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Including Basics in Every Training Session

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What are the basics?  My interpretation of basics would be passing and footwork.  If I was to coach a team of seven-year old’s, passing and footwork would be top of the list. Ok, so once those basics have been repeated on many occasions, sprayed with basics drills and game situations then it’s time to layer […]

Defending the Space

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Attackers defending space seems to be becoming more of a trend in the senior levels. With the rules allowing equal body on body, this will assist the attacker (which is really every player on court), to hold space and protect this space for a drive or a ball. To receive a pass from a ‘defending […]

Coaching 6-9 year old’s Comes With Great Responsibility

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After a full week of coaching juniors, the challenging task of teaching basics to newbies has been a privilege. I have a strong belief that a six year old being introduced to Netball skills is like a sponge.  Teach them anything and they will try their hardest to get it correct.  I cannot stress enough […]

Error Detection and Correction

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This would have to be one of the most important components in a Coaching role. For example, a Coach has a team of 10 players and has planned a training session with the training session having the theme of Shoulder Pass.  Yes, it’s important to perform correct technique of the pass but are Coaches continuing […]

Yearly Planner for Training Sessions

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Right from the get go make your season so much easier by designing your own yearly planner. It’s easy to get distracted by match play and interruptions so to have a series of trainings that are theme based keeps your team on track for skill development. For example, this is how your season could begin: […]

Printing

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If subscribers are having an issue with printing, there is a current issue with Chrome and Adobe Flash Player. We have recently upgraded the web page to correct this and hopefully it is now ok but if you are using Chrome, you will need to go the top right hand corner, select the three dots […]

Using the Line to get out on Centre Pass

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Variation on Centre Pass options is always an advantage for any team.  A team should have at least three set moves to take the stress out of a static situation. A one on one defence gives an opportunity for the GA or WA to use the line and a strong Netball stance to get out […]

Dodging – Single, Double, Straight Lead

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The most common way to get free is by probably using the ‘Dodge’.  I’m not sure if many coaches are teaching the dodge and let us not assume that players use this on court.  If you have a close look at how your player are getting free, you will be surprised how many can’t dodge […]

The Word “No”

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The Australian and New Zealand Netball season is fast approaching for Representative and Club teams.  Coaches are hard to find especially good ones so Associations and Clubs are scratching around appointing Coaches.  Some appointment decisions are based on experience and some on accreditation and of course some on both.  In my experience, not all the […]

The Art of Intercepting

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When a player intercepts a pass from the opposition that is considered gold.  The more possession your team earns, pressure is taken off the shooters and invariably more points will appear on the board. Never assume your players can intercept a pass.  There is a skill to intercepting that requires attention at training.  Players need […]