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. 

Masterclasses

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. 

Lightning Camps

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!

Flash Sessions

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

Coaching Conference with Loughborough Lightning: Our Coaching Conferences are designed to offer teachers and developing coaches who are delivering netball in schools and clubs 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 22ND NOVEMBER 2019
09:30 - 15:00
THE NETBALL CENTRE, LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

COST: £120 (includes course materials, lunch, tea/coffee and snacks)

09.30am: Registration & Tea/Coffee
10:00am: Innovative Warm Ups (with Olivia Murphy)
10.45am: Getting Free (with Victoria Burgess and Superleague Player)
12.00pm: Lunch
12.45pm: Defensive Specific Movement & How to Challenge For Ball (with Sam May)
14.00pm: Shooting Technique & Shooting Games (with Sara Bayman and Ella Clark)
14.45pm: Q&A with Sara Bayman


Innovative Warms Up (with Olivia Murphy)

This session will focus on how to incorporate pre-hab, get your athletes moving using speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) tasks to prepare them for dynamic netball movement on court. 


Getting free (with Victoria Burgess)

In this attacking session Victoria will focus on athletes learning to get free in both 1v1 and 2v1 scenarios and progress to athletes hitting the circle edge and feeding the circle effectively.

 

Defensive Specific Movement & How to Challenge For Ball (with Samantha May)

This session will cover how to defensively move in the circle utilising a man-on-man position and learning when and how to challenge for ball. 


Shooting Technique & Shooting Games (with Sara Bayman and Ella Clark) 

Sara will work through how to transition static technical shooting skills into shooting games to support athletes skill acquisition and application. 

 

There will be an opportunity for a Q&A after with Sara Bayman for coaches to ask any questions.

 

 

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

Dates:

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, classes and trials. Details of how to book can be found next to each session - please book early to avoid disappointment. To see all info: please hover over the calendar and scroll sideways to see additional columns in the calendar.

Booking Details Session Date Price Time Location Age Group
Register Now U19 Lightning Academy Trials 8th October 2019 £10 6-9pm Netball Centre, Lboro Uni  U19
Register Now U21 Lightning Academy Trials 10th October 2019 £10 6-9pm Netball Centre, Lboro Uni  U21
Register Now October HT Masterclass with Superleague Player:
Restricted to County Academy and Lightning Academy athletes only
16th October 2019 £40 10am - 3pm SDW, Lboro Uni 12 - 15 Years
Register Now Oct H-T Masterclass with Superleague Player:
Restricted to County Academy and Lightning Academy athletes only
24th October 2019 £40 10am - 3pm Netball Centre, Lboro Uni 12 - 15 Years
Register Now Oct H-T Netball Camp:
Open to all abilities and experience
25th October 2019 £35 10am - 3pm Netball Centre, Lboro Uni 11 - 15 Years
Register Now Oct H-T Netball Camp:
Open to all abilities and experience
29th October 2019 £35 10am - 3pm Netball Centre, Lboro Uni 11 - 15 Years
Register Now Oct H-T Masterclass with Superleague Player:
Restricted to County Academy and Lightning Academy athletes only
31st October 2019 £40 10am - 3pm Netball Centre, Lboro Uni 12 - 15 Years
Register Now Coaching Conference for Teachers 22nd November 2019 £120 10am - 3pm Netball Centre, Lboro Uni  
Register Now Skills for Schools. Register your school's expression of interest  13th February 2020  Free  9.30am - 1.30pm Sir David Wallace, Lboro Uni  Girls aged 11-14 years