A lesson for the team and for the coach
A SURPRISE call up as a coach for Nanango's Sassy Sisters caught Tash Gerber a little off guard at the start of the winter netball season.
Having never played before, Gerber said she sat herself through an intense study session as she trawled through the internet to bring her up to speed with the rules.
Gerber said she was lucky enough to have the assistance of two junior coaches, Kayla Mathews and Lacee Washband, to help her make decisions on the courtside.
"They're a really big help," she said.
Midway through the netball season, Gerber said her junior team was tracking pretty well and boasted a few wins.
While she said there was always room for improvement across the court her biggest focus was getting her team to create more space on the court.
"They need to spread out," she said.
Gerber said she was generally happy with the Sassy Sisters' offence and defence in their game against the Terminators at the Kingaroy courts on Tuesday.
With a team aged between eight and 11, Gerber said an even greater challenge was dealing with the big experience gap.
She said some of the girls had played for years already and others had just started.
This presented a challenge both in training and games but as the season progressed Gerber said the Sassy Sisters had started to gel well.