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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.  […]

Coach Accreditation in Australia

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Coach Accreditation in Australia Just a reminder to all coaches working towards a coaching accreditation. Below is the Netball Australia Accreditation Framework. It is important to familiarise yourself with this Framework and what is required to complete your accreditation in the time frame given to you from start to finish of each level. I have […]

Mentoring

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Mentoring Coaching players is not only rewarding also an ongoing learning curve for the coach. There are many resources out there to assist coaches to improve their knowledge and one form of coach development that is becoming more popular is mentoring. Coaches aiming for accreditation should have had the ability to have a mentor, usually […]

Theme Related Training Sessions

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What is the skill your team will refine for tonight’s training session? Every training should be viewed as precious coaching time with your players. For example, if you were to plan your session on various ways to get free, how many variations will you coach and how much time will you dedicate to coaching each […]

National Coach has called for the Shoulder Pass

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I attended a Netball Queensland Workshop last weekend before the Firebirds game.  Lisa Alexander, our National Coach, stressed that the Shoulder Pass needs to be coached correctly from a young age. This Australian pass is an important part of our game and as Lisa pointed out we must coach the Shoulder Pass to be used […]