Foundation Coach Accreditation

The Foundation Coach Online Course is targeted primarily at beginner coaches, teachers, parents and Suncorp NetSetGO coaches and outlines introductory coaching information and basic netball techniques. The Course is the first step in the National Coaching Accreditation Framework and is an important step along the knowledge pathway for a coach. Enrollment Instructions: Enrol any time of the day or night from the comfort of your own home through your Netball Learning. Cost: $70.00 Log into your Netball Learning Account Scroll to the bottom of the home page for Recommended Courses Select Foundation Coach Online Course To Complete the Foundation Coach Accreditation, coaches must also complete and pass (70%) Rules of Netball Exam

The Netball Australia knee program should be incorporated into all training sessions.  

The KNEE Program is an on-court warm-up program designed to enhance movement efficiency and prevent injury. The program targets three specific player groups, junior, recreational, and elite-level athletes, with different exercises tailored to match the predicted capabilities of each group. The KNEE Program has been designed to educate athletes, coaches, and support staff. You can find a link to the knee program below.

Click on the links to NNSW below for more info:

Netball NSW Coaching Page
Becoming a Coach
Netball NSW Coaching Calendar
Netball NSW Coaching Courses and Workshops
Foundation Coaching Course
Development Coaching Course
Intermediate Coaching Course
Fact Sheets and Resources
Skills Sessions

See the links below for some training activities you can do at home or at the courts. Remember to always warm up, stretch, and be aware of your surroundings.

Warm Up

Passing and Catching

Agility and Ball Work

Back to Basics

Defensive Movement


Coaching Tips

Coaching can be a very rewarding volunteer role. To be a confident netball coach here are a few tips.

Tip 1 – Get accredited and maintain your learning as a coach

Netball Australia Offers the Coaches Foundations program. It is online, so you can complete this in your own time the cost is $70. It offers coaches valuable tips and tricks on coaching the fundamentals of netball.  Below is a link to Netball Australia’s Coaching framework.

Tip 2 – Plan.

Spend some time thinking through your session plans. All session plans should contain a warm-up/stretch, agility, skills, game-based situations, and a cool-down. Below are some session plan ideas.

Coaching Points:

5-7 session:

8-10 session:

Tip 3 – Utilise your Manager.

The role of the manager is to liaise with the parents so you to focus on the players.

Allow them to communicate training and game times to parents and coordinate any absences for you.

Be available for the parents to discuss player needs but best to keep this to after training.

Tip 4 – Leverage other coaches.

Seeking insights and opinions from other coaches is a great way to diversify your coaching and allow you to deal with sometimes difficult decisions.

There will always be times when difficult decisions need to be made leveraging other coaches helps you navigate through these issues with much more certainty.

One of the key challenges often facing junior coaches is training their own children. This can be a challenge but also a great time to bond. Seeking external feedback as a coach on all players assists you in balancing out your views on development opportunities for all players and giving players feedback that is factual and in their best interests to develop as a player.

Mascot Netball has a private coaches chat room to assist coaches in sharing and communicating. Just pop onto Facebook and search “Mascot Netball Club Coaches group” and request access.

Tip 5 – Enjoy the experience

You have a big responsibility in coaching a group of players and you will invest a lot of time into it so make sure that you are enjoying the experience as much as the girls.

And always remember the Mascot Netball – Player, Coaches and Officials code of conduct