Coaching Resources

PLANNING A COACHING SESSION

Thanks to Paula Stuart for working with our DPNA Rep Coaches at the recent Planning a Coaching Session - Coach's Clinic and for sharing her presentation: Planning a Session - Netball Coaching Clinic PDF 

NetSetGO (5-10yr) COACHING RESOURCES

As per the DPNA Fixtures book and the rules for NetSetGo, game time should be evenly distributed amongst all players. Players should experience ALL positions over the course of the program/season. This gives players a chance to learn about different playing position and the importance of each on the court.


The following resources have been sourced from the Netball Qld NetSetGO Resource Hub to help coaches get started in your new role and to help you plan sessions for your progrm, It is important to remember that a big part of the role is ensuring that participants hav fun in a safe and inclusive environment, and to keep focus on developing and learning skills, building on fundamentals and playing modified netball games:








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NETBALL AUSTRALIA - KNEE PROGRAM

The KNEE Program is an on court warm up program designed to enhance movement efficiency and prevent injury.

The program targets three specific player groups – junior, recreational and elite level athletes, with different exercises tailored to match the predicted capabilities of each group.

The KNEE Program has been designed to educate athletes, coaches and support staff. DPNA strongly encourages all coaches to incorporate the KNEE Program in to your training sessions.

KEY PRINCIPLES

There are four underpinning principles behind the KNEE Program. Players must be familiar with and proficient in these key principles before introducing the warm up.

Use the links below to watch some demonstrative videos.


The program targets safe take off and landing technique with specific attention to the overhead arm position. It also conditions the athlete for efficient deceleration and change of direction, equipping players with the skills needed to cope with the specific multi-directional demands of netball.

The success of the program is dependent on buy in from both coach and athlete. As a coach this resource will help you to identify and amend risky movement patterns. As a player it provides a visual reminder of ideal movement. It allows athletes who are participating in multiple teams to be consistently performing the one program.

HOW TO USE

The KNEE Program includes a Warm Up, Strength, Balance/Landing, and Agility section.

We recommend the program is completed before each court work or match play session. The ordering can be changed. For example, the Strength section can be completed before the Warm Up section if that flows better.

The KNEE Program needs to be completed at least twice a week for maximum effectiveness and must be continued for the effects to be maintained.

Not only must the program be continued, it must be done with correct technique to ensure risky movements are eliminated rather than reinforced.

THE KNEE PROGRAM RESOURCES

Netball Australia Knee Coach Manual


Link to KNEE PROGRAM - JUNIOR


Link to KNEE PROGRAM - RECREATIONAL


EXTERNAL PROVIDERS

Netball Queensland Netball Australia Suncorp Super Netball Queensland Firebirds