Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Quickness drill

Player one (A) stands, feet apart, holding at arms length a ball, directly in front of her.
Player two (B) Starting from a position directly behind F makes rapid side steps on alternate sides to touch the ball
Change after 30 seconds. Repeat 6 times

Friday, October 13, 2006

huddle up and lets talk about reputation or character

Reputation or Character

So offend sports and everyday life can bring the true character out in you. We are just wanting to encourage you to see which is more imporant this world. Is the most imporant to you being your reputation, or is your true character shining through today! Something to think about not only as netball player, but as a person!

Reputation is what you are supposed to be.
Character ist what you are.
Reputation is a photograph.
Character is your face.
Reputation is what you have when you come to a new place.
Character is what you have when you go away.
Reputation is learned in an hour.
Character does not come to light for years.
Reputation is made in a moment.
Character is built in a lifetime.
Reputation grows like a mushroom.
Character grows like an oak.
Reputation is made from a single newspaper report.
Character is built life of toil.
Reputation makes you rich or poor.
Character makes you happy or miserable.
Reputation is what men say about you on your tombstone.
Character ist what the angels say about you around the throne of God.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Netball rebounding drill

Netball rebounding drill

In this netball rebounding drill, you have players pick partners 1 shooter, 1 rebounder. Shooter has 10 shots from under the post. Rebounder defends each shot and collects the rebound. Having changed round, the exercise is then repeated from a little further out.

Key Coaching points:
* Shooter must set up and get balanced before taking the shot.
* Shooter must follow every shot and attempt the rebound against the defence.

Netball rebounding drill

Netball warm up game, warm up drill

Netball warm up game, warm up drill
some call duck and goose, fox and geese, whatever you want to call it.

Description of the netball warm up drill or warm up game:

This netball warm up drill and netball warm up game you need 3 players. All of the first three players, players 1, 2 and 3 all hold the hips of the player in front of them. The defender (opposite player) tries to tag the back of one of the other nominated players (in this case player 3).

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Turning and changing direction

Turning and changing direction
footwork netball drill

The player run into a space. Then on the whistle jump into the air, landing right or left. Turn on first landing foot, point other foot into new space and run into it.
Same can be done with a ball. On the whistle, throw ball in the air, jump, catch, land and pivot.

Coaching key points: Could spread cones or anything ( or old carpet squares ) on ground for the players to run towards and land on.

netball footwork drill

Netball Footwork Drill

Description: 4 players or more. 1 ball.
Blue 1 drives forward to receive the ball from White 1.

Blue 1 lands, turns and feeds to Blue 2, before returning to the back of the blue line.

Blue 2 feeds to White 1 driving on to the ball.

Coaching key notes:

* Have your players or remind them not to rush through this drill.
* Remind them to jump to receive the ball.
* Focus on landing with there knees bent and balanced!

Netball Footwork Drill

Netball court diagram

To go with the blank court diagram, here are a few quick bits.

A Netball court is divided into 3 thirds, with a Goal third at each end & the middle third being called the Centre Third.

The long lines down the side of the court are called the Side Lines, the end lines called the Base Lines & the lines dividing the thirds are called Transverse lines.

The semi-circles at each end are called Goal Circles and is the only area on the court from where a gaol can be scored. There is a post with a ring attached in the middle of the base line at each end and a goal is scored when the ball is shot from the Goal Circle & it passes through the Goal Ring.

In the centre of the court is a circle called appropriately enough, the Centre Circle. From inside the Centre Circle a player starts the game with the ball and passes to someone on their team. this is called the Centre Pass. After a goal is scored, the ball comes back to the Centre Circle for another Centre Pass, with each team taking alternate Centre Passes.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

netball, netball handling drills, and ball control

Here are some basic netball drils. Look at how much fun these girls are having with this great sport of netball. Here are some basic netball handling drills. These drills help you get a good feel for the ball, ball control, and conditioning!

Check out this AWESOME netball video!

Monday, September 11, 2006

netball the game of inches

Netball is a fast pace game where one inch or cm could make the difference in the outcome of the game. An cm or inch here or there, an shot an cm or inch off is missed, a pass an inch off is stolen. This is why the smallest things such as a cm or inch could be the difference of a win or lose for your team.

Your team really needs to focus on doing all the little things taking it cm or inch at a time to success. You've got to make sure you're doing all the little things that can add up and give you a big advantage and help you succeed.

I would like to make this illustration to help paint the picture better for. The carpenter is making a table. Well, if he starts by making just one of the legs of this table a cm or inch shorter or longer. Then that table wabble for the rest of the time! No really likes a wabbling table to eat on! But, because the carpenter was just one cm or inch off from the start now the complete table is defected!

As an offensive player, having the chance to gain a cm or inch with quick moves and quick decisions is a great way to gain yourself a clear advantage over the defense.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

netball coaching tips, coaching ideas to keeping it fresh

Netball coaching tips to keep things fresh, fun, and fantastic times. These are some things that came up with coaching younger netball teams. These are young netball players that sometimes have a hard time focusing and working hard for long period of times. So here are some coaching tips of getting the most of your players.

1. Make training short and sharp - 1 hour max. but they work hard for that
time...and I mean hard!
2. Vary each session so that sometimes ball work is at the end and tactics
at the start etc.
3. Sometimes just organise a practice match or round robin.
4. Sometimes play a game but I find setting very specific goals for 5 min
segments works well. Set a goal, play for 5 mins - 1min only break to assess
and set the next goal - play another 5mins etc. This can keep players really
focused especially if you set a goal that can be kept score.
5. Try to make all drills into a game of some sort so players don't know
they are learning. Some coaches teach totally through games and structure it
so players are discovering things themselves. This can work very well.

Remember if something has worked very well one week it's unlikely to work
well the next.....keep coming up with different ideas. Coaching certainly
is challenging....but rewarding too.