23 May, 2018

Season Planner

Checklist

  • Cones
  • Balls/ball bag
  • Stop watch
  • Whistle
  • Ladder (optional)
  • Bibs
  • Skipping ropes
  • Player folders

Accreditation

Netball Australia’s Coach Education Framework supports the development of coaches from beginner or club level through to international level.

Coaches are able to progress along the six tier accreditation pathway depending on their personal aspirations and ability.

Course Name Duration Target Market
Foundation Coaching Course 7 hours in-course work Club coaches
Sport Specific Foundation Coaching Course 4 hours in-course work Club coaches
Development Coaching Course 7 hours in-course work Club, Association, and Regional Coaches
Intermediate Coaching Course 7 hours in-course work Representative, Talent Identification and State League level.
Advanced Coaching Course 29 hours in-course work Representative, Talent Identification and State League level.
Elite Coaching Course As required ANZ Championship assistant, underage state, state league (top level) and potential high performance coaches
High Performance Coaching Course As required Top level State League, State/Territory, ANL or ANZ Championship coaches

All courses within the Netball Australia Coaching Accreditation Framework are part of the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) as administered by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

Calendar

Make your own calendar either weekly or monthly and map out your program.

If you are training your team twice per week, strength and conditioning sessions and matchplay you might want to provide a weekly dairy to players.

  • Trainings
  • Practice Matches
  • Draws

Training Sessions

Week One Footwork – Small Feet Training Session
Week Two Passing – Short Ball Training Session
Passing – Long Ball Training Session
Week Three Defence – Hands On Training Session
Courtwork – Back Line Throw-In
Week Four Attacking – Clearing Runs Training Session
Courtwork – Centre Passes
Week Five Attacking – Getting Free Training Session
Courtwork – Back Line Throw-In
Courtwork – Centre Passes
Week Six Defence – One on One Defence Training Session
Courtwork – Attack Back Line Throw-In
Week Seven Defence – Defence Zone Full Court
Courtwork – Systems/Set Moves
Week Eight Attacking – Getting Free Training Session
Courtwork – Side Line Throw-In
Week Nine Attacking – Front Cuts/Pass & Cut Training Session (Double Plays)
Defence – Zone Defence (Defence Circle)
Week Ten Passing – Short Ball & Long Ball Training Session
Courtwork – Court Press (Defence)
Courtwork – Back Line Throw-In (continue working the ball down the court using court systems)
Week Eleven Defence – Intercepting Training Session
Courtwork – Defence Zone (Defence Circle)
Week Twelve Attacking – Getting Free Training Session
Courtwork – Based on your analysis from matchplay
Week Thirteen Attack/Defence – Peripheral Vision Training
Courtwork – Based on your analysis from matchplay
Week Fourteen Shooting – Shooting Circle Training Session (includes full team)
Courtwork – Side Line Throw-In and Back Line Throw-In
Week Fifteen Attack and Defence – Talking on Court Training Session
Courtwork – Based on your analysis from matchplay
Week Sixteen Shooting – Triangle Feeds Training Session
Courtwork – Based on your analysis from matchplay

Please note the above is a guide to your player skill development through the season. There are many more training sessions to choose from. You can include different drills and strategies making sure you are continuing with the theme of the session.

Specialist Sessions

Defence Buddy System
Defending The Shot
Distance Drills
Setting Up for Rebounds
Individual Circuits (defence players)
Centre Court Buddy System
Individual Circuits (centre court players)
Shooting Buddy System
Shooting Programs – Week 1 & Week 2
Individual Circuits (Shooters)

Worksheets

Work Sheets are to be used as a tool to assist you with the progression of your team.  They also are a great way to keep records and give you a history of player development and improvement.

Newsletters

If you are coaching players with parents, provide a monthly newsletter to inform parents of what you plan on teaching their children over the next month.  Also use the newsletter to communicate eg scoring roster, umpiring, training sessions and draw.

Communicating with Players

Provide each player with a folder at the beginning of the season.  Request players bring their folders to each training session so information given to them is put straight into their folder instead of loose in their sports bag or lost.

There are some relevant Blogs for players to read. These Blogs can be copied, pasted, printed off and put in their folders.  See ‘Weekly Blog’ for the list of information available for you to copy.