Marty Kain

Top Tips on achieving success as a player:

  1. Stay calm
  2. Keep things simple ie as a batter don’t start your innings with big drives
  3. Trust your instincts and yourself to find the right way for you to be successful
  4. Love the game and be hungry to learn

Top lessons as a coach

  1. Always learn
  2. Be passionate about helping others develop
  3. Really try to understand the person and the player
  4. Value the importance of unlocking the mind as much as technique

Mike Rotheram

How best to approach the game as a player:


  1. Cricket requires an ability and a mindset in players to constantly make decisions on the field of play and solve problems
  2. Better players adapt to challenging situations and pressure
  3. Remember the reasons for practising the game and make sure you don’t very off from these: 1) to develop skills, 2) to improve performance and/or mindset, 3)Enjoyment and feel good factor

    Rob Jones

    4 Most valuable Lessons learned about himself as a player:


    1. Re-discover his own way of scoring runs and remaining true to that
    2. The minimum to expect of yourself is to work hard at getting better each day
    3. Never give up or give in
    4. It is very important to have strong family support around you for good times and bad.


      Rupes Kitzinger

      What is coaching all about? What is its purpose?

      1. Coaching is not a one size fits all/fixed way of working
      2. You have to genuinely have a passion for helping others develop to be a successful coach
      3. You must have an inquisitive mind and an interest in others
      4. You should be happy to share knowledge and insights with others as coaching itself is a continuous learning journey
      5. The higher the level of player you coach the more you have to adapt your style to the management of that individual


          Russell Perry

          Three things he has taken from a 25 year career in coaching cricket:


          1. Develop and design individual plans for players rather than expect players to fit in with your model or framework of coaching
          2. Be mindful of the expectations of parents and how to manage these
          3. Have self belief and be resilient as you won’t always get it right

              Mark Boyns

              Things to understand re mental health

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                  Shakil Manir

                  Personal values

                  1. Have a passion for maximising potential
                  2. Create an environment where everyone is welcome
                  3. Be prepared to deal with difficult situations ie parents and opposition coaches

                        Trent Woodhill

                        Philosophies about cricket

                        1. Cricket is a sufferance (ie there are plenty of times when things don’t go your way and it hurts) and players are in it together. Therefore on and off field comradery and support of one another are so important.
                        2. Club cricket is such an important part of the local communities
                        3. Cricket can represent many aspects of life in general and provides a great adventure for lots who take part in it
                        4. Cricket is a sport that can forge lifeline friendships

                        Views about coaching

                        1. Listen first
                        2. Be inquisitive and interested
                        3. Show empathy and understanding
                        4. Be player-led
                        5. Help players as individuals deal with challenges personal to them on and off the field
                        6. Coaches can only help in very small ways when they get it right but can hurt in very big ways when they get it wrong
                        7. It is important to let players fail
                        8. At the top level it is essential to help understand how a player reacts under extreme pressure. Therefore devising a way to practise this as much as possible will help the player better deal with the pressure situations when in a game

                        Gary Kirsten and Stephen Cook

                        Views on Captaincy in Cricket

                        1. Positive energy is a must
                        2. Keeping your emotions at bay and having a calm head under pressure is key
                        3. Trust your instincts in the moment
                        4. Have a plan and a process you believe in
                        5. Be tactically aware to affect moments of the game in all formats
                        6. Understand your players on and off the field
                        7. Co-create a culture of what style of cricket you want to be known for playing
                        8. Co-create a team culture of what it means to represent you and that side


                        Views on coaching

                        1. Set the right environment for players to thrive and develop and succeed
                        2. Create the right culture
                        3. Design a process/framework for players and staff to buy into and follow
                        4. Always be open to learning and developing yourself as a coach


                        Aaron Finch

                        Post match interview comments after first T20 v England Sept 2020


                        1. We had a game plan that everyone bought into as a batting group
                        2. We started really well in our execution of that game plan but lost our way by not quite getting the levels of execution right.
                        3. Our game plan was the right one, we were just slightly off with our execution and that can be the difference between winning and not winning in this format
                        4. We have to keep believing in the process and the game plans and in doing so our execution will get better.


                        CC365 observations of Matthew Stoinis on listening to Finch’s comments


                        Trusting the process and buying into the culture and environment


                        1. Stoinis’ Body language and facial expression stayed the same throughout his stay at the crease and even after the last ball was bowled: he appeared calm and composed and focused.
                        2. He played and missed three balls which if he had hit reasonably well would probably have been boundaries but he did not allow this failure in execution affect the way he set up for the next ball.
                        3. He appeared to behave the same way after the final ball was bowled despite the frustration he must have been feeling inside.