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what does a new coach say to her new team

At the start of season what should a coach say to her new team. what thing's should a coach expect of her team?

Hi Anne. As a new coach I feel it is important to have a meet and greet session. Ask the players parents to come along for a portion of the training session so you can get to know who they are. I ask all my girls to fill in a quick "getting to know you" questionnaire, which they take home and bring to the next session. You can ask their name, date of birth, how long they've played netball, what their preferred positions are, do they go to school with any of the other girls, who are their emergency contacts, what they hope to get out of this year of netball etc etc. Some girls are happy to just play with their friends where as others want to learn or be competitive. I make a point of remembering the girls names right off. From the meet and greet you can run a basic skills session to assess their skills and whether they are at the level you think they might be. Check their passing and catching and general ball skills as well as their positioning and all the other basic skills such as footwork etc. You don't have to have all the answers straight up, but you do have to be concise and tell the team what you expect from them at each training session and game day, such as listening, respecting each other, being on time etcGood luck. coaching is very rewarding. I hope you enjoy it!
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