Category Archives: Rugby

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!


James Haskell fitness workout with Crazy Catch

Want to get Rugby fit like new Crazy Catch Ambassador James Haskell … then try these awesome workouts incorporating Crazy Catch – the Ultimate Rebound Net with its unique INSANE rebound.

WATCH England Rugby star James Haskell demonstrate loads of ways to use the Crazy Catch in a fitness workout including medicine ball sit ups, resistant band lunges and core ball reaction catches. It’s easy to see why so many top international and club teams use Crazy Catch to improve their hand eye co-ordination and vision skills. Even when injured you can still keep sharp with the number one rebound net. It’s easy to incorporate into fitness circuits & HIIT sessions.

If you want to train smarter like England Rugby international James Haskell … you need Crazy Catch! Just get creative and incorporate the Ultimate Rebound Net into various fitness drills using the INSANE rebound to add variety to the workout. In the squat position see how many catches you can do in a minute  … it’s a fun high cardio workout that will improve your sporting skills. The Crazy Catch Wildchild (pictured) is a must have piece of gym kit!!

Choose the Crazy Catch Classic 2.0 range for small ball sports or the Double Trouble range for big ball sports like Rugby. Not sure which product is right for you? Drop us a message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

How well does James Haskell know James Haskell?? Crazy Catch Water bomb challenge

New Crazy Catch Ambassador James Haskell, filmed a game of how well does James Haskell know James Haskell with hilarious results …

In the New Year, Crazy Catch will be sharing some new Rugby and Fitness drills filmed with James using the Ultimate Rebound Net! From beginners to top professionals the INSANE bounce off the Crazy Catch will really challenge your skills and help you to improve, whatever your sport. Follow us on social media to be the first to see the new videos …

James Haskell and the Crazy Catch Freestyle

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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 

#ReindeerTraining episode six: Crazy Catch for rugby with Will Greenwood and Austin Healey

Next up to try their hand at #ReindeerTraining are England Rugby legends Will Greenwood and Austin Healey. Will and Austin are on hand to help the Crazy Catch reindeer pack the sleigh in time for Christmas – using Crazy Catch to make it quicker and much more fun.

Crazy Catch is becoming more and more popular in Rugby. It was used as a vision training tool by Sir Clive Woodward’s Rugby World Cup winning side of 2003, plus also as a reaction training aid by the likes of Saracens and France whilst Quins have been using it for player injury rehabilitation. The unique thing about the product is its INSANE netting which makes the rebound very unpredictable, perfect for developing handling skills and passing accuracy.

Greenwood v Healey - One minute challenge

Greenwood v Healey – One minute challenge

Both Will and Austin’s families love the Crazy Catch … having seen it in action at Sportfest. Will was triumphant in the head to head One Minute Challenge in 2014 but injury hampered him this year … so let’s say its 1-1 and champion to be decided once and for all at the 2016 Sportfest!!

Crazy Catch is the Ultimate Rebound Net and a great Christmas gift for sports people of all age and ability!

Crazy Catch at Sportfest 2015

Here at Crazy Catch, we are super excited about SportFest 2015 taking place at Wormsley this weekend. This is our third year of involvement in the event which includes supplying our fabulous rebound nets into some of the sports zones include Hockey, Netball and Cricket where hundreds of families will be able to improve their skills and enjoy the challenge of our INSANE rebounds.


Sportfest – a whole weekend of sporting fun for all the family

The unique thing about SportFest is that an amazing whose who of sport will be in attendance, offering their expert coaching skills and inspiring youngsters to try new sports. This year Will Greenwood and Austin Healey will be joined by Greg Rusedski, Matthew Pincent, John Barnes and Daley Thompson whilst Beth Tweddle will be running gymnastic sessions which is new to Sportfest this year.

Greenwood v Healey - One minute challenge

Greenwood v Healey – One minute challenge

Crazy Catch has a stand where families can compete against celebrity scores in the famous One Minute Challenge whilst we also have our new Freestyle Tennis game running. Meanwhile our sister brand the Flicx Pitch will be providing a brand new red netball court for the netball zone which is the first pitch of its kind in the UK! We cant wait to see you there (in the sunshine!)

The Crazy Catch Top 10 of 2014 – Our best moments…

It’s been another fantastic year of sport and here at Crazy Catch we have had some great fun training with some new partner clubs and athletes playing on some the biggest stages in sport from the World Cup in Brazil to the Commonwealth Games held in Manchester…

Here we share our best moments from 2014 and we look forward to some even bigger and better projects in 2015!!

1.  We were delighted to be invited by Everton FC to film with their goalkeepers … take a look at the result which is some INSANE diving saves. We also attended and ran a Crazy Catch zone at the Neville Southall / PG10 training day. For football – Crazy Catch is the number 1 training aid!

2. Back in June we teamed up with GB and England Hockey goalkeeper Maddie Hinch for the video “Not Giving In”. Maddie had a great year winning Commonwealth silver and is also a finalist in the FIH Goalkeeper of the Year award … you can vote for Maddie here

3. We love SportFest – it’s all about fun, sport and families so we fit right in! Tickets for the 2015 event are now on sale so if you fancy a weekend at wonderful Wormsely being coached by the likes of John Barnes, Will Greenwood and Andrew Strauss then book now!

4. Cricket remains our most popular sport and this summer holidays we put the fun back into fielding with the help of Paul Nixon. Take a watch of some of our fab little games and drills that are great for sharpening your catching skills at home

5. How could we not include reference to the World Cup in Brazil – what an amazing tournament with some truly exceptional goalkeeping displays from some keepers who train with Crazy Catch namely Guillermo Ochoa and Keylor Navas who earned a big money move to Real Madrid… here he is working on his reactions back at Levante (Watch) 

6. The ZEO Superleague final was so exciting this year as Manchester Thunder triumphed in the dying seconds over Surrey Storm to claim the title. For Crazy Catch it was the perfect final as both teams use the Ultimate Rebound Net!

7. Legendary 5 time world player of the year Jamie Dwyer coached with Crazy Catch during his visit to Loughborough University … if its good enough for the most famous hockey player on the planet, then it must be a great piece of kit! Jamie used the product in his forwards masterclass with Loughborough Students Hockey players.

8. Crazy Catch is becoming more and more popular in schools with pupils of all ages and abilities. We headed down to Millfield school to see how Crazy Catch is used to improve their athletes skills in a number of sports including Rugby, Tennis, Netball, Cricket, Hockey, Basketball and Fencing! Watch the video

9. Congratulations to catching champion Steffan Vass from Northampton. He won the u17’s category of the global Crazy Catch One Minute Challenge and trust me he is quick with a top score of over 70 catches in a minute!

10. Finally in our top 10 of 2014 is our own award. Crazy Catch picked up most innovative product at the Sports Trade Awards this year! Crazy Catch is available in four different sized models and we have a classic version for small ball sports like cricket and hockey then the double trouble version (with two INSANE sides) for big ball sports like netball and football.

Join team #CrazyCatch IN 2015 and get training with the number 1 training aid – the Ultimate Rebound Net, whatever your sport.