Happy Friday Coaches…this week we saw the back of January and welcomed February with open arms. Although saying that, January was an extremely exciting month in the netball world!

We saw our very first tailored coaching workshops for Performance Club Coaches, held alongside the Test Series. Sky Sports proclaimed January as ‘Netball Month’, with regular footage of all things Netball (if you missed it click here for a browse). We also saw the start of the Super League in Birmingham with Super Saturday!

A bit of a busy month but we aren’t putting on any brakes for February in team coaching and on Monday 1st we held the first Make the Game Live on the Road workshop, in the East region at Oaklands College. Closely followed by the London & South East at Bromley High School yesterday. The feedback has been fantastic and it is great to hear that we are delivering something that is beneficial to your coaching. It is also great to have the opportunity to meet you, to hear your ideas, suggestions and what you’d like to see more of. Thank you to those of you that have come along ready to develop and if you are booked on to one of the upcoming workshops in the next few weeks, we look forward to meeting you!

North, South, East, West

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If you aren’t lucky enough to be attending we are sharing a snippet of the workshop and one of the warm up games below. Remember, it is about creating ‘chaos’ and letting your players work it out for themselves, encourage them to keep moving and playing and this will allow them to develop their game understanding.

  • 2 teams of 4 in a third of the court.  4 ‘boxes’ placed as per diagram.
  • To score a ‘goal’ team must receive a ball in North and South or East and West.
  • Once a goal is scored, possession changes.

Some variations:

  • Running Tag (Players able to run with ball and lose possession when tagged/ interception/out of court)
  • Basketball rules
  • Netball rules
  • Time limit or first to score 4 goals

Make sure you think outside of the box and come up with some of your own variations. It is really important not to just copy the practice. You really need to understand what you are trying to achieve and make it your own. Add conditions that are relevant to your coaching focus for the session, make changes, experiment.

We still have a few spaces remaining on the following workshops, if you want to come along contact the relevant region.

South West –  Thursday 25th February, 5:30-8:30pm Email:  southwest@englandnetball.co.uk

East Midlands –  Monday 22nd February, 6:30-9:30pm Email: eastmidlands@englandnetball.co.uk

North East –  Monday 21st March, 6:30-9:30pm Email:  northeast@englandnetball.co.uk

Hope to see you there!

Team Coaching


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