This year we decided to coach a junior netball team. We didn’t do so well in competition but we saw a clear improvement in our girls and had a lot of fun in the process.
We definitely had some interesting times (like the very last game where the other team didn’t show up so we did coaches vs team), and some good competition. As a team our girls bonded and we also worked closely with the other Naenae teams. Netball is a great sport and the coaches had a great time playing and coaching this year, although there were some very long days at the courts with juniors at 8.30am and then the coaches playing later at 2.00pm with some donuts in the middle. Overall I would definitely encourage everyone to give coaching a go, you learn a lot and it can be great fun, especially with a team as great as ours. We really hope that next year's junior coaches will have as much fun and learn as much as we did.