Cricket at home – Coaches Challenge 6

Cricket at home – Coaches Challenge 6

Hi all,

I hope that everyone is continuing to enjoy the daily challenges being set by the coaches. The Coaches Challenge for Monday is as follows :-

Challenge 6 – Batting Ten-Pin Bowling

Equipment 1 tennis/soft ball ( you can use more if you have them ), bat, and a toilet roll holder and 10 targets / pins ( anything that can be knocked over by the ball like plastic bottles / cans / tins ). Please don’t use anything that can break !

Activity (click here for the demo):

i ) This challenge tests hitting the ball straight and on the ground like a front foot drive. The aim to to knock over targets ( pins ) with the ball in as fewer shots as possible. You can either hit the ball off the ground or use a toilet roll holder as a tee. The targets need to be set out about 3 meters away like the pins in ten pin bowling i.e 1 on row one, then 2, then 3 and finally 4 on the back row.
ii) The challenge is simply to knock down all the targets in the least amount of shots.

You can have as many goes as you like at the challenge

Coaches Tips:

a) Think about the front foot drive you practiced during the winter training by hitting the ball off the tee and aiming for the cones. This is exactly the same, backswing the bat and step forward ( front shoulder dips ) try and get your foot as close to the ball with your toes pointing towards the target, keeping your eye on the ball throughout. Front knee bend and a comfortable stride making a solid base. Downswing the bat with the bat accelerates to contact and the bat swings through the line to completion, balance maintained throughout.
b) Make slight adjustments with your aim depending on which targets are left standing
c) This challenge can be very difficult when there is only one target left to aim out !

Please email me by 7pm on Monday with the following: –

a) Child’s name,
b) Lowest number of shots taken to knock down all 10 pins or
c) if you are struggling to knock down all the pins then count how many pins are knocked down after 20 shots

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Many thanks and stay safe.

Carl & the coaching team


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