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Southern Steel show disciplined patience

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Netball coaching is not only all about educating your players to be skilful it is also about teaching them that possession is the name of the game. Southern Steel, a team that represents the lower most region of the South Island in New Zealand, are playing copy book patience in the attack end. Robyn Broughton, […]

Rain No Train – the Squash Court alternative

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Week after week the development of your team may be affected by weather. There is an alternative and that is utilising a squash court as your training venue. Find out if you have one in your area and somewhere near the courts. If rain has started early in the day, book the court as a […]

Netball Shooting Practice

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Every player in a team holds certain responsibilities within the team and as individuals. As a goal shooter in a team, you have the added responsibility of putting the ball through the ring and scoring goals for your team. This means that not only do you have to complete the same fitness, strength and court […]

Important Information for School Netball Coaches

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The Energy Netball Website can be an ideal coach education tool for all teachers and coaches.  If the School purchases one subscription they will be able to share the username and password so all netball coaches can access the information on the site. There has been a huge response from school’s currently utilising the Website […]

Preparing for a Netball Game

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Every netballer I know, regardless of what level they are playing, has either some sort of pre-game routine or little pre-game superstitions and I am definitely no different.  I have a very low tolerance for excuses, so by preparing as best as possible, it ensures I am not left with any excuses following a match. […]

Team Talk

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Have you, as a coach, ever played Netball?  Did you hang on every word your coach said?  Do you remember listening in case your name was mentioned so you could follow the coach’s instruction?  Can you remember your coach not acknowledging you before, during or after a game? So many players can be omitted from […]

After Coaching Basics “What Next”

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Never underestimate a player’s hunger for knowledge. I have coached programs the children have been five and up through to seniors.  After teaching new players the basics you are off and running.  Don’t be afraid of trying new and exciting moves with the kids. I have always been of the theory the more information the […]

Ready for the Season Ahead

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The beginning of the season is upon us in Aussie and New Zealand. Selections have probably already been made and training sessions are well underway. The beginning of the season is upon us in Aussie and New Zealand. Selections have probably already been made and training sessions are well underway. Have you surrounded yourself with: […]

Keeping Netball Statistics

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Stats are a very useful tool to a coach.  They can be used as a measurement to a team’s development. If you have 10 players in a team, stats can keep those on the bench occupied.  One player can be doing Shooting Stats and the other two players can take the Game Stats.  Taking Game […]

Motherhood and Netball

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Your whole life changes as you know it… it’s no longer all about you…
  Being a new mum to my gorgeous 16mth old little boy some days has it challenges, but is more then worth it. Juggling being a working mum, a wife and playing netball at an elite level is something l could never […]