This week's session focuses on your players spin bowling, getting them to turn the ball effectively, improving the overall flight and length of their bowling.
All young spinners should be taught to hit a good line and length first, and then encouraged to spin the ball as much as possible. Deceive the batter into playing the wrong shot, and get your opponent out!
To give your players an idea of what sort of line they should be bowling, we set up mini-gates for your players to bowl through - aiming to put enough spin to get the ball to deviate back towards the wicket.
Keep the Batsman Guessing
It's also important for your bowlers to not become predictable and a spinners ultimate aim is to deceive the batter with variations in speed, flight and spin off the pitch.
As your players progress they will learn to do this by putting as much spin on the ball as possible, making the ball drift and loop so when it lands it deviates and bounces, making it difficult for the opposition's batsman to hit.
The wicket keeper is always in the game - make sure they're up to the test with this keeping skills session!
Improve your side's fielding technique and confidence with this session to build pressure on batsmen, forcing them to make mistakes and save runs so you have to score less.
Create a resolution to develop your coaching confidence by seizing the opportunity to discover new drills, turn ideas into action and seek advice from the coaching community.
Don't find yourself having to regain fitness when you get back to sport after the Christmas break. Keep on top of your exercise plans now and give yourself a head start next year!
Losing is inevitable and it's how we deal with it that will help us to grow as coaches and improve our team's performance.