My name is Leanne and I am Under 16’s Coach for a country Victorian football/netball team.
This is my first year of coaching, however I have been around netball since my daughter Sarah began playing at age 7 (she is now 21).
As you could imagine I was very nervous taking on a team of my own for the first time. I asked lots of questions from people I respected and one of them pointed me in the direction of your series of books .
I followed your Coaching Manual 2 to the letter for the first half of the season – I had a big difference between my best and worst players – so I really targeted the bottom end and their basic skills. We finished the first round 4th on the ladder.
We then moved onto your Specialist Skills – Coaching Manual 4.
We finished the second half of the season 3rd on the ladder. Our Defenders were ranked 2nd best in the comp and our shooters which had been 6th best moved to 5th best.
We then began finals defeating the 1st and 2nd placed teams. This has resulted in a Grand final berth Sunday 23.9.12. OMG very nervous!!!!!
We have a squad of 10 and in every game ALL players have taken the court.
I attribute our success to your books and I thank you J.
Kind Regards, Leanne
Leanne – Victoria