Tag Archives: Coach education

Sock tans and croaky voices

By Ryan Cook Having recently concluded a High Performance Camp in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, as part of a launch event for the partnership of Gary Kirsten Cricket with Starfield Sports, an academy involved in various sports with cricket as its flagship, I was amazed by the unbridled passion and love for the game which I […]

Rotating the Strike

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These three words are very easy for the coach to roll off the tongue but often very difficult for players to execute, especially in difficult batting conditions. The nuances of being able to perform this skill effectively needs to be understood for coaches of all levels. The ability to be able to keep the scoreboard […]

The Wagging Tail

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Ben Foakes, on debut, batting at number 7 for England against Sri Lanka raises his bat for his Maiden Test match century. What makes this even more remarkable is the fact he walked in at 103 for 5. 202 balls later he is dismissed as last man out for a “match winning” 107, the score, […]

The Coaching “How”

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GKC recently hosted another CoachEd Workshop in Cape Town in August 2018. In this productive workshop coaches got the opportunity to upskill themselves in theory and practical sessions which facilitated growth and learning for each coach. It was during a specialist session with performance psychologist Tom Dawson Squibb that coaches were exposed to the “how […]

GKC hub at Kenridge Primary School

Kenridge Primary School

Gary Kirsten Cricket is quickly expanding its network across the Western Cape and is proud to announce a new base at the Kenridge Primary School. It follows an exciting launch at the school recently which saw 65 youngsters between the ages of 8-13 receive free coaching and mentoring. Gary and Peter Kirsten were among the […]