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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.

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PREMIER LEAGUE AND EUROPEAN TOUR AMONG FIVE NEW PARTNERS FOR SPORTS SHOW

The Premier League, European Tour, Judy Murray’s Miss-Hits and Tennis on the Road, EXTREME and British Marine aboard

The Sports Show is excited to announce the addition of five new partners, who will be helping to deliver over 35 different sports together at the NEC in Birmingham on the 25th and 26th June.

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With the Premier League trophy heading to Leicester this summer, it will also be making a pit-stop in Birmingham for the Sports Show at The Premier League activation zone, where guests will be able to get their hands on one of the most iconic trophies in sport. Young people attending the event will receive a motivational dressing room experience, warm-up and skills coaching from Premier League club coaches and get a real flavour of what the Premier League is all about: passion, fun and enjoying football.

Premier League Managing Director, Richard Masters, said “Premier League clubs have a fantastic track record of using the power of football to inspire young people to play sport in communities and schools across the country. The Sports Show provides us with a great platform to replicate this for thousands of young people at one event, and put on fun and engaging activities that get them playing football, and hopefully developing a sporting habit for life.”
The European Tour have also committed to the Sports Show with a bespoke golf zone, where kids will receive expert PGA tuition including video capture of your swing, a series of challenges from the longest putt, nearest the pin simulation and a bunker challenge. Additionally, ahead of this year’s Ryder Cup at the Hazeltine National Golf Course, the prestigious Ryder Cup will also be on show and there will be a 9 hole course for all the family to enjoy.

Judy Murray will be bringing her very own tennis action to the show with her Miss-Hits and Tennis on the Road programmes, supported by the Lawn Tennis Association. Miss-Hits is designed to make tennis more enjoyable for young girls, and provide a fun and interactive environment for girls to be introduced to tennis, using a combination of dance, magic symbols, specialised equipment and music. Tennis on the Road aims to inspire the next generation and give more adults and children the chance to get involved in tennis.

Judy Murray said: I’m delighted to be bringing my Miss-Hits and Tennis on the Road programmes to the Sports Show to help give families from in and around Birmingham the chance to try tennis. It’s so important to have fun whilst playing any sport and this is the perfect platform to help demonstrate this”.

EXTREME will be bringing jaw dropping live entertainment and putting on professionally led have a go sessions with top skateboarding, BMX, mountain bike, freestyle Moto-X and slacklining pro’s and athletes. The British Marine and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) will be at the show encouraging visitors to get on the water. Show goers can get on The Water Sport Pool and have a go at the latest on water sport Stand Up Paddle Boarding, in addition they will be offered the opportunity to go kayaking and undertake a Blind Boating challenge.

Full list of newly added partnerships:

• The Premier League
• European Tour
• Judy Murray’s Miss-Hits, Tennis on the Road – supported by the Lawn Tennis Association
• EXTREME
• The British Marine and Royal Yachting Association

Tim Hunt, Head of Marketing for the European Tour added “We are constantly looking at new ways to engage with a sports-interested audience in the UK and our involvement with the Sports Show is something we are very excited about. We will be showcasing some of our own key events coming up later in the year as well as joining forces with the PGA, giving families the chance to try out a range of skills and find out more about getting into golf.”

Creating the world’s biggest sports playground for kids and adults alike, the event will be the first ever family Sports Show of its kind and has been created to inspire families to play sport, love sport and live sport; importantly helping kids to discover their sporting passions that can continue long after the event.

Adrian Danson, Commercial Director at British Marine noted “Participation in sports, particularly activities on the water, offer the chance to develop new skills as well as providing fantastic health and wellbeing benefits at relatively low cost and we’re excited to be supporting the Sports Show.”

Ryan Maxwell, Marketing Manager, EXTREME “We are proud to be working with the Sports Show as it’s clear to see how passionate they are for sport. EXTREME athletes riders are some of the toughest action sports athletes around and this partnership will guarantee some of the most jaw dropping shows and experiences that you can imagine.”

The weekend will be supported by sporting heroes, including Rugby World Cup winners Martin Johnson, Sir Clive Woodward and Maggie Alphonsi, Paralympians David Weir CBE, Danny Crates and Jonnie Peacock. Other sporting heroes include Paula Radcliffe, Gail Ems, Louise Hazel, David Haye, Austin Healey, Graeme Swann and Matthew Hoggard.

For more information on the event, the sporting heroes that are taking part and to buy tickets for the family, visit www.sports-show.co.uk or follow us on twitter @sportsshow #sharesport

3 Test Matches, 2 International Netballers, 1 Ultimate Rebound Net : Watch our #NetballMonth videos now

Last night in front of a packed Copper Box crowd, the Australian Diamonds and world number one side, recorded a 3-0 series win however there were plenty of positives for England Coach Tracey Neville and her new look England side.

Diamonds v Roses Crazy Catch Netball Challenge

Diamonds v Roses Crazy Catch Netball Challenge

Especially for the occasion, Crazy Catch have brought together our two netball ambassadors Sasha Corbin (Loughborough Lightening and England) and Julie Corletto (Retired Aussie Diamond and 3 time World Champion) for 3 Roses vs Diamonds challenges which are great for netballers to try at home or at their club or school … Insane Catches, Crazy Netball and Reaction Wall. Watch them all now and see how comes out on top 🙂 Coaches – you can find all the rules and progressions below

  1. INSANE Catches

How many catches can you do from 2 metres, off the INSANE side of the Crazy Catch rebound net in 30 seconds below (dropped catches do not count in your score!)

You can change this drill by increasing or decreasing the distance or for younger players, use the sane side which has a much more predictable rebound.

Top Tip – Find a spot on the Crazy Catch where you can get into a catching rhythm (suggest middle bottom as that will pop the ball up to hand height) and keep hitting it.

2. Crazy Netball

Set yourself out a square around 2m squared and put your Crazy Catch down one side … The idea of the game is simple, you and your partner take turns – one catches the other persons throw and you can let the ball drop in the square. Make this challenge even more tricky by using the INSANE side of your Crazy Catch Double Trouble for netball.

Top Tip – vary the pace of your throws to move your opponent around the square … go from a drop shot, to a rebound to the back to really get them moving!

3. Reaction Wall

This game is all about anticipation and reactions as a feed comes off the wall with the player with their back to the feeder … you need to pop the ball up behind your head then react to the ball as it comes off the wall from the Crazy Catch Freestyle and take the catch!

Punch harder with the Freestyle to add difficulty or increase the distance the player needs to travel to make the catch, being careful to avoid the back of their head!

Top Tip – stay on the balls of your feet to ensure you can react quickly and push off hard to cover the ground.

Try these drills for yourself and we would love to know how you get on … You can find Crazy Catch on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 

#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.

Sasha Corbin | Train INSANE or remain the same (NEW Crazy Catch Netball VIDEO)

Crazy Catch, the Ultimate Rebound Net is delighted to launch our inspirational new netball video starring our ambassador Sasha Corbin which forms part of our “Train INSANE or remain the same” campaign.

The video is an insight into the mind of a top international athlete and what drives her everyday to try and get better. The Crazy Catch is a great way to improve your netball skills with its unique INSANE rebounds testing your reactions or developing the techniques of younger players. Sasha says ” The Crazy  Catch is wicked. I absolutely love playing with it just because you can do so much with it and be so creative”.  You can take a ball on extension, you can practice your catching, your throwing, your jumping, your turning – you can do absolutely anything you want with Crazy Catch, you just need to get creative and enjoy yourself”.

If you like the new video please do share or RT it to show your friends and don’t forget if you want to improve your netball skills, you need to train with Crazy Catch, the Ultimate Rebound Net. Choose the Double Trouble range – with two INSANE sides available from leading retailers including Netball UK, Barrington Sports (home to the iheartnetball store) and Activ Instinct.

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.

 

Crazy Catch to bring the fun factor to Netball London Live

Crazy Catch, the Ultimate Rebound Net, have been today announced as official event partners for Netball London Live 2015. Crazy Catch will be running the official Fanzone which will provide all the fans with the opportunity to test their netball skills in a number of games including the famous Crazy Catch one minute challenge, with prizes available for the highest scorers.

Introducing the Crazy Catch Fanzone at NLL

Introducing the Crazy Catch Fanzone at NLL

Crazy Catch will also be hosting England Netball star Stacey Francis who will be on hand to sign autographs and join supporters in looking ahead to the Netball World Cup this summer, with a special Aussie themed photo booth where you can dress up with a number of props before getting a photo (or a selfie).

Fans will also be able to take advantage of a special on the night Crazy Catch discount. Kate Costin, Marketing Manager at Crazy Catch, is excited to be involved in the event for the first time: “The Crazy Catch is becoming an exceptionally popular training aid for netball clubs and players so we are really looking forward to being involved in Netball London Live. “With lots of fun activities on offer in the Crazy Catch Fanzone do make sure you come along nice and early and get involved in all our interactive activities and see if you can beat an England player” R

oscoe Brown, Head of Partnerships at Surrey Storm, added “It’s great to have Crazy Catch as our official FanZone partners this year to really add to the fun factor to Netball London Live. “The product is great for netball and it’s going to make the event really come to life.” More than 5500 netball fans will hit the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 7th March to watch Surrey Storm and Hertfordshire Mavericks go head-to-head at Netball London Live. Tickets for the event are now SOLD OUT, but fans will be able to watch the match live on Sky Sports with channel details to be announced shortly. – See more at: http://www.netballlondonlive.com/2015/02/26/crazy-catch-to-bring-the-fun-factor-to-netball-london-live/#sthash.BkDYJw9Y.dpuf