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Where do I start with 5year olds completely new to?

Where do I start with coaching 5year olds completely new to the game of netball. I am also new to coaching!

Start by keeping things very basic. little games like "squash the spider" to help them learn pivoting. Basically, they run forward, stop, push up on toe and turn with other leg as if they are squashing a spider. Tag, where they are in a group situation, you put two players into the middle of a group of players and the two that are in have to try and "tag" the players running around by throwing the ball too each other, using netball rules, i.e. no running, passing ball quickly, etc. When they tag someone , then that person is considered "in" as well and they join trying to tag others. Limit the area to maybe the goal circle or third, so as players can't run too far away.

Rose try to get hold of the Net Set Go program developed in Australia. It covers a lot of basic work that would cover you and your little team. Regards Mark Jones

Rose, Get hold of the Netball NZ Publication Future Ferns Netball. It gives detailed Sessions for 2 full years. It is an excellent resource. My junior coaches swear by it.

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