My daughters (Grace 9 and Lilly 7) are now playing AMAZING netball. But their first season was a disaster.
Playing netball was supposed to be healthy and fun. Unfortunately the experience was exactly the opposite.
Like many other parents, I saw my girls struggle with learning netball. Game day was an unhappy day. My girls were not enjoying the game because they lacked the basic skills and confidence to play well.
On the netball court my girls were lost. The reality was much worse; they were unconfident, nervous and unsure of what was going on or what they were meant to do.
As a parent it was painful and heart breaking to watch.
My wife and I didn't want to flip from one sport to another, because its not the way to develop a young girls skills or passion. Netball was the right choice for our daughters because:
- Netball is the number one team sport played by girls.
- Netball is a team sport.
- Netball is so healthy for a girls body, fitness and health.
- Other sports like dancing, gymnastics and soccer tend to be abandoned by girls as soon as they become teenagers.
- Netball on the other hand is popular with young girls, teenagers and ladies of all ages.
I knew that if my girls could learn netball basics, like passing with confidence, like catching with confidence, that they would play well, have fun, enjoy the game and their performance would rise.
I started researching netball drills and training exercises for young girls. I found that at training with other girls the fancy team drills did not address the basics effectively.
I compiled the simplest and best exercises and we practiced them for 5-10 minutes every day. I have been practicing with both of my daughters. It's fun and a great opportunity to spend quality time together.
RESULTS WERE AMAZING
It was amazing how quickly their skills developed. Their confidence grew and their passion and motivation to play netball is now sky high.
To give you an example:
- Grace (only 9 years old) scored 21 goals in one quarter.
- Lilly (7 years) just won the trophy for most improved netballer.
Many other parents noticed the transformation in my daughters netball skills. Several people wanted to know "How did I do it?"
When I would explain the fun, basic exercises that we were practicing for 5-10 minutes each morning before school, and the simple incentives that made my daughters love to do the exercise, other parents insisted I should write it in a book.
That's how the "Netball Star" eBook and Bonuses were developed.
In any endeavour (music, academic, sport) where a child is performing EXTREMELY WELL, I can guarantee you, that child has a parent that is encouraging and helping them to succeed.
If you want your daughter to get good at netball you need to get involved. The Netball Star system is easy to implement and only requires 5 to 10 minutes a few times a week.
These are not complex drills, this program is not about netball strategy. These exercises develop the basics. When your daughter masters these fundamental skills her netball enjoyment and her performance is guaranteed to rise.
THAT WINNING FEELING
A netball team is made up of many players. Each player has a responsibility to the team.
The Netball Star system is designed to improve each players individual skills. The stronger each of the players are, the stronger your team will be.
If you are coaching a team of girls between the ages of 6 to 10 years, then this system can help you improve each individual players skill level.
The greatest gift that a coach can provide is to build on each players basic abilities and talents, to provide them with a quality team experience, and ultimately to help the girls enjoy and develop a love of the game.
If you are already an experienced netball player, you probably don't need my Netball Star system.
If you have players that are already excellent at ball handling (passing and catching), then you don't need my Netball Star system.
If you have players that are struggling with the basics, then read on....
You will need to identify each of your players weeknesses and help them
at training. BUT the real key is to get the parent of that child
involved and practicing some of the basic exercises with their daughter at home.
These exercises do not include complex netball drills...so if you are after entire session plans for your team forget it. This system is developed for individuals that are not yet able to pass and catch with skill and confidence. If you want an easy to follow system to help you identify each of your players individual weeknesses, then this Netball Star program can definately help.
You use the simple exercises provided in the system to create a customised set of exercises for each player.
The child must practice these exercises at home a few times a week, preferably each day for 5 to 10 minutes with their parent. It is only through regular practice that any child can develop and improve new skills.
Getting the child practice specific exercises at home is the BEST way to get fast results.
Here are 5 CRITICAL TIPS for netball coaches that never get discussed:
Tip 1. At training you have to focus on your team!
But each girl on your netball team needs individual attention and support. Each girl will need to work on different skills. without regular individual practice, then the basic skills can take years instead of months to develop.
Tip 2. Young players need to practice the basics!
But you only get them for an hour at training once a week. This is definitely not enough time to develop the basics. This netball system provides you with dozens of simple exercise ideas they can do at training and at home during the week. Continuous practice makes perfect.
Tip 3. Yes its true that winning isn't everything!
But the bottom line is, it's no fun to lose all the time. Your girls will enjoy their netball a lot more if they are making good plays and winning some or all of their games. The feeling of success is extremely positive for little girls pride and self esteem.
Tip 4. Every team gets beat some times!
But when you lose a game or have a tuff match you gain valuable insights. You will get to see the weaknesses of your individual players. Even your best players under pressure will show you their weaknesses. Some may need work on their passes, or catching, or foot work, or fitness, or confidence, or shooting, or re-bounding. The great news is that once you have identified a problem, you are half way to solving it.
Tip 5. We know you are coaching for love!
But the kids still deserve to get great coaching. The first few years that a young girl plays netball will either turn her onto the game or it will turn her off netball. The Netball Star system will help each of your players improve quickly, plus the motivational strategies will help you inspire your young players, and collectively your team will be happier and more successful.
Your little netball team is only as strong as the weakest link. Every one of your players has weaknesses that can be improved.
Invest in your players and help them to be successful. Use the Netball Star system to:
- access each one of your players individually.
- develop each girls personal training program.
- each of your players commits to practicing these
exercises at home (preferable with their parent).
This is the fastest and best way to improve each girls netball skills. Turning their weaknesses into strengths.
Every time you transform one of your players weaknesses into a strength, you are optimising your teams chances of winning. Winning is fun. We all like to win and have fun.