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Netball Handbook, The

Netball Handbook, The

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    Netballers at all levels are seeking an edge over their opponents in their quest to perform to their potential. The Netball Handbook is the most comprehensive, contemporary resource available to aid in that endeavour.

    This complete guide begins by covering essential netball skills such as body control and movement, ball handling, shooting, attacking, and defending before presenting the ever-evolving tactical concepts of the game. Add to that dozens of drills; chapters on physical conditioning, mental training, and teamwork; and tips from some of the game's brightest stars, and you have the blueprint for individual and team success at your fingertips.

    Whether you play or coach, veteran coach Jane Woodlands' insights and expertise are just what you need to bridge the gap between good and great. Use The Netball Handbook to move fluently, pass precisely, score successfully, and defend deftly every time on the court.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Positional Roles
    Chapter 2. Individual Ball Skills
    Chapter 3. Off-the-Ball Moves
    Chapter 4. Goal Shooting
    Chapter 5. Creative Attacking
    Chapter 6. Dominant Defence
    Chapter 7. Smooth Transitions
    Chapter 8. Set Plays and Strategies
    Chapter 9. Transfer Games
    Chapter 10. Peak Physical Conditioning
    Chapter 11. Mental Skills
    Chapter 12. Teamwork

    About the Author

    Jane Woodlands brings to the book 20 years of netball coaching experience, ranging from the under-eights to the Australian National League. She is a Level 3 nationally accredited coach, the highest awarded by Netball Australia, as well as an advanced coaching workshop coordinator and presenter. Woodlands' coaching credits include being appointed as the coach of the new South Australian netball team which will be competing in the inaugural Tasman Trophy starting in 2008. This will be a competition between the states of Australia and New Zealand. She has also been a Premiership as head coach with Matrics Netball Club in the South Australian State League and assistant and specialist goaler's coach with the championship-winning Adelaide Thunderbirds in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy, Australia's premier national league competition. A former State League and National Super League Premiership player, she represented Contax Netball Club as a shooter. Woodlands holds a bachelor of education degree in specialist secondary physical education from the University of South Australia. She resides in North Brighton, South Australia.


    “A valuable resource for any coach wishing to learn more about the art of coaching netball."
    Jill McIntosh
    Former Australian coach, 1995 to 2003

    “A very informative resource.”
    Vicki Wilson
    Former Australian captain
    Current 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