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Strength Training in Kids

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Strength Training in Kids Two of the most common questions I get from parents are 1) When can my child start strength training, and 2) Why is my child not doing the same training as the open team? There are two very simple answers to these questions. Most people will say that children should not […]

What to Work on Before Finals

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What to Work on Before Finals After working with your players throughout the season, you should now know the areas that require a little more work as you enter into semis and finals. The shooting circle is always an area that needs work so put that down on your list.  Make sure your centre passes […]

Too Much Contact

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Too Much Contact A pattern is starting to appear through the age groups of our game with players becoming a lot more physical and contact being overlooked with an advantage call and game to continue. When is enough, enough?  At what stage does a coach intervene and start to seriously look at protecting her or […]

At what age does the focus on development change to winning

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At what age does the focus on development change to winning? I receive many questions based a coach making the decision ‘Do I play to win or try to get all the players on the court?’ In every team some players will be stronger than others.  Not only in ability, they also may show more […]

Putting Goalers/Shooters under pressure at training

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If the ball doesn’t go through the ring then everything you have worked on during the season is fruitless.  Shooters must finish off as that is their job just as every other position on the court has a responsibility to do their job. Including pressure shooting during your training sessions will pay off.  The downside […]

Scoreboard Anxiety

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We’ve all seen it, too much emphasis on winning increases players’ anxiety. They end up expending their emotional energy worrying about whether they will win or lose and that higher anxiety causes them to make more mistakes — they play tentatively and timidly. Ultimately, anxiety undercuts self-confidence, which affects performance and takes the joy out […]

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 […]