Your Coaching Journey

Coaching is much more than simply going on a course (although coaching courses are critically important and valuable). It is about the journey, potentially life changing, that you can go on and how much it can offer and enhance your lifestyle. Take a look at the different coaching domains below to find out a bit more information about what operating within each domain is about, what participants and/or athletes you might be working with, and the knowledge, skills and qualities a coach in each domain requires.

As a children’s coach you’ll be delivering to participants up to age 11 years old, typically within schools and clubs.

Bee Netball has been developed for our U11 netballers. To find out more attend one of our Bee Netball workshops.

You’ll be delivering to participants between 11 and 19 years old, typically in schools and clubs.

To help you we have plenty of Key Stage 3 resources available in our resource documents and videos section.

You can also find out more by reading our “a season in the life of a youth coach” blog.

If you’re coaching adult participation you’ll likely be delivering to participants over 18 years old who typically playing in Regional and Premier Leagues.

Check out our handy downloadable stats sheet to use at your next league game.

You can also find a range of resources on the UK Coaching website.

Within performance development you’ll likely be delivering to U18 Talent Pathway athletes in County and Regional academies, as well as NPL competition, Roses Academy and performance club settings.

There are a number of performance pathway coaching resources available to help you in our resources documents section.

You can also find out more by reading Sheonah Forbes’ coaching journey blog.

At this elite level you’ll be delivering to participants who are selected into the Roses Future and Senior programmes and playing in Superleague or other international equivalents.

Find out more about this coaching level by hearing from the Vitality Roses Head Coach, Jess Thirlby…

Formal learning is an important part of the coach development process but research shows that informal learning, working with other coaches and ‘learning on the job’ is also crucial. This overall approach encapsulates the 70:20:10 model for learning and development, where individuals obtain 70% of their knowledge from job-related experiences, 20% from interactions with others and 10% from formal education events. England Netball is committed to expanding its suite of opportunities in line with this model to help the ongoing support and development of our coaches.

Underpinning all this is our Netball Coaching Heartbeat – a set of coaching principles that we would like all our netball coaching family to adopt when delivering great coaching experiences across the game. When forming these principles we took inspiration from the words that YOU, our coaches, have used to describe great coaching as well as other crucial research across the coaching industry.

If you want to read more (about all the theory stuff!) please check out and download our Coaching strategy 2018 – 2021.

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