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Muscle memory: Helping your brain to plan key moves in every match

Muscle memory: Helping your brain to plan key moves in every match

‘Your memories are stored in your brain, not your muscles’ By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent Muscle or cell memory are terms that I had heard of but didn’t really understand. Some months ago I was introduced to the concept in more detail. In essence, the idea is that every movement or action [...]

December 9, 2019 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, News 0

Cut down the number of reps to learn and improve faster

Cut down the number of reps to learn and improve faster

‘First shot is always the most important’ By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Correspondent Stephen Hawking once said: “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to changes.” Maybe he was thinking of players like Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro, whose ability to adapt their techniques later in their careers led to them winning World Championship titles, [...]

November 27, 2019 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 0

Mate, I am in! Paul Coll is a big fan of new ROXs training system

Mate, I am in! Paul Coll is a big fan of new ROXs training system

Flashing units will increase your speed, footwork and reaction time By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent World No.6 Paul Coll is among a growing group of enthusiasts who are using the new ROXs training system. When I was first introduced to the ROXs (pronounced rocks) a couple of months ago, their value for [...]

May 22, 2019 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, Fun Stuff, News 0

Tony Griffin Coaching: How Liam broke the mould

Tony Griffin Coaching: How Liam broke the mould

‘A sequence of exercises that allows the player to recognise the sensation of hitting the ball well and understand why’ By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent This is Liam’s Story. It’s a case study in breaking the mould with regards to coaching. It’s about changing the way we do things, to be inclusive [...]

March 1, 2019 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 0

Coaching: How Chaos leads to change

Coaching: How Chaos leads to change

Forget endless reps, trust your feelings and sensations that occur when you do things right By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent My Gevolution learning process started after writing my book “The G Spot, A Book about Squash”. I was given the book Deporte and Complejidad (Complex Sports Systems) written by Natalia Balague and [...]

January 21, 2019 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, News 0

Creating a pathway for change and improvement to help coaches and players

Creating a pathway for change and improvement to help coaches and players

Putting years of knowledge to the test By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent For players and coaches, the biggest challenge to learning and evolving is a willingness to experiment with new ideas and movements. Many of our most established training concepts, honed by years of experience on court, are really put to the [...]

November 23, 2018 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, News 0

Tony Griffin: That “Oh S***” moment when you miss the ball!

Tony Griffin: That “Oh S***” moment when you miss the ball!

‘Faced with a familiar problem, many players shut their eyes, swing and miss’ By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent I want to continue the theme of hand-eye co-ordination, and look at what causes players to repeat a pattern of familiar mistakes when facing a familiar problem. Being a New Zealander living in Barcelona, [...]

October 25, 2018 Tony Grifin Growing the game, News 0

Tony Griffin’s Gevolution Academy: How well are you watching the ball?

Tony Griffin’s Gevolution Academy: How well are you watching the ball?

‘The top pros are permanently connected to the ball’ By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad New Learning Guru The response to last week’s article was very encouraging, with a number of players, coaches, education specialists and professionals from other spheres making contact. Thank you all. Those conversations have been very enlightening and encouraging. Reading the [...]

October 5, 2018 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, News 2