The Netball Handbook

Author(s): Jane Woodlands


Netballers at all levels are seeking an edge over their opponents in their quest to perform to their potential. The Netball Handbookis the most comprehensive, contemporary resource available to aid in that endeavour.

This complete guide begins by covering essential netball skills such as body control and movement, ball handling, shooting, attacking, and defending before presenting the ever-evolving tactical concepts of the game. Add to that dozens of drills; chapters on physical conditioning, mental training, and teamwork; and tips from some of the game's brightest stars, and you have the blueprint for individual and team success at your fingertips.

Whether you play or coach, veteran coach Jane Woodlands' insights and expertise are just what you need to bridge the gap between good and great. Use The Netball Handbookto move fluently, pass precisely, score successfully, and defend deftly every time on the court.


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"A valuable resource for any coach wishing to learn more about the art of coaching netball."Jill McIntosh Former Australian coach, 1995 to 2003 "A very informative resource."Vicki Wilson Former Australian captain Current Firebirds National League coach "I played with Jane Woodlands for a number of years, developing an appreciation of her approach to the game. Jane is an extremely analytical thinker, and this book is a result of the way Jane views the game: with precision, great depth and analysis. We are starved of good coaching resources, and what Jane has produced will deliver coaches a complete understanding of all aspects of the game. This book is a must for any netball coach or player who is serious about his or her craft." Kathryn Harby-Williams, former Australian captain, world champion, Commonwealth Games gold medalist

Jane Woodlands is an established, vetern coach who has achieved the highest level of coaching accrediation awarded by Netball Australia. Her 20 years of coaching experience ranges from the junior primary level to a Natioanl League specialist coach. Woodlands is an advanced coaching workshop co-ordinator and presenter and she established a private coaching academy in 2004.

Chapter 1. Positional Roles; Chapter 2. Individual Ball Skills; Chapter 3. Body Movement Dynamics; Chapter 4. The Art of Science of Goal Shooting; Chapter 5. Creative Attacking; Chapter 6. Dominant Defence; Chapter 7. Smooth Transitions; Chapter 8. Set Plays and Strategies; Chapter 9. Transfer Games for Training; Chapter 10. Peak Physical Condition; Chapter 11. The Mind Game; Chapter 12. Teamwork.

General Fields

  • : 9780736062657
  • : Human Kinetics Publishers
  • : Human Kinetics Publishers
  • : January 2006
  • : 254mm X 178mm X 16mm
  • : United States
  • : November 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 796.324
  • : 237
  • : 58 black & white illustrations, 49 black & white halftones
  • : Jane Woodlands
  • : Paperback
  • : 706