Anthony McGrath

Our Great Coach on this episode is Anthony McGrath

Anthony is an English cricket coach and former England team cricketer. He played first class cricket for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1995 to 2012, and captained the team in the 2003 and 2009 seasons. During that time, he scored more than 23,000 runs and took 240 wickets in all formats of the game. Between 2003 and 2004 he also played playing four Tests and 14 one-day internationals for England.

Anthony is currently Head Coach at Essex County Cricket Club. In 2019 Essex won the T20 Blast competition and the County Championship, the first time this has ever been achieved by any club.

Anthony is a coach with an openness and humility that transfers into a boldness in the way his teams carries themselves and performs.

In this interview Anthony talks in depth about his use of a self-talk diary, to build awareness of how your inner voice influences your confidence and performance, and then using that to build more positive self-talk.

He also discussed how being self-aware and analyzing decisions in relation to the game plan is the foundation from which you build mental toughness

And towards the end he shares how more often than not, under performance on the pitch is caused by things that are happening in the athlete’s life off the pitch.

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