Cricket Tips: Goal Setting for a Successful Cricket Season

Written by Ian Canaway

One ofrepparttar essential cricket tips I ever learned was that of goal setting. The ability to set goals and effectively motivate yourself to achieve them are two essential cricket tips and skills that will help you achieve success in any cricket season or sport.

Starting a cricket season without goals could be compared to batting blindfolded inrepparttar 150807 dark. What would be your chance of hittingrepparttar 150808 ball? It is essential to set goals atrepparttar 150809 start ofrepparttar 150810 season to aim for: How many runs, wickets or catches will you takes? Giving yourself a target to aim for will help focus your mind and mentally prepare you for setting plans to achieve them.

If when you start your cricket season, you have no goals and aim at nothing; is it not unlikely that you will hit nothing and achieve nothing? If you haven’t set goals, start now and set yourselfrepparttar 150811 goal to score 250 runs or take 60 wickets byrepparttar 150812 end ofrepparttar 150813 season, then plan how you will do it.

To set effective goals there are a few things you need to know about yourself which will affect how you set your goals. You are affected by,repparttar 150814 environment in which you live, your experience and knowledge, your attitude and dreams and visions forrepparttar 150815 future.

When you set your goals you need to decide what you want and when you want to achieve each goal. You should spend time writing down your goals and display them in a prominent position where you will see them daily to remind yourself to stay motivated and focused. Cross off your goals once they’ve been achieved, add new ones to ensure when you reach your goals, you can further them and take your cricket torepparttar 150816 next level.

“Don’t set your Goals to low. If you don’t need much, you won’t become much”. - - Jim Rohn - -

Tips for Buying a New Cricket Bat

Written by Ian Canaway

When it comes to buying a new cricket bat there are a number of factors that you need to address before making your final decision to purchase a new cricket bat, such as:

- The brand, - The size, - The model, - The weight,

…these are just a few factors to consider.

This article will look briefly at a few tips to follow when it comes to replacing your old favourite bat with a new cricket bat.

Choosing a cricket bat based on its brand really comes down to personally preference, as realistically there is not much major difference between brands. They all have cricket bats with similar attributes and features; it isrepparttar variation between models that I would pay closer attention too, notrepparttar 150806 brand name. However it is worth mentioning that some ofrepparttar 150807 new Kookaburra cricket bat models are almost unique, as some are now reinforced with a new graphite matrix, giving “maximum power transfer and increased strength”.

When buying a new cricket bat, carefully selectrepparttar 150808 model of cricket bat that most suitably fits your style of play. As some bats are designed specifically certain styles in mind, for examplerepparttar 150809 Kookaburra Big Kahuna, is designed for strong, ‘big hitters’. Whereasrepparttar 150810 Kookaburra Kahuna Ricky Ponting cricket bat is an excellent choice for a stroke player who likes to hit boundaries.

It is very important when buying a new cricket bat to chooserepparttar 150811 correct size bat. As a bat that is too large or too small will only hinder your playing ability. I’ve foundrepparttar 150812 best way to determine if a bat is ofrepparttar 150813 right size, is to stand in your batting stance and restrepparttar 150814 toe ofrepparttar 150815 bat againstrepparttar 150816 outside of your back foot, leanrepparttar 150817 cricket bat so thatrepparttar 150818 top ofrepparttar 150819 handle rests next torepparttar 150820 inside groin of your front leg. Ifrepparttar 150821 bat is ofrepparttar 150822 right size it should rest comfortably next to your box onrepparttar 150823 inside groin of your front leg.

The weight of a cricket bat is probably most important and you should choose a lighter bat where possible. A lot of players makerepparttar 150824 mistake of buying a bat which is too heavy and their performance suffers as a result, this is especially applicable to younger players who are often lulled into buying bats which are either to heavy or too big. As an adult I tend to choose a weight of around 2’ 8 – 2’ 10 oz, in a short handle (SH).

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