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Hi i am new to teaching and im teaching netball to year 5. I have never taught this in my life! Please Help! Do you have to teach the full game or do can you play in mini teams eg 4 groups of 6 without using bibs and positiions. I only have 4 weeks to teach it and they are still practising passing and catching skills, can anyone help please?
If you only have 4 weeks to teach them then put them on the court with bibs on and play. Teach them as they play, explain where each position is allowed to go to each player whilst they are on the court and umpire concentrating on contact, stepping, offside & 3 feet. Other skills like catching, throwing, running will improve with time and most kids can do this anyway. I also use a flat "3 FEET" stick so that the girls can physically see what 3 feet looks like. I hope some of this helps, but it is a big call to teach them in 4 weeks - good luck.
I suggest focusing on the four most basic elements of netball. Footwork and Movement; Catching and Passing; defending and attacking; shooting and set play. For each training session focus on one of these elements. For example if you were focusing on footwork and movement encompass a warm up game which involves running around and making space like tigi. Then find drills which look at landing on two feet or one foot and then balancing yourself by pivoting. For the attacking and defending session you could focus on 3 feet and leads. Remember to be confident, and encouraging and not let the team know about your worries. I've always noticed that when I coach kids pep talks can work wonders.
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