Mark Wallace and Mark OLeary Headline latest Coaches Chat hear the recording now
A Zoom meeting full of coaches up and down Wales were
engaged in an absorbing session on Thursday 17 June listening to two leading
exponents of the game. Glamorgan’s director of Cricket’ Mark Wallace and Mark
O’Leary from the Western Storm and Cardiff MCCU both fielded a wide range of
The subjects covered came from questions of those who tuned
in. Discussions ranged from how the pair look at mistakes and use them as
learning opportunities, with constant reflection on improvement as to how they
both impart coaching knowledge.
Have a listen to Mark Wallace’s coaching philosophy about
getting to know your players, knowing the game; and knowing
yourself as a coach.
Western Storm's Trevor Griffin popped in as well and added his
thoughts on his experience of coaching women’s cricket especially around the
subject of being self-confident and ‘pumping up the tyres’.
Both coaches looked at modern trends and where the game is
going urging coaches to ‘stay current and relate to current role models’
They were quizzed on of the biggest challenges of coaching
younger players and also how players are now very skilled from their absorption
of top players on the TV.
There are some top tips here about questioning players, not
criticising and the benefits of offering scenarios to make the players think
Inevitably we heard about wicket keeping and leg spin and
how both could become even more important in the game.
So if you want to know what good, successful coaching looks
like, if you want to know the really crucial advice from these top coaches
then check this film out here….