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difficult player distracting training

I have a particular player who disrupts training constantly, she doesnt concentrate and undermines me often, she chooses which part of training she wants to do and refuses to do the rest, if forced to do it she sulks and puts the whole team into a mood. I need an approach with her that will get her attention at training and her respect.

Have you suggested to her that she takes a training, however she would need to show you her lesson plan on what she was going to deliver to the team. Give her some responsibility and ownership and she may see training differently. 

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Bring in a guest coach and warn all the girls that it's a real slavedriver. You act as Assistant Coach. If her attitude improves for the guest coach you have an angle to work with - ask that she shows the same degree of respect during sessions to you a you were so impressed by her attitude on this occasion.
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She wouldn't come up with a training plan she would tell everyone to go home. I have got a guest coach coming to train soon i think that will make a difference. I think her problem with me is that she thinks I havn't taught her anything and that I have nothing valuable to teach her on any level, she is rude and insolent which shows her lack of respect for me, probably a phase she is going through as she does seem to think its cool to disobey the rules and be a smart aleck to adults. I do have an unconventional coaching method due to a number of the girls on the team coming from difficult upbringing and a lack of family support, I find myself teaching life skills along with netball sometimes, and when Emily first started with our team last season (her first game of netball ever) she was so shy and awkward, it took a lot to get her out of her shell and with that came confidence, now just a little too much confidence lol! Last season I was team manager, this year coach as no one else wanted to spare the time for the motley crew team who chose to stay together from the previous year, despite not having won a single game all season! I have managed one win with the girls this year which i am proud of, and I know i have taught the girls so much, they are 100% on this time last year and if only i could get certain players like Emily to start playing as a team and putting in more effort at training we could even make finals this year, its not individual skill we lack in, its team work and game strategy...

 

have you tried the old "you don't have to do the training, but no training means no game time, its totally your choice, that you do not mind either way.  but if you don't feel like training then would she mind going to sit on the side."  let her know she has Xmins to make her decision and that if she CHOOSES to train then she is choosing to be quiet and listen and that although she may know the drill and be able to perform it well, that not everyone else has mastered it yet and you would appreciate her support and help to get everyone else up to speed.  If she interferes then ask her politely to again sit on the side line until she is ready to train, but that is another quarter she won't be playing.  everyone has to earn the right to play.  you must then back up what you say and not play her for the time frame you said.

playing is a privilege not a right.  I think as parents we forget to back up the coach when they are teaching our kids important life lessons like this. keep it up. (if nothing works go to the club coaching coordinator and seek assistance)

 

 

How old is she? How I would handle the situation would largely depend upon her age.
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I had a good training this week with the team, despite there only being 5 players present, I think it was easier having less girls there, I ended up playing a position in a half court scratch match, most of the training session and i changed positions so that each player had the 1 on 1 with me, I showed them a few different ways for them to beat me to the ball and what i was going to do to stop them, or counterplay each action. It worked marvelously! It also showed them that they may be fitter, younger and in much better health than me but all I need to better them is the will to push a bit harder, to want the ball more - is to have the ball more! I think getting in the ring with them makes them feel more equal. Anyway let's hope the results show positively at tomorrows game...

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