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What to do as coach when you come up against a rough, aggressive team?

How do you advise your team as Coach when they come up against a rough and agressive team?  What is the best way to cope with rough play. Thanks

Jane White Coach, Australia

Is this type of defending an advantage or disadvantage?

I play school and state netball as a GK/GD, when my other player is defending the GS or GA, I hold on to her defenders leg/hand for an extra lean. Because I'm quite larger and taller than most girls and already have a pretty good lean, when I ask my defender to hold me so that i am closer to deflecting the shot, she uses two of her hands and her body strength to hold me. My coach told me not to do this because she believed I wasn't allowing myself nor my other player to get an intercept or rebound, even though we had gotten most rebounds and had gotten a few intercepts with this technique. Is this an disadvantage or advantage to us?

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Drills for off season improvement?

Hi there, we are in South Africa, and the Netball season is pretty much over until next year. What Drills and practices can my daughter do on her own to keep her eye and mind sharp? She will be in the schools 1st team next year if all goes well. This year she was chosen to play for the provincial team so we want to build on this achievement. She plays GA or GS and still practises her goal shooting but what else? Please help

Lizelle Erasmus Coach, South Africa

Lead & Drive drill what happens when you add the 2nd centre?

The lead & drive drill looks good but does not add the 2nd centre which would obviously be standing in front of the GA, with the defence either side effectively blocking the GA off from advancing forward or sideways - any suggestions?

debbie baker Coach, England

mrn can you pliz help me with this question,

Describe the appropriate trainning programmes for physical fitness improvements in netball

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response to intercept

How do you get players to respond to one of their team members intercepting a ball. I find when someone intercepts, the team does not make leads quick enough and we end up throwing the intercept away.Any drills to practice this?

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Dropped balls u13 girls

Hi everyone, I have a few girls in a pretty strong under 13 team who start dropping balls when the pace gets fast and furious. The main issue seems to be trying to turn and look to where they are going to pass before they've got their hands firmly on the ball. Anyway have worked on drills that slow things down but this seems to go by the wayside as soon as their is another fast and furious game. Anyone got any thoughts? thanks Rebecca

rebecca sullivan Coach, Australia

Drills and exercises to do at home on your own?

i dont have anyone to play with at home but i want to better my fitness and agility as well as working on some core exercises. what exercises would you suggest to do? thank you.

dee edwards Coach, England

Drills for one person to do at training ?

i train on my own and then go into netball training but all we do is practice in game situations.

tiarhna tattersall Coach, England

high performance training session for netball

I need a high performance training session for netball players. Can you assist?

Marie Coach, South Africa


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