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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


We recently chose the teams for netball at my school, i tried out for the junior pro team because everyone as in my team players say i'm good and that i will get in. But I did not get in i didn't get in the a's either im in the b's. I have the speed, i can shoot sometimes and I have really good defence. What am I doing wrong. netball is my life and I really want to get on the pro team because its the best and they travel to play netball and they play a lot of games which i love. Also after every game my right ankle aches and evrypart of my body aches, stretching doesn't help me what else should i do? Please help me find maybe what im doing wrong that the judges can see.

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I would love to become a netball coach but have no?

I would love to become a netball coach but have no idea where to start

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How to create a roster to fairly rotate a team of 10 players?

How to do a roster to rotate 10 netball players

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Netball Quiz Questions- Help Need More

I have found that my players worked well as a group and also really enjoyed a Quiz about Netball (both rules and history of netball in general)but I have run out of questions, I usually only finish our training sessions with one question for each member of our team and use any the following week that they got wrong so they are learning at the same time. If you have any ideas please let me know as I have searched the web and every other resource I can find, Some of the questions I have used are How many seconds can you hold the ball? How far away do you need to be before arms go up to defend? How is a short pass measured? Where does a ball need to be touched first after a centre pass? Name 2 examples of Good spartsmanship? Name the 7 Positions in a Netball Game How many players on a Netball court during a Game? (trick question, usually andswered with 7, keeps them on their toes) In which Country did netball begin? What is the Name of the Australian Netball Team? What time do we turn up for a Game on Saturdays? If you land on 2 feet while catching the ball, which foot can you pivot on? PLease help, I need more questions, we still have a long year ahead %3A) Thanks

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what are the different path ways in to netball?

what are the different path ways in to netball?

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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

Where are coaches permitted to stand during a game?

Hi, does anybody know exactly where the coaches are allowed to stand during a game? I have asked a few people already and they are not 100% sure . It would be great if anyone has the correct answer to this and/or where I could find it? Thanks

Mick Coach, Australia

Need help to get started with school girls.

Hi. I am a welfare worker at a primary school and had a bit of interest with playing netball in our lunch break once a week. We only have one net so we can only play half court and we have about 10 players.I only know netball through my daughter playing every weekend otherwise I've had zero experience.Do you have any suggestions how to get the girls started? Most of them never had played netball or even seen a game!Thank you

Haley Goodwin Coach, Australia

Foot work, I need examples

Hi there, Im coaching my childrens netball team and actually don't know much about netball. I have downloaded the 'Defensive moves to secure possession' plan so we can do some work but I don't understand what 'rolls, forward and back drives and weaves' are, have you got some examples so I can understand what these moves are?ThanksShae

shae hughes Coach, Australia

Plantinum vs unlimited plan

Can you please explain to me if there a difference between a Platinum membership and unlimited membership. i have an unlimiited membership and i am unable to open a number of plans as they have a cost against them, is this correct?

sadie brown Coach, Australia

How can we resolve this problem?

A netball player (Goal Defence) who was the anchor in the team was not recognised as a great team player and now that the season has started and I am the coach for this team, I see the kids would not pass the ball to her and is very indifferent towards her. This is coming from the parents of those kids. This little girl, with her dence skills drove the ball to other side and the team made their first score at interschool netball. She is under my wing now, how do I approach this situation and my response to the mum (ex netball captain) who has taken the time to watch every netball game.

Angel JP Coach, South Africa

New coach teaching new netballers Help

Would love some advice, I am a new coach about to start coaching 7-8 year olds who have never played netball before. I would love any advice you have for a new coach on how to structure the training session, any drills I should start with and fun ways to teach them the basic skills of netball

Allison Coach, Australia

walking netball

do you have drills for walking netball please or is Sportplan just for normal netball, as you can run and jump and we can't.

Maddie Parker Coach, England

Catching in netball

hello are there any types of catches in netball?If so please list them and fully explain.. It's for my P.E project

Lerato Rampupunyane Coach, United Kingdom

First time Netball coach

Hello, it will be my first time ever doing something netball related specifically coaching so I was just wondering if I could get help starting and initiating plans. I am experienced in Basketball so I am hoping this will help with drills and excerise.

paradise 0 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

Help! I'm 14 and am umpiring m...

Hello. I am a 14 year old girl. I have never umpired before, and i am expected to umpire this weekend.  I will be starting on 10-12 year olds. As you can see i dont have much experience at umpiring and i am pretty nervous that im going to stuff up or call the wrong award for the infringment that occured. I have read the Netball Australia umpiring book but some of the words are too fomral for my liking, i dont quiet undertsand. ANY TIPS PLEASE?!

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I'm a new coach with 2 players...

I am new to coaching this year and have a couple of girls who struggle to catch the ball despite 3 yrs of playing. One is quite scared and the other does not have good gross motor skills. Any suggestions on drills or games to improve these?

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Trying to stay a positive coac...

I am coaching 10 & 11yr old girls for the 2nd year purely because no one else wanted to do it - I've never even played netball and this site helps me every week, invaluable and we see tangible results. 1st year we won comp and championship, this year came 2nd in comp, champ starts this Sat. Two of the girls have told me their mums are changing them from this school team to another club (the one that won) next year 'cause "the coaching's not good enough for their child". All this teaches their child is that if your team isn't winning, go to another - forget about loyalty. Sometimes it difficult to take this on the chin. Any advice?

Leah Coach, New Zealand
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