Defending the Centre Pass

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As coaches we may ask our players to tightly defend on the centre pass but do we really give them strategies to do this? Defending a centre pass can be fun.  The reason I say that is because so many teams don’t bother with strategy so to my way of thinking, if my team can […]

An easy way to get the ball ‘Close to the Post’

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Want to know how to get your GA and GS close to the post?  If either shooter is too far out to shoot they can easily use clever footwork to get closer. Follow the steps below: Make sure either the WA or Centre are directly behind the shooter To draw the defender on the shot, […]

Player Balance Around the Edge of the Circle

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The Centre and the Wing Attack need to work together making sure the circle is balanced and there are options for all four attackers when passing and receiving. A balanced circle edge is to have one at the head of the circle and one at the side of the circle.  Try not to both be […]

Timing Drills

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When designing your training session it’s not a bad idea to throw in a timing drill.  This encourages players to work off each other’s leads to the ball. There are many drills designed to get players to work together.  Timing drills are extremely important as players will work off leads.  For instance if the Centre […]

Ball Fakes and Voice Fakes

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The art of using a ball fake or voice fake doesn’t just come with a coach’s instruction, it requires practice.  Fakes can be used all over the court although we mainly hear of them being used in the goal circle. Voice Faking: This situation can occur when the player with the ball is calling the […]

Netball Coaching Packages

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Energy Netball provides Coach Education, Mentoring during match play, Individual Player sessions and also Player Skills Clinics and team training sessions. Coach Education – working with coaches to improve their coaching skills and session planning Player Skills Clinics and Training Sessions – Open to all age groups Mentoring – working with the coach during the […]

Where to Start?

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Coaching is such a responsible job.  Usually voluntary and with little support and maybe you are helping out because your daughter is in a team without a coach.  As my heading says ‘where to start’? I’ve had the privilege of coaching kids five years and up.  What a delight.  These kids are sponges and with […]

Static Play

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What does Static Play mean?  The definition in the dictionary is ‘static meaning, definition, what is static: staying in one place without moving’. So where would this apply on court?   Sideline throw-ins, centre passes and backline throw-ins would be good examples of static play situations.  Players with the ball can feel pressured delivering the centre […]

Organising Your Court – Balance

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Creating structure when bringing the ball down the court, makes it easier to coach breakdowns and errors.  No structure will have many players going for the same ball and eventually this can lead to loss of possession. A mid court or centre third system can take stress off players as they know who goes for […]

Printing

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When printing the training sessions click on the session you want to print 2. Next click on expand 3. Click on allow 4. Click on the left side of the page, there is a print icon 5. Click on the icon full screen and the print process is visible 6. Printing