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Looking Down Court

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Looking Down Court How many of your players can look down court and send a sweet long ball?  To have the confidence to release these passes can be an asset to any team especially balls coming out of the defence end. Coaching players to find the spaces and have the vision to look further down […]

The Finish Line

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The Finish Line Our game is made up of four quarters, each one just as important as the other.  After all the hard work that has been done in the first three quarters it’s important players don’t get ahead of themselves as start to look at the finish line. Sports Psychologists will tell you never […]

Remaining Positive

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Remaining Positive You can catch more flies with honey.  Remaining positive throughout the season is a reflection of your dedication to your players, individually and combined as a team. There are times during and after a loss when a coach will feel upset and it’s important to hold those emotions back and reflect on what […]

Practice Game and Team Talks

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Practice Game and Team Talks Still promoting more matchplay for your team. Competition is just around the corner and you’ve coached your team the basics and gone through centre passes, back line throw-ins, systems and defensive strategies.  Have you given your team a chance to practice all they have learnt so far? It’s a good […]

Workshops

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Workshops Associations and clubs will start their coaching workshops so make sure you attend if possible. There is so much to learn and even if you pick up a few new ideas your players will benefit.  Check with your association or club for the dates and times then book yourself in. State Associations will also […]

Talented Players

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Talented Players Talent and potential are two different characteristics.  Talent is right there in front of you and potential is hard work that eventually turns into talent. Over the years I have had players that have been talented when they have entered my team and I’ve had players with potential that have become talented. Coaching […]

Practice Makes Perfect

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Practice Makes Perfect Play the game, learn the skills and get fit.  Quite an easy recipe really but do we do it? Prior to competition there are so many aspects of the game you need to tick off.  Skills – tick, strategies – tick, fitness – tick, team bonding – tick.  What about practice match […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year

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Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year Energy Netball wishes all the Netball Community a wonderful and safe Christmas.  Enjoy the break before the season revs up for 2012. Written by Melissa O’Brien

Elevation – Vertical Jump

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Elevation – Vertical Jump This season I’m going to work extremely hard on the Vertical Jump.  Rebounding is as important as an intercept or any other kind of turnover. Designing drills to increase height on rebounds is my theme for 2012.  More sessions in the defence and shooting circle.  Fitness programs have been and will […]

Players with other commitments

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Players with other commitments If you are coaching at an elite level you will have players representing other teams.  For example, you might have a player in the State Team, School Team, Representative Team and your team. It is important to not pressure these players and work with them.  You may also have the other […]