The Importance of Resistance Training For Children

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Great photo of kids climbing trees? There’s been much research about Resistance Training for Kids. Studies have found environmental changes have influenced the natural play methods of youth and this has reduced their strength because of less activity. Children have reduced neighbourhood play areas, they have more screen time, also inactivity inside with gaming and […]

One Arm or Two Arms Outstretched – Slows You Down

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How many times do you see a player asking for the ball with one arm outstretched and usually running to the sideline? Have a think about this. When players run, it’s important to have both arms working to create speed, propulsion and momentum. If a player is trying to get free from a defender to […]

Coaching Kids – Gratitude Post

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For me, the season begins tomorrow with Energy Netball’s first Holiday Program in Ipswich. My team rock up, unpack all the gear, set the courts up, meet and greet and then throw ourselves into three hours of fun. Tough job. I started Coaching National League at the age of 30. From 30 to 50 I […]

The Habit of Looking Down

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How many times do you catch yourself yelling ‘eyes up’? Ummmm, I reckon at least 5 times per quarter, maybe more. Did you know it takes 66 days to break a habit? That’s three months. So if that’s the case, then players that look down all the time need attention from the very beginning of […]

Tips to Prevent Burnout in 2020

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Burnout is real especially if you’re a Coach. Only Coaches understand the ‘can’t wait for the season to be over’ feeling. Sorry everyone else as I’m just talking to Coaches ? The old ‘buck stops with us’ for results and seasons experience on court can be extremely draining. How do we prevent repeating this same feeling year […]

Important Shooting Technique Reminder for Young Players

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This one phrase is a constant for me when teaching young players to shoot. “Feet as wide as shoulders. Toes in line with knees. Toes in line with the ring”. To enable young players to have a balanced shot, this is the first part of their technique they need to learn. Of course, there’s quite […]

‘The Diamond’ – Footwork with a Story

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About five years ago, I was asked to Coach a little Rep Team at Shailer Park, to compete in the first ever Under 12’s Queensland State Championships. Well, like any other small Association, nine players turned up to trial so nine got in. Definitely blank canvas stuff. I mapped out a plan so off we […]

Circle Edge Feeds

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Hitting circle edge for Centres and Wing Attacks is a skill. There are two different kinds of landing on circle edge. The double landing and then the cushion landing. Double landing involves two feet hitting circle edge simultaneously. Cushion landing is one foot then the other. My preference is to coach the later as it’s […]

Shooting Practice with an Elevated Heart Rate

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A position such as Goal Attack, requires the Player to shoot after high intensity activity. Now, does the Goal Attack practice her or his shots after performing high intensity activity? Goal Attacks are less likely to be accurate with an elevated heart rate and the majority of the time the Goal Shooter will have a […]

Shooting Practice

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Setting up your cones, place five short range, five mid range and five long range. Start with short and mid range first and add long range as you become more accurate. Starting with the short range cones, work through all 15 cones. There’s a catch. Can’t move to the next cone until the ball goes […]