Netball workshop focusses on positive coaching style

Fadhil Yunus

A total of 28 participants attended a coaching workshop organised by the Brunei Netball Association (BNA) at the Jury Room of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium yesterday.

The two-hour workshop, conducted by Brunei netball coach Jane Searle, discussed the setting of a positive coaching environment.

Searle, who coaches the Brunei national team or the Royal Bees spoke on a coaching style particularly used by a coach in a top Australian league and the adoption of player-centred training.

The workshop also featured coaching the attack basics including passing, shoulder and chest pass as well as footwork and landing, shooting goals and attacking strategies.

She said it is important for the junior players to learn the correct technique.

Searle said coaches should also take statistics especially on goals that they have set.

Coaches should make honest and positive feedback.

Players should be able to learn from the information provided by the coaches and work on how to improve it.

Besides exercises, the coach also provided statistics on the Royal Bees’ past games against Singapore and the Philippines during the previous edition of the Southeast Asian Games.

Brunei netball coach Jane Searle during the workshop. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS