Diamonds gamers will probably be urged to provide an trustworthy evaluation of Australia’s netball program after they collect on the Sunshine Coast subsequent week for a camp with new coach Stacey Marinkovich.
With the Tremendous Netball season ending with Sunday’s grand last in Brisbane, Marinkovich grabbed the possibility to organise a six-night camp in Noosa beginning on Wednesday.
In attendance would be the 19-player Diamonds squad named final month by Marinkovich, who in August was named new nationwide coach.
With no worldwide netball schedule for the Diamonds till early subsequent yr and the squad match-hardened by an intense and condensed Tremendous Netball season, on-court coaching gained’t be on the Noosa agenda.
As a substitute, Marinkovich will use the time to kind relationships with the gamers and get their enter on what wants enchancment within the Diamonds program.
“It was a novel alternative the Diamonds don’t normally get to have an atmosphere the place you’ll be able to construct relationships, get some true alignment within the route we wish to go and begin to form a few of that readability,” Marinkovich mentioned.
“Then after we come collectively in January to hit that efficiency aspect, there’s already that connection and hopefully that enhances the cohesion on the courtroom.
“There’s be a number of one-on-one conferences. It’s a possibility for me to get to know the place the gamers are at and what they see because the strengths of this system and issues they assume we have to transfer.
“It’s additionally about them having the ability to share their journeys with one another, and understanding and going by means of some key components that I believe join gamers to coaches, and gamers to gamers.
“We’ll do some actions that can form the expectations that I’ve if you wish to be a part of the Diamonds.”
Marinkovich has been busy juggling her teaching commitments with Tremendous Netball grand finalists West Coast Fever and getting ready for the Noosa camp.
“I prioritise occasions in my week to have some thought across the Diamonds and the camp, and the place I want my vitality at completely different factors,” she mentioned.
“I’m shifting my hat a few occasions within the week however getting some actually purposeful stuff executed.”