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In a new development, some of our coaches are writing more structured and specific individual feedback for players. This won’t be for every squad after every match, but when it is done it will complement verbal feedback during training and it will allow athletes to work on specifics at training. Usually, for the U16 group and most seniors, this will be emailed individually, although premier squad maybe communicated as a group. U14 and below, this will be delivered verbally more as part of the training session. This is all part of helping players to develop and respond to feedback to help them improve.
In trying to make these updates as useful as possible, here are a few reminders about what makes a good netballer!
Whilst technical ability and fitness are crucial on court, there are some off court skills that are just as important for making a good netballer! Lots of these are to do with behaviour and conduct, with some about being organised, here’s a few:
- Be aware of the code of conduct, and follow at all times. Ignoring this will get you and the club a bad reputation, and we could lose points. This is an important one for mums and dads, and other supporters as well!
- Make yourself familiar with the netball rules generally and those of the league or tournament you are playing in, eg timings – play, quarter, half, extra time, injury time; scoring system (eg points, goal average or goal difference etc)
- Keep a record of the quarters you play in each league, and the position, as a back up to the information the coaches maintain to ensure that we comply with the rules
- Be aware of the responsibilities of captain/vice-captain and support colleagues fulfilling those roles eg collecting bibs and balls
- If you’re signing the scorecard, be aware what you are doing and don’t sign unless you’re sure it is right
- Carry your England Netball Card/print of your EN Affiliation number with you at all times, and an age banding form if you need one.
- Use the information in the Club Handbook about kit bag to make sure that you have the right kit, have some first aid stuff, and recovery snacks.