The skill stability paradigm I believe is a game changer for technical coaching in fast bowling.

 

Doing 1000’s reps like walk throughs simply don’t work, your brain gets bored of it.

 

The RAS reticular activating system simply won’t be stimulated and all the repetition you will do are worthless.

 

THE DOOR or ON BUTTON simply isn’t switched on.

 

Don’t be fooled into doing countless bodyweight reps.

 

Its normally a case of a timefiller.

 

Here are some of the exercises I use to change technique and to stabilise technique

 

Why do they work so well?

 

Firstly it’s based on sports science and motor learning.

 

As soon as you pick up a ball and bowl it you develop a MOTOR ENGRAM.

 

Nobody ever told you how to bowl that ball did they?

 

By observing someone bowl you get to picture in your brain what the action should look like INTENTION ACTION MODEL.

 

Take a look here https://www.instagram.com/p/BrLd5rAhC-G/

 

If it’s an efficient and effective technical model then great keep going.

 

However if it’s an incorrect or ineffective one you need to develop a totally different ENGRAM and plough a new snow track with your sled.

 

Bodyweight reps are too similar and the brain will not change.

 

IT HAS TO BE OVERLOADED.

 

Use the 7 ways to manipulate change

 

Only time walk throughs work is when the ENGRAM is totally different.

 

Like a bowler bowling off the wrong foot! It works then.

 

But if you want a bowler to brace the front leg for example you need to perform the SKILL STABILITY PARADIGM.

 

The success in have with FFC is testament

 

SSP requires an “S&C” mindset with max intent.

 

The bowlers train technique like they would train strength and power.

 

They can feel the movement through various overloading methods.

 

Providing KR (Knowledge of results ) using various tools like ForceDecks improve the quality and the speed of the learning process but are a “bonus extra”.

 

It’s constantly evolving as I find other methods and exercises to add, but the system will be the same

 

ISO HOLD

ISO PUSH

ISO SWITCH

ISO CATCH

ISO DYNAMIC

ISO REACT

 

Each tier builds on the previous tier. The whole programme is built on developing the 3 main kinematic attractors.

 

BFC

FFC

Delivery

 

Assess don’t guess

 

 

Steff

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