A Christmas Present that will last 12 months

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A Christmas Present that will last 12 months The saying ‘A gift that keeps on giving’ is appropriate when buying a 12 month subscription for a friend or family member who is a Netball Coach. When purchasing the subscription for someone else, enter their details on the purchase order and also put ‘Christmas Present’ in […]

Trials

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Representative teams, state league teams and maybe some club teams are now in the process of selections.  Below are some important steps before, during and after: •    Advertise trial dates (website, local schools and local newspapers). •    Ensure coaches have been named prior to trials. •    If weather can be an issue, book an indoor […]

Trial Sheets – NEW to Coaching Resources

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Trial Sheets are an important process to efficient and fair trials. Players will usually have a first and second position. Selectors should put all players on in both their first and second position. Utilising Trial Sheets will assist in making sure you keep accurate records. This will also assist in all players receiving equal court […]

Positional Netball

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There is still a valid reason why positional Netball can be effective. What is positional Netball?  Well it’s when the players work in their own area on court.  In the instance that a player should cross into another player’s territory they will call a switch. Interestingly enough, today’s generation aren’t really coached to work their […]

New Zealand hails Maria Tutaia as the Golden Girl

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The bar has been raised.  This was the game of all games.  It had everything and missed nothing.  Those who have no interest in Netball found themselves glued to the set and the game kept all who watched there until the last goal was scored by New Zealand’s newly crowned Golden Girl, Maria Tutaia. The […]

What a Difference a Year Makes

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Chanel Gomes continues to go from strength to strength.  Recently Chanel was awarded the prestigious Australian Institute of Sport Gweneth Benzie Award (information in a previous blog).  Then came the Under 21 National Championships in September where Chanel shared the Most Valuable Player of the Championships award with fellow AIS scholarship holder April Letton.  Chanel […]

Selecting Your Captain

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So how do you select your leader?  Do you know who will be your captain from last year or do you need to get to know your players first? What a great photo of my daughter Bridget and her Basketball Coach, Justin on Mt Wellington in Hobart.  Congratulations to the Logan Thunder team taking the […]

Ok Coaches, now it’s our time to get FIT

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Ok Coaches, now it’s our time to get FIT For those coaches who are now in off season let’s get moving.  If you are fit please ignore my lecture but for those who have slightly gone soft over the season (me included) it’s time to be a Ninja (young folk’s terminology). How do we get […]

Gomes wins prestigious Gweneth Benzie Award

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Gomes wins prestigious Gweneth Benzie Award Queensland defender Chanel Gomes has won the prestigious Gweneth Benzie award, an award that recognises the athlete at the Australian Institute of Sport that has the most potential to become an Australian Netball Diamond. Gomes has had an outstanding 2010 season, finishing third in the New Idea Australian Netball […]

Toss of the Coin – Centre Pass or Shooting End

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Choosing Centre Pass after winning the toss seems an automatic reaction for most captains. I can remember playing for North Harbour Opens and our captain Denise Felix would always pick the goal. I played centre so I just thought she was the unluckiest captain I’ve ever played with as I never started with a centre […]