Energy Netball Blog

Ball Fakes and Voice Fakes

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The art of using a ball fake or voice fake doesn’t just come with a coach’s instruction, it requires practice.  Fakes can be used all over the court although we mainly hear of them being used in the goal circle. Voice Faking: This situation can occur when the player with the ball is calling the […]

Netball Coaching Packages

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Energy Netball provides Coach Education, Mentoring during match play, Individual Player sessions and also Player Skills Clinics and team training sessions. Coach Education – working with coaches to improve their coaching skills and session planning Player Skills Clinics and Training Sessions – Open to all age groups Mentoring – working with the coach during the […]

Where to Start?

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Coaching is such a responsible job.  Usually voluntary and with little support and maybe you are helping out because your daughter is in a team without a coach.  As my heading says ‘where to start’? I’ve had the privilege of coaching kids five years and up.  What a delight.  These kids are sponges and with […]

Static Play

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What does Static Play mean?  The definition in the dictionary is ‘static meaning, definition, what is static: staying in one place without moving’. So where would this apply on court?   Sideline throw-ins, centre passes and backline throw-ins would be good examples of static play situations.  Players with the ball can feel pressured delivering the centre […]

Organising Your Court – Balance

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Creating structure when bringing the ball down the court, makes it easier to coach breakdowns and errors.  No structure will have many players going for the same ball and eventually this can lead to loss of possession. A mid court or centre third system can take stress off players as they know who goes for […]

Printing

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When printing the training sessions click on the session you want to print 2. Next click on expand 3. Click on allow 4. Click on the left side of the page, there is a print icon 5. Click on the icon full screen and the print process is visible 6. Printing

A Defensive Shooter

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The Australian style of play has encouraged both goalers to do equal amounts of work in the shooting circle.  In recent times it seems to have become different with regards to the roles of a Goal Attack and Goal Shooter. The Goal Shooter is becoming a dominant figure in the shooting circle.  Commanding and dictating […]

Driving Towards The Ball

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Give me cones or a line, two players and a ball and whalaa I have countless drills encouraging players to drive towards the ball. Using the line: Players begin driving to the thrower, receive a pass and pass back then back to the line.  Push off the line and drive again to the thrower, receive […]

Getting Free – Dodge, Forward & Back, Clear, Hold & Roll

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Coaching players to perform some prelim work so they are free to receive a pass would be a dream.  Imagine every player already being free so the ball glides down the court.  Achievable!! Getting free strategies work hand in hand with set moves.  For example players should have some sort of structure to work from […]

Defending in Front, Hands Over and Intercepting – Winning Strategies

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Defending in Front, Hands Over and Intercepting – Winning Strategies How many times do we hear in many sports that defence wins matches.   It does people!! Every training session is crucial when it comes to that one precious hour per week you have to teach your players skills. Many coaches concentrate on the attack end.  […]