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Plan a netball practice next for 8 year olds

I just wanted some help planning a netball practice for 8 year old girls - about 1/2 - 45 minutes - the girls are just starting out

Since you don't have much time, basically you break the session up into Warmup, Ballskills or footwork, and a conditioned game.

for warmup, find a fun game.  Bib Tiggy, Rob the nest, Stuck in the Mud are all good fun starters.

Ball skills give them a ball between 2 and have them bounce the ball between each other, then pass them to each other ensuring they have correct hand placement and are catching the ball out front and away from their body.  

you can then put them into 2 teams and line them up about 2-3m apart and have them pass the ball down the line.  Show them a pivot but don't worry about making it correct but remind them as they pass the ball down the line and back.  you can have a competition on who can do this the quickest.

if you want to concentrate on footwork then set up a circuit using ladders, hoops to jump into, cones to zig zag around and maybe a spot to try shooting.

For your conditioned game you could pick a skill you taught them during the session and that is what you want them to concentrate on.  If you did passing you might play a game where you number each of them (you might need to break them into 2 teams and play at either end of the court) and they have to pass to each other in order around the court.  while its not their turn they need to find a place on the court where no one else is and keep moving around while each person gets their pass.

If its footwork you worked on, then think of a game where they have to run maybe in a couple of zig zag movements before getting the ball.  and if they don't then the opposite team gets the ball.

Hope that gives you some ideas.

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