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Ok Coaches, now it’s our time to get FIT

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Ok Coaches, now it’s our time to get FIT For those coaches who are now in off season let’s get moving.  If you are fit please ignore my lecture but for those who have slightly gone soft over the season (me included) it’s time to be a Ninja (young folk’s terminology). How do we get […]

Gomes wins prestigious Gweneth Benzie Award

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Gomes wins prestigious Gweneth Benzie Award Queensland defender Chanel Gomes has won the prestigious Gweneth Benzie award, an award that recognises the athlete at the Australian Institute of Sport that has the most potential to become an Australian Netball Diamond. Gomes has had an outstanding 2010 season, finishing third in the New Idea Australian Netball […]

Toss of the Coin – Centre Pass or Shooting End

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Choosing Centre Pass after winning the toss seems an automatic reaction for most captains. I can remember playing for North Harbour Opens and our captain Denise Felix would always pick the goal. I played centre so I just thought she was the unluckiest captain I’ve ever played with as I never started with a centre […]

Diamonds and Silver Ferns – Coaches Decisions are Crucial to Outcome

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So much can be learnt from watching Netball. In the past two weeks we’ve had the opportunity to watch three test matches between New Zealand and Australia. It was interesting to see the Australian Coach, Norma Plummer, so confident in her charges approaching the first match with a short, sharp attack end having the intention […]

Play your own Game or Counteract the Oppositions

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Coaching my team to win involves many strategies.  The question of playing my own style of game or coaching my players to counteract the opposition’s style of play is such an important coaching skill. Firstly, I stick with my game plan performing strategies and skills that I have been drilling into my players from the […]

Playing Against Intimidating Opposition

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So you’re coaching and nice little team and have been working hard with the team all season implementing strategies and skill development and now you find yourself in quite a distracting situation. Should we prepare ourselves and our players for a constant barrage of distraction coming from the opposition’s bench and supporters, and remembering this […]

Benchies

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Most teams will be down to the business end of the season.  For those teams restricted to have all players play 20 quarters before players are eligible to play the finals series will be choosing their games wisely to play everyone. Other teams that are nowhere near finals contention will be giving everyone a run. […]

Player Pathways

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The push is on by all the State Associations to keep players in our game competing with other sports for player registrations. Due to more media coverage Netball has had the ability to find sponsorship dollars enabling States to set up programs for young players.  These programs form the term ‘Player Pathways’. Many years ago […]

Specialist Sessions – New to Website

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Energy Netball subscribers will now be able to access a NEW area ‘Specialist Sessions’.  This is a new Coaching Resource and can be found under the ‘Coaching Resources’ drop down box.  So far in this new section you will find: Defending the Shot Distance Drills Setting for Rebounds The short videos are accompanied with explanations […]

What a Difference the Goal Attack Made

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In a sold out stadium Thunderbirds were crowned Champions of the 2010 ANZ Championship. Erin Bell and Emily Beaton played their way into the Australian squad and impressed Australian Coach Norma Plummer. As a coach let’s compare the GA’s from each team, Erin Bell (Thunderbirds) and Jodi Brown (Bay of Plenty Magic). Some Coaching Points […]