Ready for the Season Ahead

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The beginning of the season is upon us in Aussie and New Zealand. Selections have probably already been made and training sessions are well underway.
The beginning of the season is upon us in Aussie and New Zealand. Selections have probably already been made and training sessions are well underway.
Have you surrounded yourself with:

  • A supportive School, Club or Association Parents or partners willing to lend a hand with those extra jobs
  • A wonderful Manager
  • And a group of willing players

If you have a supportive network this makes the season more enjoyable.
Now, to organise your training sessions for the season. Surf through the coaching resources and work out how to approach your season. Go through the passing and footwork drills so players are aware of the techniques you are requesting for the season and then get straight onto court work and ensure your players have positional and court awareness before your first competition match.
There are many skills a netball player requires and each training they will acquire another one. Each time you coach a new skill, be sure to repeat the skill in future training sessions so players automatically perform the skill on court. Remember, you cannot ask your player to perform a skill that you have not practiced. In an important match, at a crucial moment of the game, under extreme pressure at a quarter or half time break be careful not to ask a player to do something he or she is not aware of, confident of or have no idea how to perform.
The more skills you can teach your players, gives them more information to go out on court with and the more confident your players will be as a team and as individuals.
Knowledge is everything to both players and coaches. Players are hungry for it and coaches are the educators. Give your players quality information and let them enjoy performing the skills out on the court.