Category Archives: Coaching

Catch Catch fun at the inaugural Legacy Netball camp

Legacy Netball hosted their inaugural netball camp this weekend at Brunel University and Crazy Catch were on hand to add the Ultimate Rebound Net to the fun on offer. Legacy Netball is owned by England Netballers Serena Guthrie and Sasha Corbin, who is also a Crazy Catch ambassador and the camps saw some of Sasha’s Crazy Catch Solo Sessions brought to the event.

Crazy Catch at Legacy Netball

Crazy Catch is a brilliant netball training aid great for skill development with its INSANE side adding extra challenge. Solo Sessions include handling drills, team rotation drills and games including Crazy Ball adapted with netball rules. Sasha and Serena were on hand to add their top tips and in no time at all the girls had all acquired some great new skills and everyone had loads of fun!

At part of the ongoing partnership, anyone who attends a Legacy Netball camp are able to access a 15% discount on any Crazy Catch purchased on the Crazy Catch UK store (the double trouble range is recommended for netball) Click Here to shop – add you Legacy Netball coupon code at the check out.

Look out for some brand new Crazy Catch Netball drills as part of our Think Outside the Box campaign coming soon. Follow us on Facebook to be the first to see them!!!

Strike, Defend, Evade | Add another dimension to your batting training

Strike, Defend, Evade is an excellent new batting drill from Crazy Catch working on your Vision and Cognitive decision making. With the coach feeding behind the batsmen, it’s a great position from which to provide instant feedback or hone a certain shot.

Three different coloured balls are used (the Crazy Catch Vision balls are also slightly different weights which come off the net at different speeds) and firstly green balls are used with the batter trying to evade balls around the head area replicating short pitched deliveries. Then a red ball is add with the batter looking to strike and go after each ball; thirdly a defend ball is added. Now the coach feeds randomly these three coloured balls and the batter needs to process the colour and make the appropriate decision.

Again with the Crazy Catch, you can alter the level of challenge in this drill by varying the pace of the feed – whilst if you want even more unpredictability – try the insane side. England women’s opener Tammy Beaumont whose currently lining up in the #WWC17 provides her top tip

It’s important to look to play the ball first, then get out the way if needed. As you develop, you’ll learn its hard to control the ball when it gets around your head height so it may be best to leave those. Whether you duck or sway normally depends on the line of the ball. If it’s outside off stump or the line of your body its easier to sway out of the way. If the ball is on the line of your body then its better to duck under the ball to avoid falling on the floor!!

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.

Create more exciting warm ups with Crazy Catch | Will Greenwood & Maidenhead Rugby examples

If you feel like you are just going through the paces in your warm ups, then you need Crazy Catch. Add excitement and immediately get your reactions sharp and your hand-eye co-ordination in play ahead of your game or training session. You can also use Crazy Catch for some high intensity team games and challenges to development camaraderie and communication skills.

Take a look at these couple of examples posted on 2003 Rugby World Cup winner, Will Greenwood’s instagram page … here he is with the lads from Maidenhead Rugby but these and similar drills work just as well in other sports. Get creative and share your drills @CrazyCatchUK

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These warm up videos even got spotted by Vision Performance specialist Zoe Wimshurst who added her endorsement too

Crazy Catch is available for leading Rugby retailers including Barrington Sports and Pro Direct Rugby 

#Treemendous | A Crazy Catch skills compilation video

Have you seen our #Treeemendous competition … your chance to show off your Crazy Catch skills and scoop our £500 top prize?? Check out www.crazycatch-treemendous.co.uk now plus you can view and vote for the best fan videos!

Our Crazy Catch ambassadors have been sharing their best and most awesome skills and drills too. Check out this #Treemendous highlights reel!!

This special highlights reel features our favourite bits so far including Maddie Hinch’s ninja saves, Will Greenwood’s rugby trick shots and James Taylor’s lightening reactions.

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Its only a few days til Christmas now, so you need to be quick if you want Crazy Catch, the Ultimate  Rebound Net under your tree. Shop now with any of our retail partners or at ukstore.crazycatch.com

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#Treemendous | Share your skills this festive period with Crazy Catch

How do you fancy winning £500??? Well thanks to #Treemendous, the innovative, Christmas campaign from Crazy Catch, now you can!!! All you need to do is get creative with your Crazy Catch and submit your amazing skill, great save, super training drill or wow trick shot onto our festive microsite at www.crazycatch-treemendous.co.uk (Full site live 21st November)

Check out some of our ambassadors and friends of Crazy Catch showing your their skills in our official videos to give you some ideas and inspiration. Why not try these out in your next training session??

Once the #Treemendous competition launches, you will be able to go onto the site and upload your #Treemendous video (and view and vote for your favourites). Register your details now so you are kept up to speed with all the information!

Anyone can take part … get creative with your team mates or submit your best solo session. Whatever your sport or even something completely random, like your talented dog training with Crazy Catch. The crazier, the better in our eyes!!
1500x5000-classic-enter#Treemendous FAQ’s

  • How do you enter #Treemendous ??

To enter #Treemendous all you need to do is film your #Treemendous skill and post it onto a social media site of your choice. Then copy the URL and paste it into our “Submit a Video” form at www.crazycatch-treemendous.co.uk. NB – We would recommend anyone entering #Treemendous reads the full Terms and Conditions before entering.

  • Do you have to have a Crazy Catch to enter?? 

No, we would prefer videos featuring the Crazy Catch but that is not mandatory and will not hamper your chance of winning #Treemendous.

  • How do you win #Treemendous??

The winning video will be the fan video which collects the most votes on the #Treemendous microsite. Video owners can use social media and share their video to encourage friends, family etc to get behind their entry and vote but only votes cast on the site itself will be counted and it’s only one vote per person. The winner will be announced on 31st January and there will also be runners up prizes of a Crazy Catch for each category (videos are categorised by sport) so even if you have to wait until Christmas, for Santa to bring you a Crazy Catch, you can still take part!

  • How can you win a Crazy Catch? 

As well as entering your video, you can also win a Crazy Catch by voting in #Treemendous. One lucky voter will win a Crazy Catch of their choice after the competition closes on 31 January 2017 from all votes cast.

  • Where can I buy a Crazy Catch? 

Crazy Catch is available from all leading sports stores. With its unique, patented net technology Crazy Catch is used by top athletes in football, hockey, cricket, netball and many more sports, to help take their game to the next level. As well as skill development, Crazy Catch is used to develop reactions, speed and agility, vision performance, hand-eye co-ordination, for injury rehabilitation and much more. The perfect sporting Christmas present … and great for endless hours of family fun in the garden.

Omari Hutchinson | Train for the Game (with Crazy Catch)

Omari Hutchinson is only 13 years old but already has the football world talking about his talent. A You Tube video featuring some of his skills and goals (by the F2 Freestylers) has already hit over 3 million views so Arsene Wenger may well have a future premier league star on his books.

Omari is part of the soccer skills group “The Tekk Squad” which also includes England women’s player Gemma Davison and trick shot guru Coytie and we are pleased to say he is a big Crazy Catch fan and uses the product regularly to develop his first touch and skills. “If you keep training, you improve” says Omari. Check out his new video with Crazy Catch as part of the Train for the game series produced by Sports on Screen.