School Holiday Programs – Fundraiser

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School Holiday Programs – Fundraiser Conducting Netball School Holiday Programs is a great way to fundraise. For many years I’ve been conducting holiday programs during the school holidays.  If you are a club or association looking for fundraising ideas organising a holiday program is a lot easier than selling chocolates. Many young players are hungry […]

Coaching at Carnivals/Tournaments

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Coaching at Carnivals/Tournaments It’s that time of the year when Clubs and Associations enter their teams in a day or weekend carnival.  The experience can be bitter sweet and requires some organisation before the event. There are two major problems just waiting to destroy a great weekend – parents and disgruntled players.  How can you […]

One game at a time. One point at a time.

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One game at a time.  One point at a time. Distractions and pressure can derail any team.  How do you as a coach train your players to keep their concentration and focus on their personal and team goals? One game at a time.  One point at a time.  Break the season down and break the […]

There’s a First Time for Everything

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There’s a First Time for Everything History has not only been made by the Queensland Firebirds being undefeated all season and winning the ANZ Championship Grand Final it is also the first Queensland Open side to ever win a title. Queensland has had a turbulent rise to the top and this time they have got […]

Hula Hoops assist with Footwork and Ball Accuracy

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Hula Hoops assist with Footwork and Ball Accuracy For those coaches out there who week in and out watch their little troops step and throw the ball away, try this for an idea. Buy yourself about four hula hoops and start to include some drills using them in your weekly training session. Pivoting – Place […]

How to renew your 12 Month Subscription

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How to Renew Your 12 Month Subscription You will receive notification that your 12 month Energy Netball Subscription has two weeks until the expiry date. On the day of expiry we will also send you a reminder.  We do not automatically take funds from your credit card as other website subscriptions can do so you […]

Hydration

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Keeping players hydrated is something that coaches seem to overlook. It was interesting to note that at the 17’s and 19’s Nationals in Brisbane, team officials were requesting urine samples on a daily basis from their players to check that they where hydrated.  If they weren’t then straight away the players would be instructed to […]

Injury Time

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Wherever there is a rule whether it is in Netball or any other sport, Coaches will find a way to use it to their advantage.  I’m talking about faking an injury to make a substitution. I suppose as a Coach you need to be true to yourself and considerate of your players when making decisions […]

Different Styles – Different States

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Written by Kerri Barr I didn’t realise what diversity Australian netball had to offer until I moved interstate and played in the VNL  (Victorian Netball League Competition). Two years ago I was playing in Brisbane in the Tier One State League Competition.  At the end of the year I was rewarded with Defender of The […]

Ball Work off the Wall

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A concrete wall is a very useful coaching tool.  It can be the inside walls of a stadium, a besser block wall at home, even the tennis walls they build for kids at your local school. There are so many drills you can do working the ball off the wall.  In May some drills will […]