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Advanced Netball Drills easily Practiced at Home

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Undertaking our advanced netball drills are highly necessary if you’re a young and experienced netballer ready to make that next step.  Taking that next step however requires high motivation and hard, consistent work.  Getting your child to undertake drills that reflect in-game situations as well as improve on their physical strength through our recommended advanced netball drills will enable them to greatly improve in becoming an advanced netball player! ADVANCED NETBALL DRILLS Fitness Netball is a game of short and sharp movements over small distances.  The fitter your child is, the more equipped they will be to complete games without …

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Celebrating Great Cricketers and Former Australian Sports Camps Cricket Coaching Directors | BIG BIRD

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Joel Garner Joel Garner, known as ‘Big Bird’, travelled to Australia for three summers in a row during the late 1980’s to take charge of the ASC cricket coaching camps held around Australia. Back then the Hilton hotel was still opposite the MCG, and they were good enough to put him up for two months in December and January to enable him to move around the country with the Australian Sports Camps team to coach cricketers aged 6 to 16. One of the tallest bowlers ever to play at 6 foot 8 inches, Joel played 58 Tests between 1977 and …

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Simple Field Hockey Drills easily Practiced at Home

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Field Hockey is a fast-paced sport. One of the major focus’ of hockey is being able to maintain control of the ball whilst undertaking sharp movements.  Whilst playing hockey, players must change directions quickly, often to keep up with the pace the game.  Through our simple field hockey drills, your child will learn to control the ball like a pro. Adequate space will be needed at home to practice field hockey drills, as well as a smooth surface.  Kids will usually be playing their hockey matches on artificial turf however short trimmed grass at home is sufficient. The use of …

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Simple Netball Drills easily Practiced at Home

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Like basketball, you don’t actually need a ring to practice simple netball drills at home.  Having access to a netball ring at home or nearby is great for your child to practice their shooting, however, there are many more skills to the game of netball that your child can develop on without access to a ring.  Such skills include: Passing Catching Footwork Pivoting Agility Hand eye coordination Netball is a fast-paced sport and these skills are highly valuable no matter what position you play.  These drills can be undertaken at home and can work several different skills at once.  With …

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Simple Basketball Drills easily Practiced at Home

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If your child wants to get into the sport of basketball then you’ll need some simple basketball drills that you can teach them to practice! Basketball is a sport we encourage kids to get into at a young age, due to the numerous benefits it offers both physically and socially.  It teaches hand-eye coordination, agility, teamwork, problem solving, discipline and work ethic.  With such a fun and team-based focus, it’s no wonder that basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. Basketball is a fast-moving game that involves variety, and plenty of different skills that we teach …

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Top Tips For Kids To Improve Your Tennis Game

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Tennis is a great sport for kids so we want them to have fun and be able to play to the best of their ability. Our following top tennis tips will provide help for just that. Not only does tennis teach kids valuable life skills like concentration, dedication, tactical thinking and self-confidence, but it has a whole range of physical developmental benefits for them too, such as hand eye coordination, gross motor control, balance and body coordination, flexibility, agility and speed. Most kids who play a sport such as tennis spend hours watching their sporting heroes on TV, and dreaming …

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Rock Climbing For Kids – The Benefits

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What are the benefits of rock climbing for kids?  As parents, when our children get to an age where we start thinking about involving them involved in a sport, rock climbing is not usually something that comes to mind. Many of us still hold the belief that rock climbing is something best suited to the adventurous adrenaline junkie and far too dangerous and unsuitable for children.  So, is rock climbing for kids a good sport?  What are the benefits? Rock Climbing For Kids Statistically, rock climbing is one of the safest sports around when compared to traditional sports like rugby and …

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Best Tennis Clubs In Melbourne For Kids

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There are over 1000 tennis courts around Victoria and numerous tennis clubs in Melbourne. Tennis has long been embedded in the Australian sporting culture, and is popular for having a hit socially with friends, being able to compete for a club at a young age, and even just watching the sport as a spectator. Getting your kids involved in tennis will not only teach them valuable life skills like teamwork, dedication and self-confidence, but it has a whole range of physical developmental benefits for them too. Such benefits include hand eye coordination, gross motor control, balance and body coordination, flexibility, …

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Best Cricket Clubs In Melbourne For Kids

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Cricket is one of the most popular sports in Australia at international, domestic and local levels. It has been played in Australia for over 210 years and offers multiple cricket clubs in Melbourne. Growing up playing cricket in the backyard or in the street with the neighbourhood kids is an Aussie tradition and often where the love for the game is born for many players. If your child is one of those kids who can’t get enough of cricket, then getting them involved in a local club is a great way for them to further develop their skills and passion …

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Getting involved in eSports in Australia

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If your kid hasn’t joined the eSports bandwagon yet, they’re going to want to soon because “it’s kind of a big deal” right now! Every gamer young and old is getting involved in eSports as it booms to be the next big thing. Esports, which is short for electronic sports, takes gaming to the next level, broadcasting matches between talented gamers as they compete against one another on a range of digital battlefields. The Australian Esports League (AEL) is a provider of premier eSports competitions in Australia. It is an engaging and entertaining sports experience, which attracts both online and …

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How Kids Can Learn Horse Riding in Adelaide

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If your child would like to try a sport that is completely unique and allows them to get in touch with nature, why not introduce them to the exciting activity of horse riding in Adelaide? Horse riding is a great way to get the kids off the sofa and into the saddle over the school holidays! Most of us would agree that at one stage or another throughout childhood we have all had fantasies of riding ponies, or being a cowboy exploring the Wild West on horseback. Unfortunately, many of these hopes of actually owning our own pony were promptly …

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How To Get Kids Into Golf

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Over the last decade there has been an increase in popularity and growth within the junior golf industry. There is now ample opportunity in Australia for junior golfers to develop their game recreationally and competitively, with plenty of parents wanting to know how to get kids into golf. If you’re a parent that is also an avid golfer, we are sure you’re counting down until the moment where you can spend a day on the golf course with your young one. Well, you’re in luck, because the best age to teach kids how to play golf is as soon as …

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Jan – Feb 2018 School Holiday Activities

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If you’re looking for activities to keep the kids entertained these holidays, and to avoid those “I’m bored… I’m hungry…” comments being thrown at you repeatedly, then we have you covered with these great Jan – Feb 2018 school holiday activities. Whether you are looking for an activity on a budget, or a special treat day out, here are some fun-packed activities on offer in varied cities that are sure to get the kids up and about and away from the screens! KFC Big Bash League Cricket Match: All major cities The Australian Twenty20 season is now in full swing …

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Front Foot Batting Video Tutorial

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In this short video, we work through some great front foot batting tips that will improve your technique and make it harder for bowlers to dismiss you. The lessons are given by Peter Dickson from Community Sports Camps. Peter is currently captain of Premier Cricket Club Fitzroy Doncaster and has been involved with the Victorian Bushrangers. Peter has spent much of his adult life playing cricket around the world and working with children of all ages developing their sporting skills and promoting the game. He is passionate about all sports and believes that team sport gives children essential life skills …

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How To Get Kids Into Futsal

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Futsal, or ‘‘indoor soccer’’, as it is commonly called in Australia, is a fun, fast-paced and exciting small-sided soccer game that originated in South America. Futsal is the only indoor soccer game officially recognised by both the UEFA and FIFA, and has become increasingly popular in Australia since it was first introduced here in 1971. There are currently 18,000 registered Futsal players and 120,000 social competitors nationwide, with more and more parents choosing to get their kids involved in the sport. So if you are one of the many parents wanting to get your kids into Futsal, in this article …