Netball coach Karyn Byrne (centre) with Amelia Sutton and Leanne Olsen after being presented with the Dr Barbara O'Dea Memorial Trophy in 2016.
Netball coach Karyn Byrne (centre) with Amelia Sutton and Leanne Olsen after being presented with the Dr Barbara O'Dea Memorial Trophy in 2016. Linda Bunch

Look for skill sets in coaching, netball style

COACH'S CORNER:

KARYN Byrne has coached netball at Assumption College since 2000 and coached the Warwick under-11 team last season on her return to representative coaching.

She talks about her views on coaching after answering a call from the Daily News as she filled out an application for Warwick U12 coach this year.

THE most important aspect of coaching is identifying individual strengths and combined them into a strong team.

I don't necessarily look for size/height but the skill set of each player.

By the age of 11 or 12, you can already tell what end of the court the girls will succeed at.

I really enjoyed coaching current Paralympian Carlee Beattie in a representative team.

I loved her passion for the game, her overall athleticism and her nature to try and try again.

The high point for me as a coach has been some of the Assumption College successes at Confraternity.

The best thing about coaching is when an umpire comes to you after the game and compliments the girls on their sportsmanship.

I coach our daughter Keely in Warwick netball and it is great she just loves the game. Our son Xavier, 10, is old enough to trial for a Warwick representative side this season, boys can play netball with the girls to the age of 12.



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