Diamonds and Silver Ferns – Coaches Decisions are Crucial to Outcome

| Posted inWeekly Blog

So much can be learnt from watching Netball. In the past two weeks we’ve had the opportunity to watch three test matches between New Zealand and Australia. It was interesting to see the Australian Coach, Norma Plummer, so confident in her charges approaching the first match with a short, sharp attack end having the intention […]

Play your own Game or Counteract the Oppositions

| Posted inWeekly Blog

Coaching my team to win involves many strategies.  The question of playing my own style of game or coaching my players to counteract the opposition’s style of play is such an important coaching skill. Firstly, I stick with my game plan performing strategies and skills that I have been drilling into my players from the […]

Playing Against Intimidating Opposition

| Posted inWeekly Blog

So you’re coaching and nice little team and have been working hard with the team all season implementing strategies and skill development and now you find yourself in quite a distracting situation. Should we prepare ourselves and our players for a constant barrage of distraction coming from the opposition’s bench and supporters, and remembering this […]

Benchies

| Posted inWeekly Blog

Most teams will be down to the business end of the season.  For those teams restricted to have all players play 20 quarters before players are eligible to play the finals series will be choosing their games wisely to play everyone. Other teams that are nowhere near finals contention will be giving everyone a run. […]

Player Pathways

| Posted inWeekly Blog

The push is on by all the State Associations to keep players in our game competing with other sports for player registrations. Due to more media coverage Netball has had the ability to find sponsorship dollars enabling States to set up programs for young players.  These programs form the term ‘Player Pathways’. Many years ago […]

Specialist Sessions – New to Website

| Posted inWeekly Blog

Energy Netball subscribers will now be able to access a NEW area ‘Specialist Sessions’.  This is a new Coaching Resource and can be found under the ‘Coaching Resources’ drop down box.  So far in this new section you will find: Defending the Shot Distance Drills Setting for Rebounds The short videos are accompanied with explanations […]

What a Difference the Goal Attack Made

| Posted inWeekly Blog

In a sold out stadium Thunderbirds were crowned Champions of the 2010 ANZ Championship. Erin Bell and Emily Beaton played their way into the Australian squad and impressed Australian Coach Norma Plummer. As a coach let’s compare the GA’s from each team, Erin Bell (Thunderbirds) and Jodi Brown (Bay of Plenty Magic). Some Coaching Points […]

What a Difference a Goal Attack Makes

| Posted inWeekly Blog

Every position on court is important from the GK through to the GS.  Each has a role to play and a responsibility for their role on court. The ANZ Championship has weeded out the try hards and come up with two teams fighting it out for the title. Both teams have had a crisis point […]

How to Improve Elevation

| Posted inWeekly Blog

Bridget, the defender, has just turned thirteen and Ally, the shooter is sixteen (pictured in the photo). Bridget’s elevation is incredible and from a two foot take off her vertical jump is close to impossible for anyone her age group to contest.  Why?  Bridget plays netball and basketball. Netball helps her basketball skills and basketball […]

Motivating Players to do their Homework

| Posted inWeekly Blog

If you have one training per week and play one competition game per week do your players have personal goals to achieve away from training? Sometimes it can be difficult to coach a team when some of your players are involved in other netball teams eg. Rep and state league.  Some players are experiencing overload […]