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Hydration

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Keeping players hydrated is something that coaches seem to overlook. It was interesting to note that at the 17’s and 19’s Nationals in Brisbane, team officials were requesting urine samples on a daily basis from their players to check that they where hydrated.  If they weren’t then straight away the players would be instructed to […]

Injury Time

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Wherever there is a rule whether it is in Netball or any other sport, Coaches will find a way to use it to their advantage.  I’m talking about faking an injury to make a substitution. I suppose as a Coach you need to be true to yourself and considerate of your players when making decisions […]

Different Styles – Different States

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Written by Kerri Barr I didn’t realise what diversity Australian netball had to offer until I moved interstate and played in the VNL  (Victorian Netball League Competition). Two years ago I was playing in Brisbane in the Tier One State League Competition.  At the end of the year I was rewarded with Defender of The […]

Ball Work off the Wall

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A concrete wall is a very useful coaching tool.  It can be the inside walls of a stadium, a besser block wall at home, even the tennis walls they build for kids at your local school. There are so many drills you can do working the ball off the wall.  In May some drills will […]

Defence Around the Circle Edge

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Defence approaching the circle and around the circle edge is an ongoing coaching topic at training. Turnover is the name of the game.  More ball for your team, more opportunity for the shooters.  If you have asked your team for a one on one defence then each player should be responsible for their own.  This […]

Pre-Game Warm Up

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Watch the other team to see how they warm up. If you notice chaos, no structure, dropped balls and no talking this would usually indicate and win for your team. On arrival to the courts the focus should begin. Your team should look like a unit. Try to have them in the same uniform (eg […]

Changes to the Energy Netball Website from 1st April 2011

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Changes to the Energy Netball Website from 1st April 2011 The Energy Netball Website will celebrate one year of delivering Netball Coaching Resources to many coaches in our Netball community nationally and internationally. From the 1st of April 2011 all blogs will now be only available to paid subscribers.  We have posted weekly blogs for […]

The Speed of the Ball

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When the ball flies down the court with precision and accuracy it is a great coaching moment.  Coaching a team to develop this speed with the ball takes many hours and includes many skills and strategies. Footwork, ballwork and strategy mixed around with some belief and teamwork can cook up a recipe that no other […]

The Game – 360°

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I am an international Rugby Union 15’s player, playing for the Australian Wallaroos. I have been in this team since 2006. I’ve played in two World Cups and played in several test matches, and loved every minute of it. Recently I have found a need for change, to broaden my horizons. Normally Netball would not […]

Dealing With The Media

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In the heat of the battle and finishing with a disappointing loss can see any coach make a comment that later they may regret. I watch the coaches on the sidelines of the ANZ Championship and see which coaches can control their emotions and have composure.  It seems that coaches at this level now have […]