Netball: decision making

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Advice on throw in from defend...

My defenders are having a lot of trouble getting the ball in from out of court. 1 issue is the goal keep really struggles with quick decision making autistic) thinking of trying gd throw in instead as we seem to llose the ball every time. Any advice would b appreciated (8-10 yr olds age of team)

Rachel Coach, New Zealand

How to keep training interesti...

My girls are winning almost all of their games and have even moved up a grade. I am now struggling to think of ideas and ways to keep them going. Any Ideas Please????

Nicole Coach, New Zealand

Who can send me an example of a training session for?

Who can send me an example of a training session for a A3 team where the training lasts 1 hours from warn up to warm down

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Does anyone have any exercises or drills to stop my girls passing to th other team??

Does anyone have any exercises or drills to stop an entire team of girls from passing the ball to the defenders instead of their own team mates...? THey can all throw a pass to each other in training, I've tried adding pressure situations where they have defenders to evade to replicate the real game but in games they cannot seem to get it!

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Does anyone have any good drills for defending an over?

Does anyone have any good drills for defending an over head feed into the circle?

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Where can I find benchmarks/goals set?

Goals or standards set for each age group from u/9 to senior level. As in what is required from an u/13 player in order for her abilities and skill as well as her fitness to be good at this age level. Agility? Sprinting? etc.

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Getting the core basics right with new netballers?

When coaching first timers (U11) I am focussing on trying to get the basics of passing, catching, footwork and creating space right but do you think I should be pushing them harder and with more tricky drills or keep sticking to the core basics first - some are taking a while to get solid with these basics! Don't want to turn them off our beautiful game! Any good ideas to get the girls to learn basics would be welcomed - I am trying everything!!

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Two weak U13 players in my team are not improving. What can I do?

coaching u13s have 6 good players and 2 that this their first season.For this first half of the season most of their training has been catching and throwing .I find that they are not improving so on game days the other players are reluctant to pass it to them as they either drop the ball or pass it to the opposition.I am struggling to know what to do 

Michelle Thomas Coach, Australia

Ideas for improving focus and calming our defenders?

My defenders often loose focus and try to concentrate on too much. They watch the ball, their player, where the post is, our player, there wings, put up wrong arms, run past player etc. Our drills are spot on, and training is generally very good, but when we get into a game they loose confidence, panic and and look like they are being turned inside out. They are 15/un Open.

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Quick decision making when passing?

I have a 13 yr old who struggles to pass off quickly and always looks for a better option. When passing in drills her passes are strong but in a game they are weak and inaccurate. What drills can work on with her to assist?

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Toss ups no more? Are they still part of the game?

At a recent game the opposition umpire said that we no longer do toss ups and rather rudely overruled my team's umpire. I have not been formally involved in umpiring for about 5 years and had not heard this - toss ups were still in the rule book when I did the online umpiring test earlier this year. Can anyone enlighten me?

maa Coach, Australia

What to do when a player can't attend training?

Hi I have a player who has recently taken up another sport and cannot attend training at all but can attend the weekend game. We are half way through the season. I am not sure whether its fair to give this player as much game time as the other girls and just wanted to know what other coaches might do in this situation. Thanks

Georgina Nixon Coach, Australia

Drills for movement in the attacking circle?

What are the best drills to train GS and GA timely movement in the attacking circle?

D Agius Coach, Malta


what is the goal if this activity

kara Coach, Australia

coaching two different age groups

How can you make under 13s, under 15s, and under 17s training different as some players play on more than 1 team.

Chloe Coach, Australia

Faster playing of the ball in ...

Hi there, I need help with one of my teams. They are u/12 and a very good side but I would love to get them to start playing faster. They tend to wait too long before passing the ball which in turn makes the receiver also wait longer before leading or dodging to receive ball. Any drills?Tx Minette

MINETTE ROUX Coach, South Africa


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