Professional Development for Community Coaches


On Friday 10 May, Netball SA held an Education session for our Netball SA Community Coaches. Community Coaches are a crucial part of our Netball SA family, as they help deliver programs such as Sporting Schools, NetSetGO and Adelaide Thunderbirds School Holiday Clinics to aspiring young netballers.

The Education and Professional Development session included a practical workshop delivered by SASI Head Coach and three-time World Champion, Jenny Borlase. Jenny focused on the practical application of the 7-step skill progression, breaking skills down to their fundamental level and then teaching our coaches how to build on them.

The afternoon session saw the Community Coaches travel to Port Noarlunga Primary School, where they watched and engaged with PE teacher Mike Woolford as he delivered a netball session to his Year 4/5 class of 26 students. Mike shared many tips for keeping a large class with a range of abilities engaged using positive reinforcement and loads of game-sense activities, which was an invaluable experience for our coaches to learn how to get the most out of our students.

With the help of our Education and Professional Development Session, our NSA Community Coaches are re-invigorated and excited to get back out to schools and deliver meaningful, fun and engaging programs to our next generation of budding young netballers!