Category Archives: Coaching

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

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/

Shop for Crazy Catch on the UK STORE or with our your favourite netball retailers

Cricket Drills | We Coach Cricket take on “Think Outside the Box” from Crazy Catch

You Tubers We Coach Cricket have taken inspiration from our Tammy Beaumont Think Outside the Box drills which we filmed last year which show the versatility of the product and how creative you can get with your coaching drills to improve batting, bowling and fielding skills!

How to MASTER the SHORT BALL with a Crazy Catch

This one specifically is used for training against the short ball, whether your duck, sway or play the choice is yours. The Crazy Catch really mixes up the feed as it rebounds off the net erratically so each ball is different and really keeps you on your toes!

How can I BAT on DODGY Wickets?

In this session Dan and Kieran look to recreate the batting against spin using the Crazy Catch. They have the Wildchild Classic and Upstart Classic laid flat with the INSANE sides facing up for extra unpredictability. This is a great way to practice batting on some of those dodgy uncovered pitches in the UK!!

This We Coach Cricket series is in partnership with Crazy Catch retailer Serious Cricket – SHOP HERE 

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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Improve your Football skills at home with Crazy Catch

I’m sure there are plenty of you who like to have a kick about in the back garden but, even if you have a few mates over to join in, the casual kick about can quickly become very repetitive and dull. However, help is on hand as Crazy Catch have the perfect solution to add a bit of fun and variety to any back garden football game, regardless if you’re playing by yourself or in a group.

Due to its INSANE rebound, Crazy Catch is brilliant for practising and developing your first touch and volleying skills. The unpredictable nature of the INSANE side means no two balls will come back in the same way, therefore, your reactions and your touch are constantly tested. This also makes it a great training aid for goalkeepers. The Crazy Catch range is also extremely quick and easy to set up, so won’t take away any of your precious footy time, and it is portable, so can just as easily be taken to the park or beach.

Make sure you choose the Crazy Catch Double Trouble range for big ball sports like football. Although similar in appearance to the Classic range, the DT range features two INSANE rebound sides (one for a small ball and one for a large ball) so double the trouble. The Upstart is the smallest Crazy Catch in the DT 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.

Crazy Catch is available from all leading football and sports retailers – improve your skills today!

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.

Primary Schools | Add fun and innovation to your PE lessons

As the new school term kicks off, teachers will be looking for new ways to engage more pupils in sport and PE lessons. From learning, fundamental throwing and catching skills right up to extending the skill set of some of the UK’s most talented young athletes, the Crazy Catch is the Ultimate Rebound Net for Schools.

Take a look at our new animations, which gives a brief overview of some of the products benefits and varied applications. From motor skill development to reaction or vision training both for large class games or individual skills training and everything in between

  • Learning basic Throwing, Catching and Motor Skills
  • Lunchtime Activities
  • Sporting Skill Development
  • Vision Training
  • Stretching Gifted and Talented pupils
  • Improving Focus and Attention in class
  • Linking to other curriculum

Going forward we will have suggested session plans, Crazy Catch games, drills and activities all available as free teaching resources to download at any time. Whilst new Primary and Secondary School packs are now available online…