The BSA netballers have been kept busy over their weekends recently, learning and training with some of the best over four Sunday sessions.
The aim of these sessions is to share experiences, resources and information with the athletes, in a team based environment tailored to the needs and demands of netball.
July 21st was the first session, where Susan Meaney coached the girls through some practical activites. With a strong focus on movement techniques, the netballers went through a range of skills and drills based around footwork, ball handling, positioning and agility.
The second part to day included an education session around a netball related topic. Corio Bay Health Group Physio Bernadette Downey was in charge of all things injury prevention. The main message from the session being 'Keeping us out of the moon boot'.
The second session was set for July 28th, with local champion Renee Garing taking lead as head coach but not without some assistance from Kaitlin Amor & Hannah Kennedy. This week’s session focus was on defensive skills and the physical requirements of being a netball athlete. The question being posed 'what does it take to really stand up?'.
The aim of the second education session included the idea of what does an elite athlete look like in “action”. Psychologist Stephanie Rice led the conversation, exploring the factors around mental toughness in the form of injuries and the benefits of goal setting. The idea of resilience was also a topic of the session, looking at strategies to use when dealing with injury and setbacks.
Stay tuned for more details from sesion 3 & 4 soon!