TESTIMONIALS

Alex had a great day at cricket today.  Came in at first drop after the opener (our best batsman) was bowled on the first delivery of the day.  Alex batted for 20 overs and was forced to retire on 40. He didn't look like getting out and it was his highest score ever by far. Lots of fist pumps as he walked off.

Thank again for everything you and your coaches have done in such a short amount of time.  There is no better feeling than watching your son play sport with confidence and enjoyment.

Hi Geoff,

Thanks so much for helping Alex.  He loved the session with you on Friday and was keen to put into practice what you showed him.

He played today, so I thought I’d let you know how he went.  First innings he kept wickets so didn’t get a bowl, but did a great job. The oval was in poor condition (long grass) with poor value for shots. Opposition scored 66 off their 25 overs.

When it came time to bat, he looked really good.  A parent who knows his cricket noticed his new more upright batting stance and commented how good he looked.

He batted for 8 overs, worked really well with his partner and didn’t look
like he was going to get out.

He eventually got out hit wicket for 6, trying to swat one away down leg side.
It was a 22 run partnership in 8 overs, coming in at 4 for 37. It was really
awkward delivery.  The young girl was bowling her deliveries way above the eye
line.  They were landing on a length but bouncing above the shoulder.  All the
boys were having difficulty with deciding what shot to play.

He was disappointed because he said you mentioned to him to control his bat on
those shots.  It is a mode of dismissal he has been out to a few times over
the past couple of seasons. So perhaps something to work on at the next
session.  But I was so happy that he had listened, absorbed and gained so much
in a short time with you.  A real credit to your ability as a coach.

I should also mention that we engaged you after Alex said 2 weeks ago that he
wanted to give cricket away.  He was low on confidence and not enjoying it.

We didn’t want him to make that decision before experiencing some good
coaching.

A session with Reagan and you has completely turned everything around.  He
said to me today that he no longer wants to give it away and can’t wait for Friday training.

I can’t wait to see how he progresses from here.

Thanks again,

Phil

Dear Geoff and coaches
I would like to say a huge Thank you to every-one involved in this July holiday cricket camp.
My son Joshua absolutely LOVED it and burst into the door each day to tell us what he had done or learnt that day.
Thank you once again for all your time and effort and for the comprehensive and useful assessment report.
Kind Regards,
Lauren

I just would like to thank you and the excellent work that your coaching staff did over the last cricket clinic. My Son Colorado has taken all the information he learnt and applied it to his first bat in the U12’s for his team Nerang “The Bushmens” with a 50 not out.

I know this is the 1st bat of the season and a long way to go however he said that the clinic helped him in focusing, letting balls go and waiting for the ball.

Here is what his coach said “it was a very mature knock. He came in during the first over, when we lost one of our openers, and batted through to about the 43rd over when we had to retire him at 50. He was the anchor for the batting innings.”

Hi Geoff,
I would like to say a big thank you for your two wonderful coaches for Oscar's party yesterday. The weather was cold, windy with rain in between, but the two coaches were warm and enthusiastic, the boys were very much engaged and had a fabulous time, especially Oscar. Thank you very much.
All the best Lin

I just wanted to say thanks for a great party today. Cameron and Callum were both amazing with the kids. They were organized, encouraging and lots of fun. The kids all had a fabulous time, especially Isabella.

It's been fantastic being coached by you and your team.

"Geoff and his team coach brilliantly, teaching the basic and more advanced
skills with much enthusiasm and fun. Thanks to them, my son has progressed
from being an enthusiastic scatter-gun to being an accurate bowling whiz. We
can't recommend them highly enough to parents and players."

Thanks again and all the best
Howard

"Thankyou for being such a great coach to Harry - he said to me the other day, just sitting in the car, "Mum, Geoff is such a nice man"!'

What parents said about Geoff Spotswood’s coaching and clinics…

"Kids were pleasantly surprised. Have never seen some of the practice drills and really enjoyed the variety."

"Boys are kept focused and controlled..... My son wants to do another clinic and usually he avoids holiday camp activities!"

“Thank you for giving my daughter a positive introduction to sport”

“Multisport clinics gave my child a chance to try different sports”

"Coaches were very professional, interested in the kids and fun.. Luca had such a great time and would love to do it again"

“The professionalism and and ability to develop skills were excellent aspects of the clinic”

“Coaches looked and acted professionally and shared their love for the game”

“My son had a brilliant time”

“Holiday clinics started on time each day”

“Activities provided variety and skill development - my child was never bored - she was always active”

“My child learnt correct techniques from caring, professional coaches”

“Positive feedback was a feature that I (and my son) really appreciated”

“Thank you for a great 3 days of cricketing fun”

“The use of a video to analyse my son’s bowling was great in getting him to understand both what he need to improve, and how to actually achieve it”

“The care taken in looking after the children meant I was confident leaving my child at the clinic”

“Having teachers as head coaches was a good idea that worked really well”

“Free fruit, regular drinks breaks, the provision of sunscreen and of course, the wearing of hats in the sun, were all big pluses of the clinic”

“Coaches conduct themselves in a professional and friendly manner”

“My son made new friends and was up each morning ready to go the clinic!”

“My child improved his own confidence as well as his cricket skills”

A very well-organised and professionally-run program - I thoroughly recommend it”

“Clinic was well-run with a good rotation of activities”

“My child really enjoyed it and is keen to attend the next one!”

“I just felt comfortable leaving my child with qualified, caring staff who were capable and friendly”

“My child was thrilled to learn spin bowling”

“A great rugby experience”

“Thank you for giving my daughter a positive introduction to sport”

“Multisport clinics gave my child a chance to try different sports”

"The clinic was very good and Josh enjoyed himself. Thanks to you and your team.
Over Monday and Tuesday this week Josh tried out for the NSW CIS primary
cricket team and was selected as part of the final 12.
Your clinic helped to keep him motivated and he learned new things."

"Just thought I should drop you a note Thomas' St Pius team played out the NSJCA U14 Grand Final yesterday at Oxford Falls and came away as Premiers, Thomas opened and scored 20 off 24 balls on a slow scoring pitch and played with a maturity that has really come from the camp at Kings with your guys.
He also bowled 4 overs 1/7 which looked as exciting as his batting.

Nicholas' SPX team managed to squeeze into the semi's of the u12 competition despite most of the team being u11 players and whilst they weren't successful they played excellent cricket. Nicholas was 'Mr Reliable' with the ball, consistently opening the bowling on merit, he managed 5 genuine wickets in the season including 2 wickets in the last 2 games that he created. First was bowled and he said after the game 'I could just see a gap between the bat and leg', and in the semi an LBW where he recognised the batsman was moving in front of the stumps everytime.

A big thank you to your team of very enthusiastic professionals, I enjoy watching you guys in action as much as the boys enjoy coming. :)

We will see you again leading into next season, enjoy the Winter sports."

 

sports parties

Thank you to Coaches Nick and Sam for their fantastic work at Dhillon’s 10th birthday party.
We had a group of 16 boys between the ages of 5 to 11 years and of differing levels of ability. They were able to organise the games so that the session was both interesting and challenging for everyone.
All the boys were able to fully participate and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
We would highly recommend your party and Coaches Nick and Sam for any cricket or general sports fans. Thank you also for the ease with which you organised the party for us!

Hi Geoff,
Nick and Liam were brilliant! They had the kids busy and very interested the
whole time with activities. The diamond batting drill at the end was also very
good to keep their focus. All the kids thoroughly enjoyed it and for many had
a very positive first cricket experience.

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