High Impact Technical Coaching. Gary Palmer’s Approach. Sir Viv Richards bats using the same techniques that I have identified as best practice. I believe these basic techniques can be taught to all batters with positive results.
Gary Palmer’s Approach.
Sir Viv Richards bats using the same techniques that I have identified as best practice. I believe these basic techniques can be taught to all batters with positive results.
These techniques make batting easier and is a more natural way to bat.
Viv used to play across the line and around his front pad but he did this by choice not by accident.
Viv’s basic’s Alignment- Balance- Completion were perfect and when he wanted to he could play straight better than anybody because he had a sound foundation to his technique.
Viv’s more open batting technique didn’t limit him in any way being more side on would have done.
What is the aim of a specialist batting session?
To improve a batter’s skill level:
( Different Lengths & Lines - Angles – Swing/Spin types – Run Chase targets).
Identify Fault- Explain Restrictions – Show Correction – Explain Benefits
The player has improved – goal achieved.
Batting has become easier.
How do we measure the improvement.
( The 4 Angles System is the ultimate way to challenge the A,B,C’S of batting technique)
I believe my job as a coach is to enable every batter I work with be able to play My 4 Angles consistently well with good technique.
Coaches with the correct technical information, drills and the 4 Angles system should be able to do this.
Now you have the technique, you need to make it a skill that you can consistently reproduce under pressure.
To do achieve the above you must over exaggerate the completion of shot and hold the shape for a few seconds.
ALIGNMENT - ( Horizontal Lines )
Aligning the bat path and body to target area, using straight line
Tram lines to vertically measure balance
i.e. Alignment of Head , Hands & Feet
( Vertical Lines)
COMPLETION OF SHOT.
Diamond shape made by arms, from backswing to full completion of shot. ( Diamond = area with in arms)
Completion – Diamond Shape
Aim - To prove that being more open is more effective!