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Coaching

Why Coaching?

Coaching is a great way to get involved and give back to the netball community. St Andrews Netball is always looking for eager, motivated and passionate people to join our group of dedicated netball coaches. The feeling of seeing your team improve their skills and develop their talent throughout the season is extremely satisfying, and we’re sure you will come back for more.

Coaches aren’t just required to teach players the rules of netball, but are needed to create a culture where all players within the team have an opportunity at success. A good coach believes in their players, and inspires and motivates them to be at their best – but most importantly to have fun while doing it!

Let’s coach

Anyone can get involved in coaching as long as they have a passion for netball and can dedicate the 2-3 hours a week required for a weekly training session and the Saturday game.

New coaches are able to draw on the support provided by our club in multiple ways:

  • Mentoring from experienced coaches
  • A variety of available courses
  • Being provided a standard set of drills and exercises to run with your team
  • And of course all coaches are put in touch with the Coaching Convenor who is there to provide any extra support you might need

Each coach will also be provided with the team kit, which contains balls, bibs, and a variety of training equipment for them to hold during the season.

Skill it up

As you become more experienced as a club coach you will be able to further your skills by undertaking the Netball Australia Foundation Coaching Course and become an official Netball Australia coach.

To get involved and become a club coach please contact our Coaching Convenor at coaching@standrewsnetball.com.au

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Drills & Skills Resources

Upcoming Coaching Opportunities

Sunday 10th March – Coaching session run by Ian Moyes. Ian is an iPlay Mentor and Lecturer / Tutor at Western Sydney University. His passion is coaching coaches and he works with coaches to learn more about coaching and how to make sessions enjoyable and engaging. This session will cover general principles about coaching and will include a bit of sports psychology and information about motivation. We know that our coaches are volunteers, wanting to help and do their best – and this session will give our coaches the science and background about how to best approach coaching and the reasons why. 

Sunday 17th March – ERNA Introduction to Coaching Clinic @ Meadowbank Park 8:30am – 12:00pm. This is a program for Beginner coaches run by ERNA. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn some basics about coaching and netball. Please contact me to register your attendance by Thursday 7th March 2019. 

Sunday 31st March – St Andrews Shooting & Defense Clinic @ Meadowbank Park (time to be confirmed). Run by St Andrews A1 player and ERNA Metro League player, Philippa Craft, this session is a practical session open to ALL junior and cadet current shooters and potential shooters and will teach shooting technique as well as circle movement. This session will also teach coaches how to teach shooting! This session is designed to provide you with some defensive coaching tips and drills. 

Please contact coaching@standrewsnetball.com.au to indicate your interest in attending these events. The events are open to ALL current coaches and anyone interested in coaching this year or beyond!