What Daryll Cullinan, Neil Mackenzie & Paddy Upton taught me about pre-school cricket coaching
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What Daryll Cullinan, Neil Mackenzie & Paddy Upton taught me about pre-school cricket coaching

With Daryll – Precision and attention to detail.  While working at the Daryll Cullinan center for 3.5 years I grew tremendously in my knowledge of coaching, technical base, philosophical approach at getting the best out of athletes and then putting all of that together to produce amazing cricketers. Daryll was such a flary batsman, and…

The 7 skills cricket develops for preschoolers
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The 7 skills cricket develops for preschoolers

Let’s not waste time, so let’s dive straight in: 1 – Gross & Fine Motor development It is no secret that more and more children are lacking in muscle tone, spacial awareness and coordination. there are some factors giving rise to this such as additional screen time, both parents working, small living spaces and safety….

Your Essential guide when buying cricket equipment for your pre-schooler
Equipment

Your Essential guide when buying cricket equipment for your pre-schooler

I have been coaching ages 3 – 8 for almost a decade and a half now and wanted to share this essential guide with all parents that have talented budding little cricket players at home (whether they are good at it or not). How our pre-schooler is introduced to the sport makes a very big…

The Power of Role Models
Education

The Power of Role Models

Pre-schoolers have their whole life ahead of them, their dreams are all achievable and unfiltered. Where do these dreams come from? Their belief comes from seemingly tangible experience that haven’t been corrupted by negative life experience. Has your child ever come home and told you indefinitely what they will be when they are all grown…

Basic over technical
Coaching

Basic over technical

Many parents that are interested in Cricket are often the parents that played it at school, and I have found that the parents that are more involved in their child’s cricket, are often the parents that played at a high level – first class cricket, or played for their province in their school years. And…

Fun is First
Development | Education

Fun is First

I have coached for many years, and I have coached many ages groups. Children as young as two and a half, and the biggest most important function when coaching this age is to keep it fun. Now fun takes many forms, and the goal is to define it through your child’s eyes. Fun for some…