A deep-seated passion for sports develops throughout a person’s childhood. With Coaches being the leaders, creators and motivators of these passions.
On Monday, January 21, Drakensberg Primary School played host to a mini-netball course for 40 coaches across Northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Leading the coaching seminar, which is set to end on January 25, is none other than the extremely talented, Dr Elsjè Jordaan. A person who is renowned for her vast knowledge on Netball.
Her coaching career has seen several teams under her tutelage from 2001 to 2018, each team winning mulitpule medals.
In 2005, she was the coach of the Gauteng u/21 team at the national tournament in Wellington, Western Cape. The same year, Dr Jordaan was also the invitational coach at the national tournament for the NSA u/19 squad against the USASSA u/19 team.
Furthermore, in 2007 Dr Jordaan was the technical consultant to Netball South Africa, for the Spar Protea team at the World Netball Championships in Auckland, New Zealand.
In 2018, Dr Jordaan was appointed as the head coach for the South African u/21 team to participate in the World Youth Games. She also received a special award from the MEC for her contribution to Netball in the province.
With several other titles and accolades under her belt, Dr Jordaan is truly and confidently able to assist and develop coaches in guiding children to greatness.
“We will be looking at how to prepare children for senior phase netball,” says Dr Jordaan.
With the attending coaches focusing on children from Grade 1 to Grade 3, Dr Jordaan says it is instrumental to promote skills development. This is because children are the future of netball.
Under Dr Jordaan’s coaching, the attendees will learn about how to develop players’ talents, teach them how to switch positions on the court and how to use the rules to their advantage.
The coaching course will continue until Wednesday, January 23. From Thursday, January 24, the Drakensberg Primary School’s netball teams, from the U/9 to the First Team will be taking part in a Netball Clinic, ending the week-long coaching session.
A coaching course which is sure to see mini-netball growing from strength to strength.