Shooting Practice and Preparation

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This piece you’re about to read, was written by one of my players a few years ago. The improvement over the years from her was truly amazing. This is her story. Shooting PracticeWritten by Laura Stokes Every player in a team holds certain responsibilities within the team and as individuals. As a goal shooter in […]

Centre Court System

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There are many different centre court systems out there but give this a go…..so very simple. When the ball is coming down the court, make sure the GA and WA have reset and moved back down to their area. Meaning they’re not hanging around the defence transverse line creating congestion. This system is based on […]

ENERGY NETBALL HACK – Hack #2

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Avoiding Obstruction on the Shot When recovering to defend the shot, start by looking into the shooters eyes then move eyes to the ball. This will bring the defenders arm up high first rather than on the ball. When players look at ball straight away, many times the arm is low and looks like intimidation […]

ENERGY NETBALL HACK

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Hack #1- When shooting, look in the middle of the ring. If very close to the post, look at the edge of the ring and a little bit above to get the height.(Look out for one ‘Energy Netball Hack’ every week)

Coaching is like creating an award winning menu

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We’re not all a fan of Gordon Ramsay, but what I do take away from his revamping restaurant menus, is his simplicity. For those restaurants offering multiple dishes and the product is ordinary, cut the menu, keep it small and simple and do them extraordinarily well. Rather than pushing yourself to introducing something new each […]

Time Management During Training Sessions

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Let’s say you get one hour per week to work with your Players. Even if you have 2 sessions per week what do you want to achieve? With the current state of play, our Netball bubble gives us a very short season and not enough time to even touch on every skill. Here’s a small […]

Stop, Prop and Drive Forward

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Magic little phrase. This means when a player is running away from the ball or even performing a clearing run, they stop and change direction. They may drive to the ball or on the angle but their intention is to not let the person with the ball be stranded with no options. This needs to […]

Gameday Strategies

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Shorter games, shorter times for warm ups, restrictions on spectators, COVID Safe protocols, basically the ‘new normal .Navigating our way around this ‘new normal’ has been challenging and you will find players adapt quickly and have resilience, sometimes more than we give them credit for .If you have a shorter season make it all about […]

Double Plays

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Give and Get, Give and Go, Double Play……..so many terms for what simply is catch, throw and catch again. Now let me complicate such an easy concept. Why do we do these? When do when do these? How do we do these? Why – to carve up the opposition. When – any time you like. […]

Drill – Up and Back

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This is one of my faves and a great end drill to finish a training session. For moddies, use one third from sideline to sideline and use cones to divide into thirds. Put three players in each third. If you have 10 players then place four in the centre third. Try to keep the players […]