Energy Netball Blog

Start Line

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Start Line The beginning of the Netball season for Australia and New Zealand is fast approaching.  Do you know where you are going to start with your team? When you think about it, you start with a clean slate.  All teams in your division are on the same start line.  Why do some take off […]

When is it the right time to teach kids to shoot one handed?

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There is no ruling on this although some clubs and associations have a hard a fast rule on age. I believe players’ under 10 need to be confident with two hands before moving them to a one handed shot.  Watching coaches forcing very small players to shoot one handed is quite heart breaking especially when […]

Centre Passes

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Centre passes, side line throw ins and back line throw ins are all static plays.  Static plays means possession so should be treated as such and constantly practised to avoid turnover. Energy Netball provides various centre pass options along with side line and back line throw ins in the Team Strategies drop down box. Players […]

Working with the ball off the Wall

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To improve ball skills, players can work with a ball off a wall.  You can set them a program that maybe only 15 minutes per day and will greatly improve passing and catching. Energy Netball provides a training session in a squash court which is great for working off the wall.  If players would like […]

Club Culture

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Pride in the uniform, pride individually and as a team comes from the top. Club Culture is a great term and all coaches can feel it and see it on court.  What are attributes of a great club that encourages a positive culture? 1. pro-active committee that encourages positive behaviour by all its members 2. conducts regular […]

Transition – First Pass

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A well directed long ball, released from the defence end, is an advantage for a quick transition on attack. To have your defence end ready for transition when turnover occurs puts the opposition on the back foot and playing chasie.  If the ball is held up in the defence and not released quickly it can […]

Defence from their Centre Pass

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When you do your stat sheets start looking at how much turnover your team is getting from their centre pass.  When you think about this, you really should be working on at least two per quarter giving you another eight opportunities per game to score from. Below are two ideas for defence from their centre […]

Turnover Relieves Pressure

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If your team isn’t applying defensive pressure and creating turnovers then your game is hinging on the attack end finishing off from centre passes and umpires. Defence wins matches and it is important that your defence end is relentless in turning over ball for the attack end.  In every team game we hear how some […]

Printing Tutorial

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Printing Tutorial To print out the coaching resources, you must hold a current subscription and be logged in to the site. Browse to the drill/resource you would like to print and click on the small view of the resource/drill located at the top right hand corner of the page. When the resource/drill opens in full […]

Communication

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Communication Coaches communicating with their players and players communicating with each other are an achievement in itself as many teams do not address communication skills. A team consists of so many personalities and each person interprets information differently.  What may offend one player may motivate another so get to know your players.  It would be […]