Master the key skills for on-court success. Netball: Steps to Success covers every aspect of the game, from individual playing skills to the fundamentals of team play.
Netball: Steps to Success gives players a solid grounding in the game. By teaching correct footwork and the fundamental skills of catching, passing and shooting, it provides a solid platform from which to progress to competitive game play. These skills are practiced and honed through a series of drills that feature a scoring system designed to accelerate your progress.
Once you master the basic skills, Netball: Steps to Success takes you on the court and prepares you for any situation. Detailed instruction, complemented by full-colour photographs and illustrations, will teach you the defensive and attacking strategies needed for winning play, whatever your playing level.
Off-the-court preparation, including conditioning routines and warm-ups, will ensure you’re at your best on game day.
Whether you want to sharpen your existing skills or raise your playing level, Netball: Steps to Success, part of the best-selling Steps to Success Sports Series (over 1.5 million copies sold worldwide), has the answer. You can be confident that the best instruction in the sport is at your fingertips.
Climbing the Steps to Netball Success Acknowledgments The Sport of Netball Key to Diagrams
Step 1. Catching Step 2. Passing Step 3. Footwork Step 4. Attacking Step 5. Defending Step 6. Combining Attack and Defence Step 7. The Front Third and Goal Shooting Step 8. The Centre Third Step 9. The Back Third Step 10. Developing Strategies and Using Space Step 11. The Winning Team Step 12. The Fit Team
Glossary About the Authors
Wilma Shakespear was the director of Queensland Academy of Sport and has recently retired as the director of the English Institute of Sport. Before overseeing the delivery of support to elite athletes, Wilma played and coached for the Australian netball team. In fact, Wilma was the world's first professional coach of an elite netball programme, and at 26 she was the youngest national coach ever appointed by Australia.
Margaret Caldow, BEM, was a player in the Australian netball team for 10 years and was the captain for 8 years. She played in three winning World Championship teams. She has been involved with netball coaching since 1980. Her various coaching roles have included coach at the Australian Institute of Sport, specialist shooting coach of the Australian National team, head coach of the Victorian Institute of Sport and head coach of the Melbourne Kestrels. From 2004 to 2008 Margaret was employed by England Netball as the national head coach. During this time she led England to a bronze medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games and a fourth-place finish at the 2007 World Championships, and on the new world rankings that commenced in January 2008, she took England to a third-place world ranking. In 1988, Caldow was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
In 2005, Sport Australia Hall of Fame honoured both Margaret and Wilma as members of the 1963 Australian netball team for winning the first world netball championships in England.
‘For players and coaches, this is a must-read netball resource from Wilma Shakespear and Margaret Caldow, two of Australia's most creative netball minds.'
Vicki Wilson OAM Former Australian Netball Captain
‘Netball: Steps to Success helps coaches and players understand and develop the fundamentals of netball whilst providing relevant progressions of skills and practices to guide players through the key elements and requirements of becoming a world-class athlete.'
Tracey Neville England International and Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist
‘Wilma Shakespear and Margaret Caldow have combined their skills and strengths to develop a netball book that has such clarity and guidance. It will be a real support to athletes looking to improve and develop their observation and playing skills.'
Maggie Jackson Head Coach of Mavericks Super league Champions 2008 Assistant Coach for England Netball Team