Category Archives: Vision Performance

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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Wicket Keeping Training Drill | Cricket

Think Outside the Box and take your wicket keeping skills to the next level. Tammy Beaumont demonstrates a STUMPING AND CATCHING drill using the Crazy Catch Upstart INSANE side which creates an unpredictable rebound simulating deliveries off the pitch and balls which “nick off ” the bat or glove. This drill works on movement behind the stumps and dealing with deflections.

Download the PDF coaching resource for all the Think Outside the Box drills with Tammy Beaumont and Mark Garaway http://thinkoutsidethebox.pagedemo.co/ and check out the Crazy Catch range with its unique INSANE rebound to take your cricket skills to the next level.

Tammy’s Top Tip – “This drill is great to test out your movement as a wicket keeper. As your confidence grows you can test out how far you can cover with the angle of the Crazy Catch. Look to move fast and late. The most important thing with this drill is to get your head as
close to the ball as possible, because your hands will always follow”

 

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!

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

Check out the Crazy Catch range > https://www.lovell-rugby.co.uk/

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…

 

 

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) 

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.