Tag Archives: Reaction Training

Goalkeeper reaction training session with Real Madrid & Crazy Catch

Real Madrid is one of the world’s biggest football clubs and they along with top goalkeeping coach Luis Llopis, have been using Crazy Catch for a couple of years now. Watch this new video of a reaction session featuring Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla and Ryan Yanez Alabart.

This session uses the Crazy Catch Wildchild Double Trouble as well as a mixture of footballs and smaller tennis balls. Using smaller balls develops quicker reflexes and also aids visual performance (plus going back to using footballs then makes these balls much easier to save). The unique thing about the Crazy Catch is its INSANE rebound so the tennis ball comes off the net very erratically pushing you to the limit and making for a very intensive session. Luis also sometimes pushes the net as the ball impacts to create more pace and unpredictability for these elite keepers. Try some of these ideas in your next session …

Crazy Catch is the original and best rebound net for football (or Soccer) training … Chose from the Double Trouble range; these have large netting on one side, so it’s INSANE even with a football (grey side in image above), then small netting on the front. The Ultimate Rebound Net is available from leading football retailers including Pro Direct Soccer. 

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.

Crazy Catch for Cricket – the testimonials …

Crazy Catch is a great training tool for cricket. It enables a wide variety of drills to be performed working on various fielding skills and is suitable for beginners right up to professionals. Take a look at some of our testimonials below to learn more about the benefits of reaction training with the Ultimate Rebound Net…

‘Crazy catch is something I used for hours on end as a kid and it’s a really fun, easy way to improve your reactions and catching skills’ – Heather Knight, England Women

“The best thing for me about Crazy Catch is the fact that anyone can use it and be challenged to whatever level. It is so much fun… I have seen kids who don’t even like sport play with it all afternoon and love it. Seeing player’s skills and coordination develop as quickly as it does using the Crazy Catch is a real thrill for any coach” – Rupes Kitzinger, Activate Sport (AFCA)

‘Within a matter of days, I could see a dramatic improvement in Oliver’s catching ability, both in technique and coordination. A knock on effect of this has been much improved confidence in his catching, not to mention the fun and enjoyment from playing. Crazy Ccatch is brilliant for developing and honing catching techniques and provides hours of fun” – Peter Such – former England off spinner who recently bought a Crazy Catch for his six year old son.

“It’s versatile, robust and enables you to vary your warm up routines and fielding drills, making training more enjoyable,” – Dougie Brown, Warwickshire coach

“The Crazy Catch Freestyle is a product that once you have a go you want one and I think all coaches would agree with that. Very functional and easy to carry” – David Smith – Complete Cricket

“Crazy Catch is fantastic! There is more opportunity to catch more balls but still with that element of surprise just like in a proper game of cricket so children love it and can’t get enough!” – David Hooper, GCA

“Fielding and catching is something every cricket player must do and using Crazy Catches makes fielding sessions more fun and increases intensity. Using Crazy Catches can help young children develop a love for fielding and I would certainly recommend them”– Chris Rogers, ECB Young Coach of the Year and Crazy Catch ambassador

Crazy Catch is available from all leading cricket retailers … choose the classic range, which is available in 4 sizes, for cricket which has 2 different sides… the SANE and the INSANE!

Crazy Catch Football week …

It’s Crazy Catch Football Week and we some great new videos coming up across our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Please do follow us if you haven’t already 😉

You can also enter our competition in partnership with She Kicks magazine where you have chance to win a Sophie Bradley signed England shirt – all you need to do is follow us both and RT to enter (or enter via Facebook)

Crazy Catch are pleased to be working with many top clubs both in the UK and abroad, helping both outfield players and goalkeepers to improve their game. Take a look at some of our video’s on You Tube for a bit of inspiration!! For footballers, we recommend our Double Trouble range, which has small netting on one side for a SANE rebound and larger netting on the reverse which adds to the level of difficulty with an INSANE rebound – great for those amazing diving saves! Crazy Catch is available to buy from all leading football retailers.

Double Trouble Range

Double Trouble Range

“I love Crazy Catch because you can train by yourself and as a result you can get those extra hours of practise. It’s all really good fun and helps improve all sorts of skills, touch and most importantly being a keeper, reactions. It has become part of my daily life”  Lochie Robertson – Aged 13

Get lightning reactions with Crazy Catch

Crazy Catch is the Ultimate Rebound Net and whatever your sport, you can improve your game, whilst having great fun. For goalkeepers, Crazy Catch is a must have training aid that can really sharpen your reactions…

Lightning Reactions

Lightning Reactions

Develop your own lightning reactions by training with Crazy Catch – and see the difference in your game from reaction saves with your hands and feet to improving your handling, cross taking and distribution skills. In addition, Crazy Catch is great for developing your hand eye co-ordination which means whatever your age or ability, Crazy Catch can help keep your eye muscles sharp and allow you to make better saves. Test yourself with both the SANE and INSANE sides of these fantastic products where the rebound has to be seen to be believed plus the harder you feed the ball onto the net, the more crazy the rebound!!

Crazy Catch is the market leader in rebound nets and is used by top football clubs in the UK and around the world – now you too can benefit too from our great range of units available in different sizes to suit a range of applications from professional academies to practicing alone in the garden at home.

To see the Crazy Catch in action head over to our You Tube playlist where you can see some drill ideas and top keepers using the product – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3BD559C11D2D464E
Fun is guaranteed with Crazy Catch in stock today at leading sports retailers (Where to Buy)

Sale Sharks pre-season training with Crazy Catch

Crazy Catch were delighted to travel to Carrington training base earlier this month to work with Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side Sale Sharks as their pre-season got into full swing. This video was created in partnership with Centurion Rugby who retail the Crazy Catch and supply Sale Sharks with training equipment.

The Crazy Catch was first associated with Rugby in the lead up to the 2003 World Cup where Sir Clive Woodward used innovative training methods to turn England into World Cup winners. This included using Dr Sherylle Calder, a vision and eye specialist to improve players vision. Calder used the Crazy Catch as a tool to improve eye tracking and peripheral vision and has subsequently worked with other leading sports stars to give them an edge including Ernie Els, the 2012 British Open Winner.

Now Rugby clubs are using the Crazy Catch to improve their reactions, hand eye co-ordination and also specific rugby skills such as handling, picking up a loose ball and you can see in the video above how fun training can be with the Ultimate Rebound Net. We are now getting lots of interest from professional rugby clubs and are supporting Leicester Tigers community roadshows and have recently supplied Connacht Rugby with a number of units to support their training programme for the new season. To see the Crazy Catch range and prices at Centurion Rugby click here

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Crazy Catch drills for Netball with Manchester Thunder

This is a blog for netball coaches and clubs looking to develop their players reaction skills and hand eye co-ordination. The Ultimate Rebound Net has been proving very popular in the netball market recently with the Manchester Thunder NSL and NTL squad inventing some great fun drills with the Crazy Catch range. We ran this campaign in partnership with Netball UK and just wanted to have a place where all the drills could be found quickly and easily. These drills can all be used at your club or school and the difficultly level can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities.

Remember it is the Double Trouble range that we recommend for Netball – the Double Trouble has small netting on one side and larger netting on the other – which obviously creates a more unpredictable rebound.

Drill 1 – Warm up shooting drill

Drill 2 – Crazy Interceptions

Drill 3- Through the Court

Drill 4 – Round the world

Drill 5 – Freestyle shooting

Crazy Catches can also be used in a number of multi player games and our new handheld Freestyle is such a great fun coaching aid, and are perfect for ensuring drills run smoothly as the coach is able to control the pace and direction of the return. Try them for yourself – we guarantee you will have loads of fun!!!

These videos use the Crazy Catch Professional, Crazy Catch Wildchild Double Trouble and the NEW Crazy Catch Freestyle – check them out at http://www.netballuk.co.uk/acatalog/Crazy_Catch.html .

A new club pack has also been created with is the perfect starter pack for clubs containing 2 Professionals and 2 Freestyles. (Buy Now)