How you train is how you will play
Quality training produces quality netball. The amount of work you put in at training is reflected on your
HOW you train is HOW you play.
If your team's passing practice is minimal and half-hearted then this is how you will pass on match day - poor
passing means increased intercepts.
Netball is about possession and all players must be very good at passing and catching to keep possession.
If your goal shooters don't practice regularly, and by that I mean at least three times per week, goals won't go in
and that lets the rest of the team down.
During training games if players dawdle into their court positions they will dawdle during
Set your expectations high - you're not there to make up the numbers - each and every player is an integral part of
Learn to adapt - You should be able to play anywhere on the court with the exception of possibly goal
shooting. In all honesty some players will struggle to shoot accurately, as there is a lot of technique in
If you move away from the basics your skill level
and expertise will, without doubt, be compromised. This will result in
losses or finding what should be the easier matches now hard to win.
Without form (where all your training comes together) you cannot win and without quality training
you cannot develop form as a player or as a team.
If nothing else, become passing experts. Watch your skill level and reflexes improve tenfold and your team rise to
The human body has exceptional "muscle memory" so what you do is what will play out on court.
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This crucial tactic will show you how the professionals get the ball past
the defenders to the goal
Please note: All players swap
between being attackers and defenders depending on which team has possession of the ball. You
need to know how goal shooters work the circle otherwise GA & GS will have all their own
way. Tactics #2 will show you what's going on in the
You have got the ball to the shooters. What next? It is critical all players know how to work the
goal circle to prevent a turnover.
Also learn the goal shooting technique that will have you shooting a high percentage of goals in
any tough competition.