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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 […]

Fastnet Netball World Championships November 25-27

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Fastnet Netball World Championships – November 25 – 27 The Fastnet Netball World Championships begin today in Liverpool, UK, and what started out as a development tournament for up and coming players, is quickly becoming a serious Australia versus New Zealand clash.  New Zealand has included current Ferns and leading the team is Irene Van […]

Selecting a Balanced Team

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Selecting a Balanced Team What is a balanced team?  Ability, attitude, fitness, playing level or age?  There is a recipe when selecting your team for the year; you just have to follow it.  Firstly, you will need the ingredients. Each year we select and coach and whether you have had a tough year or a […]

Activity Diary

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Activity Diary For those coaches selecting squads or teams before Christmas may need to monitor each player’s pre season personal training.  Over the Christmas break it can be difficult to hold regular training sessions so it is a good idea to introduce Activity Diaries. These diaries can be kept electronically and emailed to you at […]

When is it Time to Teach a Long Ball to Children

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When is it Time to Teach a Long Ball to Children Children are like sponges.  They will listen and try anything you teach them.  From five years old and even younger, kids will be competent at throwing a chest pass and a one handed pass. It is very important to introduce the correct technique.  If […]

How do you Select ?

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How do you select? Selecting is a very important process that requires particular skills.  Selectors need to be educated on how to select and the club or association should look at conducting courses on ‘How to Select’. Paperwork is important so each selector has information on each trialist.  Trial sheets need to be simple and […]

Coach Fit

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Coach Fit Coming soon to Energy Netball is an area that will give all coaches a new lease of life. Coach Fit will work as the blogs do by only publishing articles and information on our personal fitness and wellbeing.  This area will be secured and only available to paid subscribers. Coach Fit will tackle […]