Andrew Gale Yorkshire CCC captain and director of pro coach cricket shows how to play the straight drive on the cricket coaching mat.
This is what other clubs and coaches have to say about the coaching mat
Testimonials Received since Jan 1
I love the coaching mat.
It's simply the best batting coaching aid I have ever used
Kevin Brown Gotham CC Notts
The mats are fantastic and I use them for both club indoor
and outdoor sessions and for the North Lincolnshire District U12 winter
Paul Cowling Normanby Park CC Lincs,
has been a great help. Kids love it and you can see an almost instant
Bruce Pinkerton Essex
The mat was a success and I used it all last summer in a
“batting zone” for the colts. I am also lending out to certain parents over
winter and will use with u9’s in winter nets.
Kevin Rolfe Herts
I have found it very useful for both my children (11 and 8),
and have also used it for sessions at our club with the Under 11s
The mat has been excellent and Sam has developed a very good
understanding of the principles underlying shot selection and the technique
required to control each stroke
John Whitehead Glos
We have two mats at the club and both get well used. The
kids love it and use in game situations to develop match play skills
Owen Newton Blandford CC
My son is so pleased and keeps talking about it in school
We think our two coaching mats are great and we use them all the time.
Newdigate CC Surrey
We have found them very useful, particularly during the
John Farmer Staffs
It’s being well used especially with the younger children
Dave Scott Alnwick
....In the 3 seasons I have had one of your mats I can only
say I have been delighted with it, and have drilled techniques with cricketers
from age 9 up to 49., yes It certainly does the trick.
Ashcott and Shapwick cricket club, Somerset
The coaching mat is great - and is a fantastic aid for the
Phil Frost Gilmortin CC Leics
“ We have now been using the cricket coaching mats within
our normal club colts evening, our winter indoor training & winter schools
programme for over a year & have found an instant improvement to the
development of our young players game techniques, so good we have bought some
more!!” Peter Cook, Ickenham Cricket Club
The coaching mat is an excellent product. Hats-off
to your innovation. I will definitely recommend it to other people
Manjunath Udupa India
Ian Douglas Youth coach [level
II] Huish and Langport C.C. Somerset writes
I first got the cricket coaching mats from you the club had one U13's team and I was planning to
start an U11 and U14's team during that season. I felt that the coaching mats
would be of particular benefit to the then new U11's and so it proved.
This season, I will be running two brand new squads of U11's, two U13's teams,
U14's, U15's, a girls U15's team and a new U16's side. The mats will be busy!
I found the mats to be particularly
useful with the younger age group and with the girls. It is far more useful
to have a youngster use a mat where he/she can groove a skill rather than throw downs in a net.
Traditional net practice is useless unless the bowlers are skilled and
disciplined enough to put the ball consistently in the right areas and until
batters have the shot skills and the instincts to play them. Your coaching mats
provide a perfect calm environment to
teach the skill but retain the satisfaction for the kids of successfully
being able to hit a ball into a target area. I have also used them with some adults to groove technical shot
improvements and they work just as well!
Your mats are one of the cornerstones
around which I build many of my coaching sessions.“