James could teach us all a lesson

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We can all learn from the lead up to the Australian boys 4 x 100 relay swim including the Missile,  James Magnussen. James may have been the fastest man in the world and others in the team have credits to their name yet they failed to win a medal.  Why?  We will never really know […]

Irene Van Dyk is an inspiration to all athletes

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  Brave – Irene, courageous – Irene, humble – Irene, strong – Irene, positive – Irene,  determined – Irene  and the list goes on to describe one of the best Netballers the world has ever seen. Magic won the semi final in the ANZ Championship under such difficult circumstances after the passing of Irene’s Mum.  […]

From humble beginnings Chanel Gomes takes out Coaches Player Award 2012

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Norma Plummer is up there with the world’s best coaches and in her new role as West Coast Fever’s Head Coach, Norma, awarded Chanel Gomes with Coaches Player Award 2012 at Fevers Awards night. What a proud moment for her Mum, Leanne, as they have made so many sacrifices to help Chanel follow her dream […]

Club Clinics

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When organising the club calendar for 2013, clubs should look at inviting guest coaches in to conduct regular clinics. Breaking the season down to include: Fitness Shooting Accuracy Defensive Skills Attacking Skills Passing Footwork Strategies, will ensure players and coaches receive exposure to these skills. Coaching the coaches is a very important start to the […]

Start Line

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Start Line The beginning of the Netball season for Australia and New Zealand is fast approaching.  Do you know where you are going to start with your team? When you think about it, you start with a clean slate.  All teams in your division are on the same start line.  Why do some take off […]

When is it the right time to teach kids to shoot one handed?

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There is no ruling on this although some clubs and associations have a hard a fast rule on age. I believe players’ under 10 need to be confident with two hands before moving them to a one handed shot.  Watching coaches forcing very small players to shoot one handed is quite heart breaking especially when […]

Centre Passes

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Centre passes, side line throw ins and back line throw ins are all static plays.  Static plays means possession so should be treated as such and constantly practised to avoid turnover. Energy Netball provides various centre pass options along with side line and back line throw ins in the Team Strategies drop down box. Players […]

Working with the ball off the Wall

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To improve ball skills, players can work with a ball off a wall.  You can set them a program that maybe only 15 minutes per day and will greatly improve passing and catching. Energy Netball provides a training session in a squash court which is great for working off the wall.  If players would like […]

Club Culture

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Pride in the uniform, pride individually and as a team comes from the top. Club Culture is a great term and all coaches can feel it and see it on court.  What are attributes of a great club that encourages a positive culture? 1. pro-active committee that encourages positive behaviour by all its members 2. conducts regular […]

Transition – First Pass

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A well directed long ball, released from the defence end, is an advantage for a quick transition on attack. To have your defence end ready for transition when turnover occurs puts the opposition on the back foot and playing chasie.  If the ball is held up in the defence and not released quickly it can […]