I have been involved in netball coaching for 10 years-when the head coach decided to leave 4 years ago the club was going to finish. I decided with 3 other coaches to take it on. I became head coach and the club now has 10 coaches-all voluntary and a committee to assist with fund raising etc.
I am lead coach and we have over 100 girls aged from 10-16 in the club. We train on a Thursday (years 10-11 for 1.5 hours) and on a Friday (years 5-9 for 1.5 hours).
We have 8 match squads entered in the Chelmsford Junior league(normally there for 4 hours) and 2 senior squads in the Basildon league(approx 2 hours). Match days are Saturdays and Tuesday evenings. We also have a very successful Under 14 and U16 Regional squad. We enter all day/weekend rallies across the country. All this is funded by players fees and fund raising. All coaches are volunteers-all qualified to All England netball requirements and we all continually update out qualifications by attending courses.
The club has recently gained the bronze Cap mark (equivalent to the club for all award)?this was a lot of hard work. We had to prove we develop our players, coaches etc and adhere to all child safety guidelines and procedures.
We currently have approx 10 girls in the County training programme and approx 6 in the Satellite talent programme.
All training sessions are planned in advance and we hold regular meetings to ensure all working the same way---
Our aim is to provide a fun, safe environment for girls to enjoy netball but also there is a competitive side-the club enables girls from different social backgrounds to work together and we have a very strong focus on team building.
There is a website?flamesnetballclub.com?with lots of information if you need help sleeping-----
Provides sporting and competitive outlet for 100 Girls in the local communityI am lead coach and we have over 100 girls aged from 10-16 in the club. We train on a Thursday (years 10-11 for 1.5 hours) and on a Friday