Too Much Contact

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Too Much Contact A pattern is starting to appear through the age groups of our game with players becoming a lot more physical and contact being overlooked with an advantage call and game to continue. When is enough, enough?  At what stage does a coach intervene and start to seriously look at protecting her or […]

At what age does the focus on development change to winning

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At what age does the focus on development change to winning? I receive many questions based a coach making the decision ‘Do I play to win or try to get all the players on the court?’ In every team some players will be stronger than others.  Not only in ability, they also may show more […]

Putting Goalers/Shooters under pressure at training

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If the ball doesn’t go through the ring then everything you have worked on during the season is fruitless.  Shooters must finish off as that is their job just as every other position on the court has a responsibility to do their job. Including pressure shooting during your training sessions will pay off.  The downside […]

Scoreboard Anxiety

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We’ve all seen it, too much emphasis on winning increases players’ anxiety. They end up expending their emotional energy worrying about whether they will win or lose and that higher anxiety causes them to make more mistakes — they play tentatively and timidly. Ultimately, anxiety undercuts self-confidence, which affects performance and takes the joy out […]

Age Appropriate Warm Ups

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One warm up doesn’t fit all.  From younger players to more senior players you should tailor a warm up that suits the level and age group of your team. Senior players require a longer warm up rather than ball work.  For example,  for a team in a lower division and more than half of the […]

Bench Behaviour

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What is acceptable behaviour on the bench or maybe the question should be what is NOT acceptable bench behaviour? Over the years I have experienced some extremely poor behaviours on the bench but lately a few observations make bench life very interesting. So who do you think should reprimand players not involving themselves in the […]

Four Cones – Amazing Results

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Four Cones – Amazing Results At the moment I’m really into footwork and I don’t think you can give your players too much.  Working on change of direction, speed, agility, balance and control can help develop all players. If you purchase those small plastic cones and bring to every training, after your warm up get […]

During the Breaks

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Direction, focus, teamwork, confidence, belief and more could describe what a coaches comments can contribute to quarter and half time breaks. As a coach I always have a game plan.  I’ve worked on my strategies and skills during the week, know my opposition and are aware of my team’s capabilities. The other day when I […]

Every Player is a Blank Canvas

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Starting off your season with a new team is extremely exciting as each player is a blank canvas. Each player has potential and it is a coach’s role to tap into that potential and develop them to be the best they can be. There is one obstacle that can stop you from painting and that […]

Energy Drinks

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Just a question for all coaches – do you know the effect on your players when they drink an energy drink before training or a game? I have a rule that no player is to train or take the court if they have consumed an energy drink before training or a game.  My reason is […]