As the new La Liga season kicks off in Spain, several leading clubs have been putting their goalkeepers through their pre-season paces with Crazy Catch – the Ultimate Rebound Net.
Only a few hours after joining Malaga, Mexican world cup star Guillermo Ochoa was put through his paces by GK coach Iñigo Arteaga meanwhile over at Granada CdeF, legendary coach Luis Llopis was working on a crossing drill with their keepers Roberto Fernandez, Stole Dimitrievski and Oier Olazabal. Llopis previously worked at Levente where their first choice keeper Keylor Navas enjoyed a tremendous World Cup and has now secured a big money move to Real Madrid. Take a look at the footage below…
Thanks to everyone who has sent images in to us over the summer holidays via our social media platforms … its been great seeing how much fun you have been having with your Crazy Catch!! Here are a selection of the best videos and photos …
There are also some neat skills shown on these videos – join in the fun yourself using the #crazycatch
The Kia Women’s Test Match : England v India takes place between Wednesday 13th August and Saturday 16th August 2014 at Wormsley Cricket ground and Crazy Catch will be there too set up in the nets running the One Minute Challenge where a signed England shirt is up for grabs for our winner.
Heather Knight takes the One Minute Challenge
Come down and see if you can challenge Heathers score of 67 catches in a minute and in doing so raise money for the Rwandan Cricket Stadium Foundation (RCSF) of which Heather is a patron and will be climbing Mount Killimanjao in September as part of the fundraising efforts. Mt Killi madness will attempt to become the highest game of cricket ever played. Flicx UK, who distribute Crazy Catch in the UK are supporting this project and have donated a Flicx Pitch to the foundation and now at the India Test match all proceeds from the One Minute Challenge will go towards Heathers fundraising for the climb which will in turn support RCSF.
Knight will also be England vice captain for this fixture and ECB Head of England Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor, said: “Heather now has the opportunity to learn from the most experienced international captain in the world as she works alongside Charlotte Edwards to help lead the England women’s team at the start of a new professional era for the women’s game.”
What a fantastic weekend we have just had SportFest 2014 held down at Wormsley – a truely great event for all the family giving children aged 5 to 16 the chance to discover the enjoyment and fulfilment sport can bring. The brainchild of rugby legends Will Greenwood and Austin Healey, SportFest provides a unique opportunity for children to learn new skills and sports and best of all be inspired by true sporting legends including Pat Cash, John Barnes, Martin Johnson, Paul Nixon, Sarah Thomas, Andrew Strauss and Matthew Hoggard.
Sarah Thomas supervises some hockey lifts
The Hurricane Sports team
The Greenwood family love their Crazy Catch prize
Superman endorses the Freestyle
Nico coaching catching
Greenwood v Healey – One minute challenge
Antonia on the Crazy Catch Professional Double Trouble
Crazy Catch were delighted to supply rebound nets into a number of the different sporting zones to enable skills to be refined and developed whilst still having fun and being challenged by the unpredictable rebounds.
We also set up our famous 1 minute challenge in which Will Greenwood top scored over the weekend with 62 catches in a minute. We also had Crazy Catches on sale throughout the weekend so a number of families have been able to continue the SportFest fun back at home.
Crazy Catch is a great way to improve your skills and have fun whatever your sport as the photos and videos in this blog demonstrate so well. We look forward to bigger and better things still at SportFest15 … Any sporty families, you have just got to be there!! Great job and many thanks to the organisers Ed, Polly and the Super Skills team.
As Will Greenwood put it “The final countdown has begun… The greatest family event of the year is THIS WEEKEND!” and here at Crazy Catch preparations are being finalised for our part in the SportFest 2014 fun!
Now in its second year, SportFest combines family with sport in the wonderful surroundings at Wormsley. Kids aged 8-16 will get to experience a range of sports with coaching by sporting legends including Pat Cash, John Barnes, Martin Johnson, Sarah Thomas, Andrew Strauss as well as ring leaders Austin Healey and WIll Greenwood.
Crazy Catches will be available in the following sporting zones – Netball, Football, Cricket, Hockey and Rugby and there will of course be the Crazy Catch One Minute Challenge where everyone can pit themselves against the celebrity scores with prizes to be won.
Crazy Catch is a must have product for the sporting family so long as the parents let the kids have a go!!! The Ultimate Rebound Net will be available to buy from the Crazy Catch stand – with all the range available to play on all weekend…. All that adds up to some totally INSANE sporting fun! See you at SportFest 2014
On Friday, during the toss for the T20 fixture between Northampton Steelbacks and Derbyshire, Stefan Vass of Crazy Catch fame received his cheque for winning the U17’s global One Minute Challenge competition.
Stefan Vass is presented with his cheque by Steelbacks captain Kyle Coetzer
The Crazy Catch One Minute Challenge involves throwing and catching a ball off the INSANE side of a Crazy Catch rebound net, as many times as you can in a minute. With the ball taking an unpredictable path, lightening quick reactions and great hand eye co-ordination and concentration is required. Moulton College graduate Stefan managed to score 72 last year which saw him win the junior category being only a few catches shy of the overall highest score in the adults competition.
Stefan puts his talents down to hours of practice and his badminton skills, where he has represented the county. “Crazy Catch is a great way for me to sharpen up my reactions which has definitely helped me to improve my badminton skills. The one minute challenge is pretty addictive and I have been trying to beat my top score ever since the competition started. It’s great to win the junior category and be presented with my prize by the Steelbacks captain… It was a great game too”
On behalf of Crazy Catch, Marketing Manager Kate Costin said ” Stefan is a real catching star and his speed and consistency is truly amazing to watch. We have put him up against many ex pros cricketers like Paul Nixon and Alex Tudor and he always wins. We are grateful to NCCC for hosting the presentation and wish them all the best for the rest of the season – if they ever need a stand in fielder with safe hands – they know where to come now!”
Crazy Catch, the Ultimate Rebound net has recently scooped “Most Innovative Product” at the Sports Trade Awards 2014 as voted by the UK Sports Trade (Read More) We might be biased but we think the Crazy Catch is a truly amazing product and so here is our top 5 reasons why Crazy Catch is in a league of its own ….
It’s totally INSANE – The quality of the Crazy Catch range is what sets it apart from other rebound nets on the market AND we have our unique patented INSANE net technology. To cut a long story short a sheep farmer in New Zealand who invented Crazy Catch discovered that when 2 sheets of netting overlap that a ball rebounds at all different, crazy angles. This is what makes the Crazy Catch so different and means it really tests your reactions and speed whilst being super fun! There is the SANE side too which is great for repetition training or if you don’t want so much craziness.
It’s versatile – The number of uses for Crazy Catch is endless. Its suitable for all ages and abilities and pretty much any sport that requires reactions… more on that later! The adjustable bar means you can alter the angle and its lightweight and portable so you can easily move it around in training sessions.
It will improve your game, whatever your sport – Crazy Catch is used and loved by many top international athletes and professional teams including the England Cricket Team, St Georges Park, England Netball, Olympic Silver medallist Nathan Robertson, Maddie Hinch and the GB men’s and women’s Hockey teams and various premiership Rugby sides. We have tons of ideas and drill suggestions on our You Tube channel so for inspiration do take a look. The few benefits that the product will provide would include faster reactions, increased speed and agility, first touch and control in sports like football and hockey, hand eye co-ordination and catching skills in cricket.
The hidden benefits – There are a couple of hidden benefits too as pointed out by some leading sports professionals and academics. Firstly leading eye specialist have been using Crazy Catch to improve and train vision performance. The eye is a powerful muscle which needs to be trained like any other one as outlined by the work of Dr Zoe Wimshurst. Using the Crazy Catch is great for improving peripheral vision which in turn helps you to see more in the game. Its the small improvements that at the top level can make all the difference – plus its great for injury rehab and keeping your mind active. We also supply Crazy Catch to a number of schools, its a great way to teach kids how to catch and develop their physical literacy skills. (See our Sporty Mites videos)
The fun factor - Crazy Catch is also a great product for the home and encourages kids to be outside playing. It really does provide hours of fun! Plus the Crazy Catch comes with an activity pack and stopwatch so you can do the one minute challenge and lots of other fun games which are great to play with your friends and family.
Buying Advice – If you play Cricket or Hockey we recommend the Crazy Catch Classic range, but if you prefer sports like football and netball, the Double Troubles would be best for you – these have larger netting on one side so even with a larger ball there is still a totally INSANE rebound. (Which is the right Crazy Catch for me?)
Crazy Catch is available to buy from a number of leading sports equipment retailers… take a look online