Coaching resources

"It takes 20 years to become an overnight success. Successful coaches have by a combination of experience, skill, education and practice, developed ways and means of getting the best out of themselves and their athletes".

  • Plan
  • Develop communication skills and never stop trying to improve on them
  • Be open-minded. Never say, never
  • Learn from your mistakes
  • Believe in your athletes - they believe in you
  • Develop a network and support structure
  • Have fun. Life is short
  • Give an ounce of information and a ton of practice
  • Be flexible in your methods and approach
  • Try not to over-coach. You don't need to talk all the time

Team Selection

Need help with selecting teams at the beginning of the year?
Check out this Selection Process presentation

Periodisation plan for the Netball training year

Netball Smart

Coaching Templates

Balance and Stability

Check out this presentation on the importance of  Balance and Stability in Sport

Websites of interest

Team Building Activities

Below is a list of team building activity websites to visit and get some fantastic ideas to use on your team

Goalposts dimensions

A Goalpost which shall be vertical and 3.05 m (10 feet) high shall be placed at the mid-point of each Goal Line. A metal ring with an internal diameter of 380 mm (15 inches) shall project horizontally 150 mm (6 inches) from the top of the post, the attachment to allow 150 mm (6 inches) between the post and the near side of the ring. The ring shall be of steel rod 15 mm (5/8 inches) in diameter, fitted with a net, which shall be preferably white, clearly visible and open at both ends.

Both ring and net are part of the Goalpost. Padding used on the Goalpost shall be preferably white and not be more than 50 mm (2 inches) thick and shall start at the base of the Goalpost and extend the full length of the post. 1.2.2 The Goalpost which shall be 65 mm – 100 mm (2.5 inches - 4 inches) in diameter should preferably be inserted into the ground or sleeved beneath the floor. The Goalpost shall be placed so that the back of the Goalpost is at the outside of the Goal Line. Court surround 3.05m  Goal line 15.25m (50ft )4. 9m (16ft)


Coach Facebook Page

National HP Pathway

Ten Years On - Where's Coaching At (Professor Lyn Kidman)

Reverse coaching: Under-coaching, over-coaching, and how to tell the difference (Part one – Over-coaching) By Wayne Goldsmith

A must read for coaches: this article is around new and different coaching approaches and models click on link to download Coaching Models

​​​​​​​How to motivate young people

Coaching children

Coaching juniors modified sport

Demonstrating a skill

Organising groups