Category Archives: Women’s Sport

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.

2 Ball Drill | Maddie Hinch competition entries…

Maddie Hinch and Crazy Catch have teamed up for England Hockey’s Goalkeeping week to launch a new competition to win a Crazy Catch Wildchild and one of Maddie’s Ritual sticks! All you need to do is post your own 2 ball drill – something like this…

To enter you just need to post your video clip on social and tag @MaddieHinch and @CrazyCatchUK … We will post all the entries received on this blog post so you can get even more ideas for your next goalkeeping session or appreciate some of the top saves! #GKLOVE Please note the deadline for entries is Tuesday 28th February. Good Luck

#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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Hinch and Harte | The Crazy Catch hockey training drills for goalkeepers

Welcome to our “Hinch and Harte” training drills blog … the easy way to access all 4 episodes in this series of hockey goalkeeping videos from Crazy Catch, the Ultimate Rebound Net. Watch Maddie Hinch and FIH World Goalkeeper of the Year David Harte, demonstrate 4 fun yet simple drills you can do in your next training sessions working on Deflections and Reactions, Ball Contact and Decision Making, Hand Saves and clearing with some top tips and advice too.

Crazy Catch is a superb training aid for hockey players – both outfield players and goalkeepers. The ball rebounds unpredictably off the net which tests all elements of your game including hidden benefits such as vision performance. Many top international teams use Crazy Catch in their training programmes – it’s a great way to add variety and challenge to any drill and push your skills to new levels. Crazy Catch is available in 4 sized nets from leading hockey retailers … every club needs one!

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Maddie Hinch is the GB hero as hockey hits the headlines

8 wins out of 8 saw GB women’s scoop an incredible first Olympic hockey gold medal with Crazy Catch ambassador Maddie Hinch putting in a man of the match performance saving a penalty flick in the game and 5 shuffles in the shootout. Cue a twitter explosion and out pouring of superlatives from the great british public, who had been swept up by the passion and belief showed by all the squad, let superbly by retiring captain Kate Richardson-Walsh, who was subsequently chosen as team GB’s flag bearer in the closing ceremony.

With Maddie and her team mates making both the front and back pages and being chosen by the likes of Sir Steve Redgrave as their Rio 2016 highlight, the girls have certainly achieved their objectives of “Being the difference, Creating history and Inspiring the future” as well as sending the profile of the sport to the next level.

Crazy Catch first met Maddie back at Bisham Abbey in 2011 when the Ultimate Rebound Net was used for vision training and by legendary goalkeeper coach John Hurst for reaction training.

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Maddie vision training at Bisham in May 2011

Then in 2013 we filmed our first video “Not Giving In” before Maddie joined as an official ambassador earlier this year and we created some awesome new content in Holland, alongside FIH goalkeeper of the year David Harte. You can watch all these videos plus some great content with Self Pass on our hockey playlist …

Next up, Maddie will be moving to Holland to play for dutch club Stichtse (SCHC). Stay tuned for more training footage with Crazy Catch, the Ultimate Rebound Net for hockey and a great way to take your game to the next level, whatever your sport. If you have any messages of congratulations for Maddie or the GB hockey team, just comment below …

PLUS Enter our competition to be in with a chance of WINNING a Crazy Catch for your club http://traininsane.pagedemo.co/ 

Train INSANE or remain the same | Maddie Hinch & David Harte on the Road To Rio!

Crazy Catch are delighted to announce that two of the world’s top hockey goalkeepers Maddie Hinch (GB and England) and David Harte (Ireland) have joined the brand as official ambassadors. Both Maddie and David have used the Crazy Catch throughout their careers and now they are both heading to their first Olympic games starting on the 5th August in Rio! WATCH this brand new video in the Train INSANE series showing how Crazy Catch helps them both to take their skills to the next level …

Keep following Crazy Catch UK for an exclusive interview with both Maddie and David, as we delve inside the heads of the worlds best and learn what has taken them to the top of their sport and their mindset heading into the Olympic Games, hockey’s pinnacle. After Rio, Maddie will be joining David out in Holland where she will spend a season at Stichtsche HC meanwhile David will be looking to follow up a tremendous season for both club and country which saw him become an EHL winner and named as FIH Goalkeeper of the Year!

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Crazy Catch is no ordinary rebound net… It has two different sides. A SANE side for a consistent feed and an INSANE side which really tests your reactions, speed, hand-eye co-ordination and vision. The Classic range for hockey is available in 4 sizes including a handheld Freestyle model and the pace on the rebound needs to be seen to be believed. It’s not just goalkeepers who can have fun with Crazy Catch however – Outfield players too are increasingly using the product to work on their first touch, 3D skills, finishing and much more and for coaches the product creates a new challenge and progression for any drill and is portable and most of all lots of fun to use. WATCH some seriously cool obstacle course circuits from some top international teams AND some amazing skills from the guys at Self Pass and then get on the turf yourself and show us what you can do! Train INSANE or remain the same.

Maddie Hinch : Selected in the GB Hockey squad for Rio!

Congratulations to our new Crazy Catch ambassador Maddie Hinch who has been selected in the GB Hockey squad for Rio this summer. Maddie is one of 16 players who will make the trip to Brazil along with 3 reserves. This is a first Olympic games for Maddie and our new video shows some of the training that she has been putting in with Crazy Catch to help take her game to the next level.

Train INSANE or remain the same is all about pushing yourself in training so that in the biggest games, against the best opponents, you are at your best and can make those match winning saves. Maddie is one of the world’s top goalkeepers and is a current European gold medallist … she and the rest of the team are sure to leave no stone un-turned in their preparation for the tournament this summer. The women’s competition is sure to be fascinating with a number of nations on their day, able to win gold. GB find themselves in pool B alongside India, Japan, USA, Australia and Argentina, who were crowned Champions Trophy winners at Lee Valley last weekend.

Keep following Crazy Catch over the summer for lots of new video content with Maddie and we wish her lots of luck for the summer … be sure to tune in and give the girls all your support.