Today’s discussion - Wise old Adage - State of the Game - Why Cricket? - The Chappell Way - The Principles - Training the Principles
“Any life can be damaged by the wrong words from the right person’s lips. Conversely, any life can be healed by the right words from the right person’s lips. Each of our lives has been touched by the presence of one individual who made a tremendous difference. That individual may have trusted in you when others doubted, backed you when others backed away, saw deeper into your soul than you ever imagined possible. That person provided a kind word at a critical moment, an encouraging smile, or an arm around the shoulder.” The real crux of coaching
Dominated by Australia at International level with a serious threat to the games future from a number of external factors.
The three influencial characters in the creation of “The Chappell Way”. Albert Einstein and his theory of Relativity, Isaac Newton and his laws of Motion and Nicholas Negroponte and his unstructured approach to learning.
Albert Einstein proposed that time was relative to the situation. The same applies in cricket. But Einstein’s theory can’t be achieved without observing Newton’s laws.
Isaac Newton’s first law focussed on Inertia. It states that for an object to move it must be acted on by a force. The forces acting on the body are gravity and the ground reaction forces. Setting up positions that allow us to optimise these is critical.
Isaac Newtons second law was focussed on Force. It states that Force =mass x acceleration. Given our mass is stable we need to generate acceleration, to do this we coil the body like a spring.
Isaac Newton’s third law states that for every action there will be an equal and opposite reaction. In cricket we set up the levers to shift the bodies mass to allow this to happen
Nicholas Negroponte, founder of MIT Information Labs and Futurist, wrote a wonderful article in the early 1970’s on the state of education in Japan compared to United States. He titled the article “Learning by Doing: Don’t dissect the frog, build it”.
Learning is far more efficient when the person or frog is encouraged to develop solutions to problems.
- Many hours of unstructured play - Supportive environment - Competed in many sports and activities - Minimal formal competitive pressures
Different stages of development require different approaches.
Not only is the motor skills maturing, but also the persons emotional, strength, speed and endurance capacities.
Therefore it’s important to provide a wide range of situational learning’s and encourage players to develop solutions for many problems.
The level of competition and training will depend on the ability of the athlete to develop satisfactory solutions. Once achieved move on….
Bowling Machines and drills such as the Invers Routines are a small part of the whole. Remember if your going to dissect you need to be able to put it back together again.