Learn Fundamentals with Lightning

In the latest of our 'virtual programmes' we take you through the key skills needed to become a high level netballer.

Over the next three weeks, I’ll be providing you with an insight into our Lightning Academy, introducing the skills we look for from athletes for our programme and giving all players an opportunity to upskill. Aimed at young players, coaches and teachers to understand what skills we look for at selection, the routes in to our Lightning Academy and how to identify netball potential in a young athlete from any sport. I’ll be setting skills challenges, offering an opportunity for players to benchmark themselves against current U15 and U17 Lightning Academy athletes and, for those who benchmark favourably, to share their results. At the end of the series we’ll select a few of the athletes who have shared their results to take part in some remote small group training sessions with us!

Alex Styan U17s Head Coach, Lightning Academy

Simply expand the bars below to find a break down of the focus for each week, followed by a video tutorial for you to follow along and have a go at home.

Week 1

In week one, we’ll look at:

  • Introduction to the series and the Lightning Academy Pathway
  • Skills Challenges 1 and 2
  • Results from our U17 and U15 Academy and a chance to benchmark

Lightning Fundamentals: Week 1

Week 2

In week two we'll explore:

  • Routes in to our Lightning Academy
  • Skills Challenges 3 and 4
  • Results from our U17 and U15 Academy and a chance to benchmark

 

Lightning Fundamentals: Week 2

Week 3

And finally in week three we will look at:

  • Aims of the Lightning Pathway
  • How athletes can develop during lockdown and prepare in the off and pre season
  • Lightning Fundamentals – attributes we look for at trials and how to approach trials

 

Lightning Fundamentals: Week 3