Fastnet Netball World Championships November 25-27

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Fastnet Netball World Championships – November 25 – 27 The Fastnet Netball World Championships begin today in Liverpool, UK, and what started out as a development tournament for up and coming players, is quickly becoming a serious Australia versus New Zealand clash.  New Zealand has included current Ferns and leading the team is Irene Van […]

Selecting a Balanced Team

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Selecting a Balanced Team What is a balanced team?  Ability, attitude, fitness, playing level or age?  There is a recipe when selecting your team for the year; you just have to follow it.  Firstly, you will need the ingredients. Each year we select and coach and whether you have had a tough year or a […]

Activity Diary

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Activity Diary For those coaches selecting squads or teams before Christmas may need to monitor each player’s pre season personal training.  Over the Christmas break it can be difficult to hold regular training sessions so it is a good idea to introduce Activity Diaries. These diaries can be kept electronically and emailed to you at […]

When is it Time to Teach a Long Ball to Children

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When is it Time to Teach a Long Ball to Children Children are like sponges.  They will listen and try anything you teach them.  From five years old and even younger, kids will be competent at throwing a chest pass and a one handed pass. It is very important to introduce the correct technique.  If […]

How do you Select ?

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How do you select? Selecting is a very important process that requires particular skills.  Selectors need to be educated on how to select and the club or association should look at conducting courses on ‘How to Select’. Paperwork is important so each selector has information on each trialist.  Trial sheets need to be simple and […]

Coach Fit

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Coach Fit Coming soon to Energy Netball is an area that will give all coaches a new lease of life. Coach Fit will work as the blogs do by only publishing articles and information on our personal fitness and wellbeing.  This area will be secured and only available to paid subscribers. Coach Fit will tackle […]

Adjust, Smile and accept the Call

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Adjust, smile and accept the call Umpires control our game so how do we, as coaches, learn to play theirs. You are the coach and the leader.  You lead by example and players look up to you.  Your reaction with umpires can have a domino effect so be careful of your words and actions.  As […]

ANZ Championship Player Movement

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ANZ Championship Player Movement As the ANZ Championship gathers momentum for 2012, players are scattering to find a team, coach and lifestyle.  Some will be on contract for the first time and others will be out to secure a top seven start. It’s interesting to see the controversy over Julie Corletto who requested an early […]

Come on Girls – “Team Word”

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Come on Girls – ‘Team Word’ Sports Psychologists will encourage teams to come up with a team word.  This word brings everyone’s focus back on the game or task.  If the team begins to make errors and deviate from the team plan then it is time to call out the team word. Relating a story […]

Finding Solutions

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Finding Solutions As your season draws to a close, win or lose, you would have experienced some bumps along the way.  Problem solving is an important process towards making the next season more successful, incident free and further developing you as a coach. Many coaches endeavour to impart their knowledge and develop skills and introduce […]