I purchased the program because I think it’s a great tool for coaches. I have been involved in Sport administration for many years. I was fortunate enough to coach the South African U16 and SA U19 schools Netball teams. I managed the South African Proteas Netball team and attended 2 World Netball championships, The Commonwealth Games and various test Series. I opened my own netball academy recently as there was a great demand.
The challenge teachers/coaches have is that they don’t get enough time to work on skills and tend to work mainly on tactics. Some coaches simply don’t have the know how regarding teaching a skill.
With that said, I thought, here I am, been around and have a sound knowledge of the game, the rules and I am a qualified teacher. I can teach basic skills and I do understand what it takes to develop an athlete. I am involved in the Long term athlete Development program here in KwaZulu Natal.
I need to Improve on the mental game coaching side of things.As a coach I know I can do better by giving my players different advice and they in turn will be able to perform to potential. I, like so many coaches, here in SA am still stuck in the ‘pack all negative thoughts in a box’ and deal with it later method. It makes more sense to teach athletes to ‘handle/deal’ with their feelings. I am trusting this program will equip me with the knowledge on how best to help the athletes.