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Age Appropriate Warm Ups

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One warm up doesn’t fit all.  From younger players to more senior players you should tailor a warm up that suits the level and age group of your team. Senior players require a longer warm up rather than ball work.  For example,  for a team in a lower division and more than half of the […]

Bench Behaviour

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What is acceptable behaviour on the bench or maybe the question should be what is NOT acceptable bench behaviour? Over the years I have experienced some extremely poor behaviours on the bench but lately a few observations make bench life very interesting. So who do you think should reprimand players not involving themselves in the […]

Four Cones – Amazing Results

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Four Cones – Amazing Results At the moment I’m really into footwork and I don’t think you can give your players too much.  Working on change of direction, speed, agility, balance and control can help develop all players. If you purchase those small plastic cones and bring to every training, after your warm up get […]

During the Breaks

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Direction, focus, teamwork, confidence, belief and more could describe what a coaches comments can contribute to quarter and half time breaks. As a coach I always have a game plan.  I’ve worked on my strategies and skills during the week, know my opposition and are aware of my team’s capabilities. The other day when I […]

Every Player is a Blank Canvas

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Starting off your season with a new team is extremely exciting as each player is a blank canvas. Each player has potential and it is a coach’s role to tap into that potential and develop them to be the best they can be. There is one obstacle that can stop you from painting and that […]

Energy Drinks

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Just a question for all coaches – do you know the effect on your players when they drink an energy drink before training or a game? I have a rule that no player is to train or take the court if they have consumed an energy drink before training or a game.  My reason is […]

Personal Coaching Diary

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Buy yourself an exercise book and keep a record of all your coaching sessions.  This would be your personal coaching diary. In this diary you would write up what you have coached in your session, areas to work on, players that need work in certain areas as well as making sure you are covering all […]

Shooting Accuracy

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If the ball doesn’t go through the ring then what is the point. You have coached your players to turn ball over with defensive strategies to only work it into the goal circle and watch precious possession wasted. Not only is this a coaches nightmare but also spare a thought for the other players especially […]

England Win Test Series

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England Coach, Anna Mayes, has made history today.  Her exciting coaching style has given England the fire they have been missing since their first International match beating Australia 2-0 in the Test Series. Whenever I get the opportunity to watch an international I love watching different coaching styles.  Australia lacked structure all over the court and […]

Accountability Sessions

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If you have asked your players to do extra fitness work during the week then you will need to monitor their progress. One way to make sure you know if players are doing extra and also practicing their shots is to provide them with an exercise book at the beginning of the season.  There was […]