The Word “No”

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The Australian and New Zealand Netball season is fast approaching for Representative and Club teams.  Coaches are hard to find especially good ones so Associations and Clubs are scratching around appointing Coaches.  Some appointment decisions are based on experience and some on accreditation and of course some on both.  In my experience, not all the […]

The Art of Intercepting

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When a player intercepts a pass from the opposition that is considered gold.  The more possession your team earns, pressure is taken off the shooters and invariably more points will appear on the board. Never assume your players can intercept a pass.  There is a skill to intercepting that requires attention at training.  Players need […]

Specific Court Work

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Putting one area under the microscope and focusing just on that can bring your team incredible results. For example, take the outlet pass from a GK from either a turn over from the opposition or a rebound.  Break this down and practice this on court: Put your GK, GD, WD and Centre out on court…….no […]

Maintaining Skill Levels in the Offseason

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Off season can be a time to have a complete break and charge those batteries although if athletes take too long a break remember there is an opposition player out there that isn’t. As coaches we can assist athletes who are keen to maintain a level of skill and fitness during the off season. What […]

The Wash Up

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After a huge season of coaching, your season has nearly come to an end down here in Oz and NZ. There can only be one winner so if you happened to get the silver or less now is not the time to make decisions on your coaching future. It’s surprising how many coaches want to […]

Those Little One Percenters

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100 little one percenters make up the magic equation of 100%.  Can’t ask for any more than that from yourself and your team. I’ve never been a fan of those referring to performance as 110% percent as that really doesn’t make any sense but 100% makes heaps of sense. What are those little one percenters? […]

The Centre Pass

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Your team has guaranteed possession ‘The Centre Pass’. Scoring from every centre pass would be a dream come true although you can get close. Coaching a team to control possession from a centre pass is achievable. Wandering around the courts yesterday I watched teams throw ball after ball away from their centre pass.  It seemed […]

Game Plan

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Definition:   Sports. The overall strategy of a team for winning a specific game. Going to the dictionary for a definition seems to explain exactly what a phrase or word means.  So let’s take ‘Game Plan’.  This is a phrase commonly used before, during and after sporting success.  Actually I have heard it mentioned many times during the ANZ Championship if a team isn’t travelling so well […]

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, […]