Workshop for netball coaches

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Netball coaches at the workshop. Picture: NETBALL FIJI

About 20 coaches from all over Fiji were part of a three-day coaching workshop in Suva that was held by Netball Fiji and Netball Australia.

Netball Fiji chief executive officer Vivian Koster said the workshop was held to develop the sport as part of their five-year strategic plan.

“The workshops provide participants with the skills to improve their coaching methods. At the foundation level, there is introductory coaching information including coaching philosophy and netball basic skills,” she said.

Koster said they had participants from Lautoka, Naitasiri, Tailevu, and other parts of Fiji.

“We invited recommendations from all our members with the criteria that the people need to be currently coaching in their club competition and also likely to be the district coach to the national championship.

“We had participants from Lautoka, Nasinu, Tailevu, Suva, Vatukaloko, Indiana, Lami, Desi, Ra and Naitasiri.”

The workshop, which started on Monday, was facilitated by Karen Topp, a Netball Australia coach/trainer.

“The goal is to ‘Grow’ the capacity of our people which is a pillar under our strategic plan.

“For the Development Coaching Workshop, we have 12 participants.

“To do the Development course, you need to have passed the Foundation level course including the Rules of Netball test.

“The participants are from Kadavu, Saqani, Savusavu, Lautoka, Suva, Namosi-i-Wai, Nasinu, and Fiji Secondary Schools.

“At the development level, there is self-reflection on current coaching practice, progression of skills training, fault detection and correction and session planning.”