volleys, left foot, right foot, knee then volley etc etc

5. Rebound Teammates

A 1 v 1 skills drill using 4 Crazy Catches positioned around a square. Use the nets as extra team mates to play the ball off to help keep it from your partner.

Crazy Catch is the number one rebound net and the only training aid with patented net technology for an INSANE rebound. High quality, versatile and portable – its the professionals choice and available from all leading soccer retailers and via the Crazy Catch UK Store. Choose the Double Trouble range for Football.

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Crazy Catch for Rugby Training | James Haskell Video

New Crazy Catch ambassador James Haskell demonstrates some new Rugby training drills which are designed to improve your handling skills, reactions and add fun and extra challenge to any training drill.

The video includes 5 new drills filmed at Warwick School and using products from the Crazy Catch Double Trouble range…

  • Engage the Back Line
  • Tackle and Lay Off
  • High Ball Catches
  • Crazy Keepie Uppie
  • Quick Hands and Offloads

“Crazy Catch is great for what I want to do fitness wise because you have that ability to combine hand-eye coordination skills which is something you have to do all the time in Rugby with some condition element as well which will get  your heart rate going. ”  – James Haskell

Crazy Catch is the world’s number one rebound net – with a unique INSANE rebound. With the double trouble range for Rugby their are two different sides of netting. The small mesh returns the ball more predictably whereas the larger mesh is completely unpredictable and excellent for reaction training. Used by top international teams and players, add Crazy Catch to your training kit!

High Catches | Can we practice our fielding skills more effectively

“England’s catching has been fairly undistinguished”- Dan Norcross, BBC Test Match Special. As I write England Women have dropped 4 catches as South Africa chase 374 in the latest women’s world cup game. The phrase “catches win matches” is a bit of a cliche but its so often true especially at the top level of cricket where mistakes get punished by big scores. Take Chris Scott who famously dropped Brian Lara on 18 before he went onto strike 501* and these other famous other drops in this AOC Top 10 Article. 

I wonder whether the amount of practice and quality of practice in this area is good enough?? … do the number of catches mimic the number of cover drives played in opening batters for example or the number of yorkers practised by death bowlers??

Typically catching practice would involve the coach whacking balls up in the air but how many balls land in the right area? How many times does the player actually get a realistic catching opportunity? Do coaches differentiate the feed based on the needs of the athlete, what element of the catch do they need to focus on? Are we coaching catching or just hoping for the best?? Can players still perform top grabs whilst under large physical or mental pressure??

This great drill “Machine Gun High Catches” from former England Fielding coach Mark Garaway simulates this idea superbly well – the athlete is on the run so there is the build up of lactic acid in the muscles plus the Freestyle ensures the ball goes into a good space (that the coach can control with fine movement to suitably challenge the player). Vision is also vitally important and quite a new area of sports science … our eye is like a muscle and can be trained so getting a quick turn and vision on the ball is vitally important.

DOWNLOAD the free Think Outside the Box coaching PDF’s containing a set up diagram, kit list, Tammy’s top tips, coaching points and progressions at http://thinkoutsidethebox.pagedemo.co/

Think Outside the Box | #WWC15 with Tammy Beaumont

Running alongside the Women’s World Cup hosted around England this June and July; Crazy Catch are pleased to announce our brand new campaign “Think Outside the Box” which see’s England’s Tammy Beaumont demonstrating some new and innovative Crazy Catch drills for cricket working with Director of Cricket at Millfield School Mark Garaway.

Says Marketing Manager Kate Costin Think Outside the Box is all about providing coaches with new drill ideas away from the traditional throw and catch concept often associated with Crazy Catch “This series of six drills shows the Crazy Catch as an all round training aid for cricket so we have some great batting drills and ways to use the Crazy Catch to improve your visual skills and decision making”. “Coaches will be able to access these drills via our social channels and also download the FREE PDF which gives all the information you need to run the practice at your school or club so the drill set up, equipment list, progressions, coaching points and some great advice from Tammy and Mark. We are sure that players will be able to make significant gains in their game with this outside the box thinking and hopefully we will see the Crazy Catch being used more creatively as its a hugely  versatile piece of kit”

The Crazy Catch classic range for cricket has both a SANE and INSANE side when used with a small ball. This enables the product to be used at all levels of the game across batting, bowling and fielding skills whilst its also great for team games, warm ups and for gym work incorporating reaction training.

WATCH “Catches Win Matches” with James Taylor

Crazy Catch, the Ultimate Rebound Net, is delighted to launch a brand new video “Catches Win Matches” featuring James Taylor who was responsible for two amazing catches for England on day three of the third Test at the Wanderers against South Africa which swung the match and series England’s way. It was calculated that James reacted in 0.417 seconds to dismiss Hashim Amla off Stuart Broad!!.

Be your teams fielding hero & take your skills to the next level this summer with fun drills that are great for clubs or for you to practice at home alone. The Ultimate Rebound Net for cricket has one SANE and one totally INSANE side which is unique to Crazy Catch nets and sets us apart as the number one cricket training aid.

For more on the campaign, be sure to follow James and Crazy Catch on social media (Facebook and Instagram too) OR for behind the scene’s content take a look at Pro Direct Cricket

Join CLUB CRAZY CATCH … the exclusive network for owners of the Ultimate Rebound Net

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CLUB CRAZY CATCH is FREE  and open to all Crazy Catch owners who have brought the product from any UK retailer, in the last year… any Crazy Catches over a year in age, you can of course still join however parts will not be guaranteed.

All you need to do to join is complete a very short form on our website (JOIN NOW) and you will immediately qualify for the benefits above. We look forward to welcoming you to the club

#ReindeerTraining episode three: Crazy Catch for cricket with Hoggy and Nico

After a tough bootcamp with Gail Emms (watch) and a present delivery masterclass netball stylee with Sasha Corbin (watch), Rudolph and Co have been trying their hand at cricket in a bid to sharpen their hand eye co-ordination and reaction catching skills- all vital ahead of their present delivery marathon on Christmas eve. Ashes winning Matthew Hoggard and Paul Nixon, the legendary England wicketkeeper put our Reindeer’s through their paces of course bringing out the Crazy Catch to take their skills to the next level with some amazing results!! Watch #ReindeerTraining episode three for cricket!

Crazy Catch is hugely popular in cricket with many international teams and players using the product. You can see lots of drills and ideas on our You Tube channel – in particular watch our Ashes Fielding Challenge from the summer which was a series of games between Nick Compton and Joe Burns representing England and Australia respectably. Crazy Catch is the perfect present for cricketers of all ages and ability this Christmas and comes in a choice of four sizes.

The Crazy Catch Classic range for Cricket

The Crazy Catch Classic range for Cricket

Buy instore from leading cricket retailers or online – some great deals out there. Happy #ReindeerTraining everyone and look out for more animations coming soon from Crazy Catch – the Ultimate Rebound Net.