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3 new “Think Outside the Box” drills from Crazy Catch

If like many you have been enjoying the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup over the past month, the performances of new Crazy Catch ambassador Tammy Beaumont who is at the time of writing, England’s leading run scorer with 387.

Just before the event, we filmed some new and innovative Crazy Catch drill with Mark Garaway at Millfield School with the objective of showcasing different ways to use the Ultimate Rebound Net in your training, so we have drills for batting, power hitting, run outs and wicket keeping to name but a few. Check out these three latest Think Outside the Box drills “Inner Ring Fielding”, Stumping and Catching and Fungo Power Hitting – why not give them a go in your next training session.

As well as the Crazy Catch range for cricket which covers (from smallest to largest) the Crazy Catch Freestyle, Crazy Catch Upstart Classic, Crazy Catch Wildchild Classic and the Crazy Catch Professional Classic, we also have some excellent new Vision Ball packs which can help develop visual skills and are used in cognitive decision making and to provide a different pace of bounce/ rebound. Check out the bundles on the Crazy Catch UK Store (SHOP NOW) 

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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.

Our #Treemendous WINNER is announced …

Thanks to everyone who got involved in our Crazy Catch #Treemendous competition which was our 2016 Christmas campaign. We loved seeing everyone’s amazing Crazy Catch skills and we are delighted to announce the winner of the competition is HOLLIE WALKER!! Well done Hollie!!

You can see Hollie’s one handed, two ball juggling as part of our finalists montage video released last week. Hollie is a keen netballer and uses her Crazy Catch regularly to improve her skills.

We are just sorting out the cheque presentation with Hollie and hope to share a bit more of her story with you in the next few days …

Enter your #Treemendous skills now! £500 to be won…

The time has arrived. Our #Treemendous microsite is LIVE! Check it out and let us know what you time … More importantly, get your #Treemendous entry together and submit it onto the site for a chance to win our top prize of £500!!

How to take part in #Treemendous

How to take part in #Treemendous

Those entries who get in early, will have more time to gain the votes required to hit the top spot. Its votes that will determine the winner, so share your video as much as you can to get your friends and family to visit our site and vote for your skills. Voting will close on the 31st January 2017 so if you are getting a Crazy Catch for Christmas you can take part after that and still enter your #Treemendous skill. Now get creative and share your skills with Crazy Catch- the Ultimate Rebound Net. www.crazycatch-treemendous.co.uk 

Be inspired by our #Treemendous Crazy Catch ambassadors

 

#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.

Netball #SoloSessions with Sasha Corbin

Netball fans … have you seen the latest #solosession from Crazy Catch ambassador Sasha Corbin? Sasha is rehabbing from an ACL injury so this solo session featuring Lindsay Keable is all about developing stability and calf conditioning. Check it out and have a go at your next training session or at home and take your game to the next level.

There is a great resource of sessions now and plenty of them include the Ultimate Rebound Net – a great way to practice your netball skills by yourself and improve your skills. With one SANE side and one INSANE side, you can change any drill and add fun and variety to all your training sessions. Don’t forget to send us your photos and videos tagging Crazy Catch and we will share the best ones.

#SoloSessions – Crazy Catch special!

#SoloSessions – Crazy Catch Freestyle

#SoloSessions – Core Fitness with Crazy Catch

For more #solosessions follow Sasha – you can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat!!

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