IN THE CIRCLE
to a super coaching session organised by Zaya Morris (who
is the Avon Netball Development Coordinator).
Tamsin Greenway and Billy Bowers, from TeamBath were our tutors,
and they did some great work for shooters.
One of the areas I'm sure we would all like to improve on
is how our shooters can work with one another, and the various
options we/they can employ,
ROTATION being an obvious
the past, I've worked using cones. Tamsin suggested we try
2 shooters in the circle, each has a ball.
3 feeders on the outside of the circle, 2 either side
and one at the top.
The shooters could pass to however they liked, but
they weren't allowed to pass the ball back to the feeder who
had fed them.
Well it was quite remarkable. Almost immediately the 2 shooters
started to rotate around one another.
They had to be aware of where the other shooter was (peripheral
vision) and to keep their eyes on the balls, which meant they
couldn't turn their back to the feeders,
so if they did need to clear, they had to clear with their
bodies facing down court, which is what we want them to do.
Tamsin suggested the shooters didn't pass their balls at the
same time, and this help them with their decision making,
who to pass to and where to go.
She also told us coaches "to let the players DO
IT". They would discover what was the best way
to perform the rotation and
they would learn so much more from them owning
next progressin was to put 3 balls in. This meant the shooters
had to move at different times and 1 shooter needed to be
a leader and the other a reactor.
It was fascinating to see how quickly the 2 shooters were
able to react off one another and how well they performed
To progress the practice you could introduce 1 defender, then
2 defenders. You could even see whether the 2 shooters could
cope with 3 defenders.
Something I've seen TeamBath do.
You might want to experiment with the number of balls you
you would want to introduce defenders to mark the feeders
I will leave to you.
simple practice, but one that worked so well and so quickly.