Learn with Lightning
Become the next netball star player or coach with one of our dedicated sessions all tailored to a wide range of ages and abilities.
Loughborough Lightning offers a wide range of courses and camps for both players and coaches. Each camp and course is designed for a particular age group, ability or discipline allowing the attendees to benefit from exclusive tips, skills and activities from within a top Superleague club. Find out more about our wide range of courses below and check out all the upcoming dates.
The Athlete Edition
Below are all the opportunities available to players wishing to develop their skills, have fun and learn from Lightning players themselves.
Little Lightning Boltz
Our Little Lightning Boltz Camps aim to introduce the basic skills and principles of netball within a fun environment. Whether you are brand new to netball or have played a little bit with club/school then our camp is the place for you to learn more about the game.
Are you part of the performance pathway? Our Masterclasses are for those athletes who are in County Academies and/or Lightning Hubs and are designed to offer a day of training within a Lightning performance environment. The sessions are skill based with emphasis on skill development to help young athletes improve their understanding of the overall game.
Our Lightning Camps are designed to offer skill and game-based learning within a fun netball environment. If you have played for school and/or club and want to learn more about the game then our camps are for you!
Our positional Flash Sessions are for those athletes who are in County Academies and/or Lightning Hubs and are designed to offer training within a Lightning performance environment specific to the three main areas of positional breakdown. The sessions are skill based with emphasis on skill development to help young athletes improve their understanding of the game in their chosen area of the court.
The Coach Edition
Below you can find out all about Lightning's coach development sessions that take place throughout the year.
Coaching Conference for Teachers: Our Coaching Conferences are designed to offer teachers delivering netball in schools the opportunity to increase their understanding of the game in key areas of the court and take home new skills/concepts to apply to their own sessions.
FRIDAY 8TH MARCH
09:30 - 15:00
THE NETBALL CENTRE, LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
COST: £120 (includes course materials, lunch, tea/coffee and snacks)
09.30am: Welcome and registration
09.45am: Warm Up with (with Anne Sharp - Lightning S&C)
10.15am: Back to the Basics (with Sara Bayman)
11.15am: Defending the Line (with Victoria Burgess)
13.00pm: Transitioning (with Karen Atkinson)
14.00pm: Day in the Life of a Super Shooter (with Ella Clark and Mary Cholhok)
14.45pm: Q&A with Ella Clark and Mary Cholhok
Back to the Basics (with Sara Bayman)
This session will focus on how to coach foundation skills to build developing athletes. Even our Superleague players go Back to the Basics to improve their game! The session will include how to creatively incorporate invasion games into skills sessions to support the transition and execution of foundation skills from a practice environment into game play.
Defending the Line (with Victoria Burgess)
In this defensive session the focus will be on how to develop and execute strategies to combat your opposition’s Centre Pass attacking game. Strategies will focus on the role of the C/WD/GD at the line during a centre pass and how to apply pressure to increase the opportunity to win ball and gain possession.
Transitioning (with Karen Atkinson)
How do we respond to turn over ball? This session will focus on how to react and transition from Attack-Defence when possession is lost and from Defence – Attack when possession is gained.
Day in the Life of a Super Shooter (with Ella Clark and Mary Cholhok)
We tell our shooters to practice in their own time so what does that look like? Ella and Mary will take coaches through a self-lead individual player session for developing shooters. The session will include individual tasks for athletes to do in their own time to enhance their shooting technique and confidence at the post.
There will be an opportunity for a Q&A after with Ella and Mary to find out what it’s like to be a professional netball player playing for Loughborough Lightning and their countries.
Inner Circle Series
Our Inner Circle workshops are designed to offer performance coaches (Level 2 plus) the opportunity to access further coach education situated around performance coaching strategies and principles.
Our workshops will be themed around the Lightning Superleague team’s preparation during the week for the upcoming opposition. Over the course of the five workshops, coaches will be exposed to a variety of attacking and defensive content and will have the opportunity to see up close how a professional team prepares their athletes effectively.
Each workshop will include a ticket to the pathway and Superleague games scheduled from 3.45pm onwards.
Cost: £30/Workshop or £120 if you sign up for all five workshops
2.15pm arrival for tea/coffee
2.30pm-4pm for workshop
Ticket included to watch the pathway and NSL games after
12th Jan: Lightning vs Stars (Delivered by Olivia Murphy)
9th Feb: Lightning vs Bath (Delivered by Victoria Burgess)
2nd March: Lightning vs Pulse (Delivered by Karen Atkinson)
30th March: Lightning vs Mavs (Delivered by Karen Atkinson
4th May: Lightning vs Celtic Dragons (Delivered by Victoria Burgess)
See calendar below to book.
Dates for your Diary
Below you can find a full calendar of upcoming sessions, camps and classes. Details of how to book can be found next to each session. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
|Booking Details||Session||Date||Price||Time||Location||Age Group|
|Book Now||Easter Masterclass (11-13 year of age)||10/04/2019||£40||10am - 3pm||SDW||11 - 13 years|
|Book Now||Easter Masterclass (14-16 year of age)||10/04/2019||£40||10am - 3pm||SDW||14 - 16 years|
|Book Now||Easter Camp||15/04/2019||£35||10am - 3pm||SDW||11 - 15 years|
|Book Now||Easter Little Lightning Boltz||15/04/2019||£35||10am - 3pm||SDW||8 - 10 years|
|SOLD OUT||Easter Flash Session: Mid-Court||16/04/2019||£22||9.30am - 12pm||SDW||12 - 16 years|
|SOLD OUT||Easter Flash Session: Circle Defence||16/04/2019||£22||1 - 3.30pm||SDW||12 - 16 years|
|SOLD OUT||Easter Flash Session: Shooting||16/04/2019||£22||1 - 3.30pm||SDW||12 - 16 years|
|Contact Tara/Alex to book||
(NEW!) Next Generation Perf. Training Day
-Exculsive for our U17/U15 competition squads
|18/04/2019||£45||10am - 3pm||SDW||13 - 16 years|
|Book Now||Inner Circle Series (Benecos Mavericks)||30/03/2019||£30/session||2pm - 3.30pm||TBC||Level 2 Coaches|
|Book Now||Inner Circle Series (Celtic Dragons)||04/05/2019||£30/session||2.15pm - 4pm||TBC||Level 2 Coaches|