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.
Coaching Conference for Teachers
Thursday 6th December, 10am-3pm
Venue: Loughborough University Netball Centre
9.30am: Sign in and tea/coffee
Warm Up with Anne Sharpe (Lightning S&C Coach)
Backline to Goal Circle with Sara Bayman
How to effectively take the ball through court on attack
Group share of team practices
Opportunity for coaches to share their favourite drills and take home new ideas
Inside the goal circle with Karen Atkinson
Relationship between the GS/GA and how to score goals
Game brains with Olivia Murphy
How to use invasion games to develop thinking and development
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||Coaching Conference for Teachers||06/12/2018||£120||10am - 3pm||The Netball Centre||Teachers|
|Book Now||Specialist Session with Beth Cobden||19/12/2018||£25||6.30pm - 8.30pm||The Netball Centre||12 - 15 years|
|Book Now||Inner Circle Series (Severn Stars)||12/01/2019||£30 each or £120 for all 5||2.15pm - 4pm||TBC||Level 2 Coaches|
|Book Now||Inner Circle Series (Team Bath)||09/02/2019||£30 each or £120 for all 5||2.15pm - 4pm||TBC||Level 2 Coaches|
|Coming Soon||Coaching Conference||14/02/2019||£120||10am - 3pm||The Netball Centre||Teachers|
|Book Now||Lightning Camp||18/02/2019||£35||10am - 3pm||The Netball Centre||11 - 15 years|
|Book Now||Mid-court Flash Session||19/02/2019||£22||9.30am - 12pm||Sir David Wallace Arena||12 - 15 years|
|Book Now||Defence/Shooting Flash Session||19/02/2019||£22||1pm - 3.30pm||Sir David Wallace Arena||12 - 15 years|
|Book Now||Masterclass||21/02/2019||£40||10am - 3pm||Holywell Fitness Centre||11 - 13 years|
|Book Now||Masterclass||22/02/2019||£40||10am - 3pm||Holywell Fitness Centre||14 -16 years|
|Book Now||Inner Circle Series (London Pulse)||02/03/2019||£30 each or £120 for all 5||2.15pm - 4pm||TBC||Level 2 Coaches|
|Book Now||Inner Circle Series (benecos Mavericks)||30/03/2019||£30 each or £120 for all 5||2.15pm - 4pm||TBC||Level 2 Coaches|
|Book Now||Inner Circle Series (Celtic Dragons)||04/05/2019||£30 each or £120 for all 5||2.15pm - 4pm||TBC||Level 2 Coaches|