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How to get the players effort at training??

How to get 14yr olds putting in the effort at training? My girls start each drill with vigour, then they start cutting corners, slowing down, and it seems completely forgetting what the drill is about. We have had some stern discussions about the value of the drills and how they relate to the game etc, and they all nod their heads like they understand but their actions (or half hearted actions more like) speak volumes! I'm wondering why I'm bothering. Any suggestions??

if they start out with interest and vigor, and then it peaters off, then there is a good indication that maybe the drills become boring, and uninteresting, and maybe are done for too long.  if you have a tedious drill, that is worth while, then make it a race between 2 teams.  youll be surprised how many drills you can turn into a competition that will help keep their interest, more so if the prize is the other team has to do a certain skill (ie, situps, burpees, pushups, laps...ect) if they lose.

try having drills that you can progress through as they master each one, that will help keep their attention.  this age group is a difficult one, but try and keep their attention by keeping them moving and working as a team (even if it is against one another...lol)

I had the same problem with my girls at one point. No matter what drills you do... nothing makes them work hard.

I introduced 'Playlist Night'. Whoever puts in the hardest at training gets to bring in musci of their choice to be played at the next training session. 

We also do things like:

  • Personal Training/ Boot Camp (instead of skills)
  • Whistle Training (When I blow my whistle.. the girls have to sprint to the transverse line and pita - HARD!) it's amazing once you start laughing at their style and encourage them to do it correctly.. they laugh to!
  • Net-spiration: Make the team a small collection of inspirational quotes to hand on their netball bag.

Hope these helps boost the motivation of your girls :D

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