A few simple steps to creating your training plan
- Make up a weekly sheet including all days of the week and times ranging from 6.00am - 9.00pm.
- Put into your weekly plan all your non negotiable commitments. These are commitments that you must attend or are compulsory, for example; work, university lectures or school.
- Put into your weekly plan all your high priority committments. These are committments that you should and will attend often, for example; study/assignment time and church.
- Now add in all your weekly sporting committments, for example; team trainings and games.
- Now include your personal and household committments, for example; housework/cleaning, leisure or recreation time, friends and family time and walking the dog.
- Now add in your individual fitness and netball training sessions, making adjustments should you need to. Look at your weekly plan observing any gaps that may be suitable times to include a training session. Take note of extra time in the mornings and use this time wisely by training at the very start of your day.
- Once you have your weekly or monthly training plan, now is the time to create your own traning programme here on the NetballSmart website www.netballsmart.co.nz.
- Modify the days and times in your training programme to suit your weekly plan.
- The last step is to keep yourself motivated and progress your training programme gradually to meet your goals.
Suggested Planning For A Session
- Discussion of last game, tonight’s goals, news, etc
- Warm Up – slow runs, stretch, faster foot work, stretch
- Passing in pairs, then team passing/moving exercise
- If required fitness/drill exercise working in stations pairs or fun team exercise
- Main skill introduced, done preferably in pairs without ball, then with ball, then in group with pressure. Don’t try to improve several skills in one night. Keep the focus on one.
- Skill incorporated into whole team drill, if possible.
- Game, highlighting the skill learned.
- Warm down – slow jog up and down court.