The Netball Handbook

The Netball Handbook

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By (author) Jane Woodlands

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 250mm x 18mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736062653
  • ISBN 13: 9780736062657
  • Illustrations note: 58 black & white illustrations, 49 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 42,289

Product description

This title covers every facet of netball, from individual skills and team tactics to conditioning and the mental game. Netballers at all levels are seeking a competitive edge in their quest to perform to their maximum potential. This book is the most comprehensive, contemporary resource available to aid that endeavor. This comprehensive guide begins by covering essential netball skills such as body control, movements, ball handling, shooting and defending. The dozens of drills, chapters on physical conditioning, mental training and teamwork, as well as tips from the game's biggest stars, gives the blueprint for individual and team success at the readers fingertips.

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Jane Woodlands is an established, vetern coach who has achieved the highest level of coaching accrediation awarded by Netball Australia. Her 20 years of coaching experience ranges from the junior primary level to a Natioanl League specialist coach. Woodlands is an advanced coaching workshop co-ordinator and presenter and she established a private coaching academy in 2004.

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"A valuable resource for any coach wishing to learn more about the art of coaching netball.""Jill McIntoshFormer Australian coach, 1995 to 2003 "A very informative resource."Vicki WilsonFormer Australian captainCurrent Firebirds National League coach ""I played with Jane Woodlands for a number of years, developing an appreciation of her approach to the game. Jane is an extremely analytical thinker, and this book is a result of the way Jane views the game: with precision, great depth and analysis. We are starved of good coaching resources, and what Jane has produced will deliver coaches a complete understanding of all aspects of the game. This book is a must for any netball coach or player who is serious about his or her craft.""Kathryn Harby-Williams, former Australian captain, world champion, Commonwealth Games gold medalist

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Positional Roles; Chapter 2. Individual Ball Skills; Chapter 3. Body Movement Dynamics; Chapter 4. The Art of Science of Goal Shooting; Chapter 5. Creative Attacking; Chapter 6. Dominant Defence; Chapter 7. Smooth Transitions; Chapter 8. Set Plays and Strategies; Chapter 9. Transfer Games for Training; Chapter 10. Peak Physical Condition; Chapter 11. The Mind Game; Chapter 12. Teamwork.