I have seagulls on the court!

I have seagulls on the court!

Hi there.I am looking for a session to help me with my 9 year olds to teach them to find space on the court. At this point the ball is a chip and they are the hungry sea gulls squawking for it. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

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Sportplan TeamAdministrator, United Kingdom

Hi Colleen, or in fact both Colleens!

We have a number of excellent drills here at Sportplan to help you coach your players to understand the importance of creating space on court. I have included a drill for you below to get you started at your next training session. Alternatively if you type finding space into the search bar, you`ll find a number of sessions purely focusing on this - all of which have been rated highly!

Hope that helps for both of you!

The Sportplan Team

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Lee-annes NetballCoach, Australia

this is always a hard one at such young ages, for their desire for the ball, tends to over ride the need to be patient and keep the space open.

there is a game called numbers, where each player has a number and you must pass the ball in order of your number and if it isnt your number then you must find space and wait. good to play in groups of no more than 6 to ensure no one is just standing around too long getting bored. once they get the hang of that you can put them in pairs and have defence to deal with too as well as passing in order. to help them find space better you can put some markers around the court, that they can run to when they have passed the ball to someone, and tell them they arent allowed to just return to where they just ran from.

hope that helps.

Netball CoachCoach

Thank You ladies. You have been a great help and good luck to you Colleen. How random is that, I hardly ever met another Colleen. Thanks again

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