My Dutch experience in 2011

I hopped off the plane in Wellington, New Zealand in September 2011 feeling relieved to be home. After being away for six months living and coaching cricket in Holland it was a good feeling to get back to the wind, rain, hills and Kiwi culture. I had been...

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Time to make some sacrifices – Overseas leap

In 2011 I had just finished up the season coaching the Karori Cricket Club in Wellington. While reflecting on the last two seasons with the club the team had been very successful and I felt I was at a crossroads in terms of what to do next as a coach. Is...

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Giving feedback

Today I assisted a colleague facilitate a cricket coaching module for up and coming coaches. On my drive home, it really got me thinking about the subject of feedback. Lots of things went through my mind that gave me a good chance to think about my...

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My theme going from teenagers to adults

It's 2009 and I have developed a lot as a coach after having had three years’ experience of coaching the Wellington U19 team to go along with the three years of coaching the Wellington U15 and U17 teams. My question at this point, what is next? I knew that...

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Failure made me take a good hard look at myself

In 2006 I was appointed coach of the Wellington U19 team. I was over the moon to be appointed because I was into my fourth year as a coach and I was working hard to build my profile. I felt my appointment was a show of faith that I was on the right track...

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