Backing up in the field

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This Sportplan session aims to improve your side's fielding - getting them to meet the ball, not waiting for it to roll into their hands, and position themselves intelligently so that if a team-mate fumbles the catch they're ready to cover them!

Ideally your players should always be looking to back one another up, whether it be from a powerfully struck attacking shot or a throw back to your wicket-keeper - this sort of fielding ethos will stand your players in good stead, as they help each other out and aim to avoid gifting away easy runs to the other team.

  • What is Backing up?: As a fielder prepares to catch the ball another fielder, at a further distance, positions themselves behind them, so that if the first fielder misses the ball the damage will be minimal, with the second fielder being able to sweep up behind them.

To get your players working on their ability to read the angles of the game and anticipate the loose ball this session starts with a rolling ball warm-up, before then progressing onto a series of throwing at stumps and backing up drills.

This session is available as part of an Interactive Coaching Pack, scroll down to learn more

Fielding Sessions

Time is precious when fielding! That's why it's so important that your players are well drilled and skilled when it comes to catching, stopping and throwing the ball.

To get your players to the top of their game we've collected 7 of our favourite Fielding Sessions (plus a free bonus Fielding Fitness session) to help them to save runs in the field and improve how they perform under pressure!

Topics include: Decision Making in the Field, Wicket Keeping Basics, Saving Runs in the Field and Stump Throwing Accuracy

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Fielding Sessions - in this pack:

Backing up in the field

Don't leave it to chance - cover your team-mate's back and avoid fielding fumbles!

Bonus - Fielding Fitness Session

Fitter is better! Get your players to perform at a higher intensity for longer in this cricket related fitness session!

Bullseye Throwing - Fielding Accuracy

Bullseye fielding, accurate throwing! Make sure that when your fielders throw the ball it reaches its intended recipient!

Decision making in the field

Put a stop to dithering fielding! React quickly to other players and get all your players making the right decisions faster!

Ground Fielding Principles

Help your players avoid fielding follies with this positive fielding session, getting players to meet the ball even on the bumpiest of pitches!

Improving players' stump throwing accuracy

How accurate are your fielders? Find out with this throwing technique and accuracy session!

Saving Runs in the field

The more runs you save, the fewer you have to score! Improve your side's fielding technique and confidence!

Working your Wicket Keeper - The Wicket keeping basics

The wicket keeper is the busiest player on your fielding team - make sure they're up to the test with this keeping skills session!

Click here to get instant access to this pack for the introductory price of £9.99.

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Interactive Sessions - Easy to understand and Coach
Once purchased - the folder pack instantly appears in your online account and is ready to use:
Each Session comes with its own aims, clear coaching points and accompanying animations and illustrations to give you all you need to take sessions with your team.
Read & Watch
Read the session on screen and watch the animated drills and video techniques.
Present & Teach
Use the slideshow feature to present the drills full screen or on an interactive whiteboard.
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