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Any ideas/advice as to how to organise a fair roster for 2 reserves each week?

I am coaching an under 9As netball team in their first year of competition.  I have 6 experienced players and 3 new players who have never played before.  There are 9 in the team so there will always be 2 reserves.   I am wondering if anyone has any ideas or advice as to how to organise/rotate the players each week so they each have their turn off.  The girls need to have equal time on the court.  I also don't want to disrupt their teamwork and want to keep the team as strong as possible at all times.  Any ideas would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Hi have have had similar situations and the best way that I have found is to separate the quarters off for the weaker players, keeping 6 strong player on court. On the 1 quarter where you need to have only 5 strong player i have tended to make that the 1st or 2nd quarter depending on the strength of the opposition. I also keep a record sheet on which quarter and which game they have had time off. this will stop any parent arguments that their child is not getting equal court time and helps me to monitor who is on and off over a period of weeks.

Hi I like to rotate the two reserves on each quarter, by rights that means every player get 3/4 play and 1 player gets a full game. Then to make it fair, a different player has a full game each week. Keep a stronger team for the last quarter - which means one or two of the weaker players is on the sideline. Hope that helps :)

Hi. I used the following roster when my girls were this age: 10 players - Off, GK, GD, off, WD, C, WA, off, GA, GS. 9 players - GK, GD, WD, off, C, WA, GA, off, GS. 8 players - GK, GD, WD, C, off, WA, GA, GS. Each quarter the girls move position in this order, next game they go to the next position on roster. I found this gives all players experience in all positions and solves all the arguements.

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