Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sarah And Netball

Sarah has played netball for the last couple of years and has proved to be a great player having represented the NW of Tassie for U12 and then u13 for all Junior State Wide Carnivals. From Devonport to Scottsdale, to Launnie and Hobart we have been there!

After summer holidays she hit the court a little slow and while selected for Div One on Monday nights it was obvious after a game or two that she was out of her league.

So during our recent trip to Hobart we took her into see the Sports Manager for the Australian Cricket team, ok what has cricket got to do with netball, well it doesn't really matter because as a Sports Manager it is Rick's job to assess each sports persons strengths and weaknesses and design the appropriate program.

Sarah has been carefully following his suggested exercises for the last two weeks and on Monday night she played her first Div One game since Easter break.

Well it was like watching ANOTHER girl play. I am absolutely so impressed with how beneficial the exercises have been for her and how much her confidence has again soared, I have little doubt that she will make U14 selections in two weeks! Fingers crossed anyway!


Kate said...

Wow - I wish I could see her play and isn't it amazing what a good bit of coaching can do! Well done Sarah...


Lynda said...

wow that is pretty exciting!!! - coaching sounds like the way to go.