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i need help on a practice session for 7 year olds.i?

i need help on a practice session for 7 year olds.i need to keep them interested yat teach them basics.any sugestions?

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whats the top 3 warm ups for cricket

whats the top 3 warm ups for cricket

andy brooker Coach, England

I don't play cricket very often.. generally only during?

I don't play cricket very often.. generally only during summer for 3-4 months. That's the only time I can practice as it's cold for 6-7 months in midwest US. <br /><br />How can I avoid swollen fingers while catching? How to get myself confident of catching and not be afraid of hurting?

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fielding or catching a ball

do i have to keep my hands soft while i catch a ball

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Ideas for Game Scenarios

I ran a coaching session on Sunday where I took along a number of handwritten cards, from which the kids (U11s) could randomly choose "Super Over", "Bowl Off" or "Game Scenario". If they chose the latter, I had another set of cards they could choose from "Wicket Target", "Run Target", "Run Target - but boundaries don't count".Finally, they then draw from some more cards - runs (20-30), max wickets (1-3), overs (3-5).Each game scenario lasted around 10-20 mins, so in our session, we had time for about 4 or 5 scenarios. They appeared to enjoy it, but most of them said they wanted to bowl/bat individually for longer! Kids, eh?The idea behind these if to get them thinking about batting intelligently - rotating the strike, keeping the score ticking over, managing achievable run rates, etc. It's also a chance to give some of them some experience at captaining and having to make key decisions (bowling and batting order, how to place a field for different scenarios).Any ideas for variations I could try would be welcome. My session lasts for 2 hours including warm ups and any specific exercises I want to do beforehand.

Matt OToole Coach, England

How to find drills, quick save and print

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Catching of under 10 boys

hi how to train a u10 boy to take reflex catches

syed zabiulla Coach, India

Has anyone else heard of this?

I came across this idea when I was involved in a training session last year. the idea is to find out if you are more balanced breathing in and holding your breath or emptying your lungs before you attempt to take a catch. the way they did this was to pair off and player one breaths in and holds his breath and player two gently pushes player one to see how balanced he is, then player one empties his/her lungs and player two pushes them gently again and then they see where player one has the most effective balance, then they do the same with player two. Has anyone else come across this? I'm just wondering? After doing this there did seem to be an increase in successful catches.

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Cricket for 2 to 7 year olds

Hi, I have two boys aged 3 and 5 who are mad about cricket - do you have any fun games/lesson plans I can play with them and their friends? Thanks

james Coach, England

Attack or Defend Batting Game

Hi - I need to create a session plan (20 minutes) for an Attack or Defend Batting Game, where the child needs to make the decision depending on the delivery whether to attack or defend the ball. Approximately 8-10 children aged 10 and 11 - any suggestions much appreciated. Thanks. Anil

Anil Noorani Coach, England

Lesson plan for 5 year olds

Hi, can anyone help me with a basic plan for a first session with 5 to 7 year olds in throwing and catching?

james Coach, England

My team keeps dropping catches

hey guys i need your help.my team keeps making silly mistakes in the field, dropping catches and miss fielding can you guys help???

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Indoor Fielding Drills

Hi...just looking for suggestions as to which would be good indoor fielding drills to mix up indoor net sessions. We'll probably have half a sports hall with max 20 players - mixed abilities. Cheers

Simon Lee Coach, England

Coaches Training Guide

I need some help putting together a coaches training guide for my teamincluding a intro, warming up exercises, training drills and cooling down

marlena sch Coach, Australia

Stay at Home Skills Series

Master skills at home with this series of skills

Matt Morrison Coach, England

getting more revs with off spin

My 14 year old is not able to get enough flight dip and revs with his off spinners. his stock ball is flat and fast through the air.. the various pitch lengths for junior and senior cricket he plays does not help.. any tips or drills to develop the flighted stock ball hitting the good length would be most helpful . thanks for the help

Sid Coach, England
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