This week we bring you a fresh approach to Fresh Idea Friday.

Reflection in coaching is key to development and this week Team Coaching are reflecting on some previous posts and bringing some back into the limelight. Along with sharing some fantastic resources and websites that are just too good to miss. Enjoy!

Trained Identifiers: Identifying players using a game-centred approach. A free online video resource to help club coaches and teachers identify the range of attributes and characteristics we are looking for in the England Performance Pathway, when nominating players to attend Satellite or County Academy screening events. For more information and to watch the video, please visit:

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In the lead up to competition ensure that you are building intensity into your sessions, listen back to Episode 6 – Building Intensity

-Always have an enquiring mind-

Want to develop your coaching, listen back to Episode 2 – Growth Mindset

“Coach development takes time, a good support network, you need to have someone you can pick up the phone to and discuss things through with, it is important to get feedback from players and other coaches and also important that you don’t always give players the answers, let them work the problems out for themselves sometimes” Click here to hear the whole podcast.

If you are on Twitter…one of our favourite accounts is @YLMSportscience …interesting infographics on so many topics in sports performance; nutrition, psychology, sleep, intensity. Lots of information put simply.






Another amazing website on Growth Mindset is


“We’re on an adventure to discover and share the science & art of learning.”


Injury Prevention : The Knee Program

An amazing resource from our friends at Australia Netball. Make sure you check it out!


Attack : Creating Space

One of our earlier Fresh Idea Fridays from Colette Thomson, a practice used with the England Squad.


Defence :Hunting the Ball

A practice that all players love, from our National Conference; Make the Game Live back in September 2015.

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Developing Games Players 

An insight into developing players that can think outside the box with some links to some interesting articles for the academic coaches out there.

So there are just a few that have stood out to us…let us know if there are any websites that you find really valuable in your coaching, or any of our previous posts that have really supported or inspired you. This blog is for you and we want to know what you would like to see more of!

In the final few weeks of the season, what are you thinking about? What is the focus of your training sessions? Reflect on your coaching goals and your squad’s goals and see what you can do in the final few weeks to support them.

Have a lovely weekend coaches!

Team Coaching


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