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Building Relationships

  • The coach-athlete relationship is the backbone of coaching

  • Mutual respect is key in this relationship

  • Effective relationships are holistic showing understanding, empathy, honesty, integrity, cooperation, support, and friendliness


Creating a Learning Environment

  • Relevant, interesting, and stimulating activity

  • Ensuring players can share their experiences and share ownership of the learning process

  • Generating feedback with individuals

  • The environment is goal oriented, and learning is by doing


Organisation and Management

  • Provide quality learning activities which are game based 

  • Maximise activity time and reduce transition time between practices

  • Ensure the activities are challenging and achievable

  • Use organisational routines consistently, for example, when collecting in equipment, to gain attention of the group and where to place kit bags​


Goal Setting

  • Goals for players are motivational and should be challenging and achievable

  • Short term goals promote satisfaction and provide realistic targets

  • Enable players to evaluate their performance

  • Goals should be specific and measurable for players

  • Long term goals should comprise of some short-term goals to help players reach their ultimate goal


Planning and Preparation

  • Session planning is important for success in coaching

  • Provide variety in your sessions

  • Ensure players can be successful and achieve 

  • Organise groups on the netball court using the court areas

  • Plan your groups carefully either in units, friendship or ability and vary the grouping strategies from week to week

  • Annual planning means ensuring you are preparing the players for competition delivering physiological, tactical, technical, lifestyle and psychological in the correct phase (for example, in pre-season, competition and recovery phases)


Observation and Analysis

  • Coaching depends on the ability of a coach to observe and analyse performance against the perfect model 

  • Feedback should be generated based upon the matches and mismatches in the technical or tactical performance of a player, unit, or team

  • Analysis of the opponent strengths and weaknesses will support a coach devise tactics to counteract the opponents in match play


Reflective Practice

  • Reflection will increase self-awareness and identify areas for self-improvement

  • Reflection is at the centre of learning for a coach and players

  • Reflection connects experience with knowledge and promotes deeper learning

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