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!!
As part of our “Catches Win Matches” campaign with James Taylor, we are releasing a new fielding drill incorporating Crazy Catch for each of the 4 Pakistan test matches. They will be added to the blog as they are released…
Why not try them in your next cricket club training session or in the garden with your friends. Use the SANE side to get the hang of things, then test your reactions to the max by flipping over to the INSANE side…
With the #Ashes2015 starting today in Cardiff and continuing a great summer of sport, its time for Crazy Catch to launch its Ultimate Fielding Test. We pit England’s Nick Compton against Aussie batsman Joe Burns in a series of fielding challenges to see which country will come out on top!
Our first test is the Crazy Catch one minute challenge – a test of speed and reactions using the unpredictable INSANE side of the Ultimate Rebound Net. Joe and Nick line up at a distance of 2 metres and compete to see who can take the most catches in a minute and thus an early lead in our fielding battle. Watch the video to see how unpredictable the netting is and then have a go yourself to see if you can beat the Joe or Nick’s score!
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The Crazy Catch Classic range for Cricket is available from all leading cricket retailers … they are great coaching aids for clubs and schools and also perfect to improve your skills at home in your garden so that maybe one day, you could be taking an Ashes winning catch!
Chris has completed his Level 3 coaching qualification and is currently head coach for Shropshire U14s, academy coach at Ellesmere college as well as being involved at a number of clubs working with seniors and juniors. Crazy Catch have donated Chris with a range of Crazy Catches to enable him to develop as a coach and create exciting new fielding drills to enable catching skills to be improved.
Jonathan Trott congratulates Chris Rogers on his award
Speaking about the agreement, Brand Development manager Kate Costin commented ” Crazy Catch are delighted to be working with such a great young coach like Chris to support his development in the sport. Chris is a big fan of the product and we are excited about working with him over the coming months to create a range of new drills that all coaches will be able to use to improve the catching skills of their players from grass roots right up to international level”.
Chris said in addition “For Crazy Catch to recognise my achievements over the last 12 months is brilliant, I believe I share in the passion for the game that Crazy Catch has. Fielding and catching is something every cricket player must do and using Crazy Catches makes fielding sessions more fun and increases intensity. Using a crazy catches over the last couple of years have proven extremely popular with the children and adults in my sessions, I am looking forward to using the new products in my sessions and producing games for coaches of all abilities to use. The new handheld Freestyle is a must for every coach, it shows the crazy catch are constantly pushing to produce the best products to improve players catching skills”.