Energy Netball Blog

Minority versus Majority

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I’ve been asked to write this post for a long time now and I suppose it’s a blog I try to avoid. I’ve Coached many teams, elite and not elite (including my two daughters from the age of six). I currently Coach and have Coached many Players and Coaches across the State of Queensland. I […]

Flat Drives – Coach Killers

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So many times we hear the Commentators and Coaches in SSN call out Players executing flat drives. (By the way, when the Coaches ask for angles that means what’s currently happening, is flat). This really is an important part of the game that needs addressing on a regular basis. The first diagram indicates a WA […]

Ball, Thrower, Defender and Attacker

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Every training session give this drill a go.  You could be working on attack, defence or passing and a ball between three can bring on some amazing results. Passing is ball placement.  How many times have your watched your players throw behind their team mates and not in the space to where they are driving?  […]

Creating Space

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  Clearing leads Clearing leads and drives Clearing leads and re-offers If you look at the Selection Criteria on the Netball Australia Website for Under 15’s, there are so many ideas for training sessions right there. One of my favourite training sessions is ‘Clearing’.  As an athlete I loved them and as a Coach I […]

Netball Balancing Act

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Revisiting an old wobble board workout, we now have Balance Cushions available. I was remembering those cold mornings at the Australian Institute of Sport, finding our wobble boards, wall and a ball. Now that I’m working with so many young players I’ve identified a lack of balance and it tends to contribute to poor shooting […]

Filming is underway

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Energy Netball New Generation Website upgrade is underway.  Filming has begun and the new look website will be exciting. All drills will have a printable PDF and be accompanied by a video. The website will also support all devices.

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 […]