Crockett’s Ionians take their undefeated record to Ampthill today, the only other team in National Two North to have started with five wins from five.
“They’ve been racking up a lot of points but we’ll go down there and give it a crack,” said Crockett, the former Newcastle and England Saxons player.
“The boys have taken to the new game plan really well, quicker than I expected.
“We’ve just tweaked a few basic principles within our game and they’ve taken those on board brilliantly.
“I’ve been amazed by how well they’ve adadpted.”
Crockett, 32, is in his first job as a head coach after retiring from playing while at Newcastle in May.
A record of five wins from five, even after the side he inherited were relegated from National One, is a strong return, but Crockett says it owes everything to the players.
“I got lucky really, my first job to come into a team that is already well-established,” he said.
“It’s a talented group of boys and they’ve made my life a lot easier.”
Up in National One, Wharfedale head coach Jon Feeley is challenging his players to be mentally tough as they welcome long-time third-tier rivals Blackheath to Threshfields.
“We weren’t strong enough mentally against Coventry last week and that’s very uncharacteristic of a Wharfedale team,” said Feeley, whose side’s 53-26 loss at Coventry was their third successive defeat.
“After a slight, shall we say, ‘encouragement’ at half-time we improved in the second half but we need to be mentally right every time we set foot on the pitch.”