Busy times in NSW coaching and umpiring

It’s been a whirlwind past couple of months in the NSW coaching and umpiring spaces with top talent travelling to all regions of the state to share their wealth of knowledge.

Across February and March some of the best in the business have been making their way to the North Coast, Northern Inland, Far North Coast, Riverina, West Central West, South Coast and the Hunter Region to deliver Regional NetEDs.

The Netball NSW NetED program is a great educational resource that offers individuals the opportunity to enhance their personal development and maximise their potential.

On their journeys, Netball NSW coaching and umpiring workforce have engaged with wonderful people in the NSW netball community. Those people are eager to learn, improve their own skills, and pass those on to their clubs and associations.

The following associations were excellent hosts and kindly accommodated Netball NSW’s recent NetEDs: Hastings Valley, Inverell, Casino, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Bathurst, Shoalhaven and Maitland.

In the coaching space 210 coaches, from beginners to experienced, attended workshops presented by the likes of Jennie Webster, Pate Cooper, Van Nuygen, Colleen Mitchell, Gima Crowdy and Di Brown.

The workshops were on-court sessions with athletes allowing coaches the opportunity to witness contemporary coaching methods.

“Our presenters provided participants with great information and helpful tips,” Jodi Rosenthal, Netball NSW’s Coach Development Manager, said.

“They are a wealth of knowledge and it’s great to have access to that. The past few months have been fantastic for the learning and growth of our coaches across the state and we have been really privileged to see how much these people want to learn and grow the game of netball.”

In the umpiring space almost 300 umpires (209 unbadged, 83 badged) took part in workshops across the seven regions.

With courses presented by National A Umpires such as Duncan Lang, Emma Corfield, Laura Hay, Sarah Hay and Sandra Kohlmayer, it was a fantastic opportunity for all participants.

To make sure all bases were covered, umpiring workshops were tailored for each region.

“The umpiring NetED program is invaluable for participants to keep their knowledge and skills up to date,” Chris Hall, Netball NSW’s Technical Officials Manager, said.

“Not everyone in regional areas has the opportunity to learn from A Badges or higher and need that interaction.

“Because of this it’s really important that Netball NSW takes these workshops to regional areas and we are always met with great enthusiasm, which is very rewarding for everyone.”