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What is the best age for girls to start netball training?

What is the best age for girls to start netball training?Submitted by email

Sportplan Team Coach, United Kingdom

Help with coaching 8 year olds what drills should i?

Help with coaching 8 year olds what drills should i use as they are playing netta netball.

brenda rogers Coach, Australia

how to get core strength up?

I assistant coach a year 5 team who have horrible core strength and they can not do planks and apparently 'sit ups are too easy' and they can't do push ups. What can i do to give them more core strength??

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How do I motivate my u/9?

How do I motivate my u/9 girls to continue practicing and playing netball? They are playing for a 2nd season and have not won a game yet. They only starting playing netball last year for the 1st time.

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Are the rules for sub-Juniors the same as for Nettas and Juniors?

Are the rules for Sub-Juniors that same as those for Juniors or Netta?  Haven't got our rule books as yet and have our first training session this week! Any advise appreciated!

Kelly Martin Coach, Australia

How to coach kids that have never played netball before?

This year I was given the u/10 and u/11 netball girls to coach but none of them has ever played netball where do I start

Elizmari van der Watt Coach, South Africa

what if my team dont want to train? what do i do?

my team always sit down and they never want to run so what do I do. we lose nearly every game and they blame the coach but its their own fault

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Any drills to encourage players to move in front of defenders?

My junior squads tend to ask for a ball to be passed to them, even when there is a defender nearby-often resulting in interceptions. I have tried playing bounce pass only games which works really well, just wondered if anyone had any other ideas I could try ?

jill Coach, Wales

How to keep training interesting but effective?

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

Fun session to boost moral for senior girls

I would like to do a fun session with my 17 year old as we are at the bottom of the ladder and will not make finals now.

Caroline Woodford Coach, Australia

Mother and daughter netball camp

I am having a mother and daughter netball camp and would like you to help me. Do you have any suggestions on this? It is going to be helping the mothers to inspire their daughter to have the love towards netball. Thanks Dawnita

Dawnita Coach, South Africa

First training session, get to know each other

What drills should I do on the first training session for everyone to get to know each other? The girls I'm coaching are in year 3 and 4.

Zoe Coach, Australia

First Time Coach Need Guidance for 10 year olds

What easy drills can be used for 10 year olds as I have never coached before. I would like to have some fun games as well if anyone has some easy ones. Throwing skills are needing attention as well.

Kerrillea Ryde Coach, England

IN NEED OF AVDICE, girls bored at netball training

Our girls have recently become unmotivated and bored with netball, i want to make training tonight fun and exciting, does anyone have any ideas of what we can do. Drills and or bonding excersies? xx

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1 player struggling what do I do!?

Hi I have a new team of 7/8 year olds and we have one very weak player that doesn't move or listen nor catch the ball. Any advice? I need to play her in all positions as they move around to learn them all but feel she needs to learn one at a time. She says she just wants to shoot but that's difficult when she can't catch. Other players aren't passing to her either as she doesn't movebinto position. Any advice would be great! The rest of the time are thriving!! Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Coach, Australia

Planning a 12 week Junior session (6-12 yr olds)

I'm due to start coaching some 6-12yr olds in February (have a meeting ahead of that in a week). At the moment I don't have any idea about abilites or previous experience but plan to ask about that next week, though I am guessing it won't be much, especially the younger ones. At the same time, I will be hepling to mentor some new coaches to help them progress (they will be Level 1 so assistant level in England). Any good tips for starting points? I have 12 weeks with them (all 1 hour sessions). My thoughts were to start with things like basic techniques for passing and getting footwork correct before moving onto attacking and defending principles as well as making sure there are plenty of fun games they can take part in.

Anne-Marie Clegg Coach, England

Training with kids and parents...

Hi, This week I'm planning an extra fun training session for my U9's. After an all day carnival on the weekend, I thought having the parents join in our session could be fun. Has anybody done this and got any good ideas for games that would work for the kids and parents - any ideas for fun ways to modify the rules for a full court game that would even up the girls and parent's skills would be appreciated too. Thanks in advance.

Michelle Evans Coach, Australia

Keeping girls motivated when l...

Hi, I'm co-coaching an U13 team. The players are a mix of experienced, but mostly inexperienced players, with a couple of players who are really talented (these are two of our inexperienced players). All players are new to each other. The girls won every game at the district grading days and we were upgraded two levels. We are now in round 6 of the competition and the girls have lost every game and we just lost from the team that was below them on the ladder. We've had a couple of injuries and one was quite bad in round 4 requiring surgery which has shaken the girls as well. They are starting to lose heart and their game is deteriorating. How do we keep them motivated?

Coach, Australia

First training session, get to...

What drills should I do on the first training session for everyone to get to know each other? The girls I'm coaching are in year 3 and 4.

Zoe Coach, Australia

Increasing enthusiasm for 5-8y...

I am coaching a little net set go team (set tier) with ages 5-8. Usually I coach high school girls. A mum of one of the 7 yr olds just messaged me with this: "i was just wondering If you have any tips to help us get Miss S enthused about netball, she isn't enjoying it but wants to "give it more time" (her words)." We only have a half hour training session before we play as no one else will coach but this is the only time I can do training and there are players from another town so this is the best option for everyone. We play a couple of warm up drills/games and practice 1 skill ready for our game. I have covered the basics of passing and footwork so far. None of my team have ever played before, but 4 of them did the net set go - net tier last year. The girl has only played 2 games so far as we have had a bye. So far she has had a go at positions GK, GD, GS, GA, and WA. She is the tallest girl in the team and so tends to get a fair amount of the ball. Any ideas on what to suggest to this mum?

Heidi Hawley Coach, Australia
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