Coaching kids is very rewarding, says netball coach Kellie Hair in today's blog
Posted: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:15
What's it like being a young, ambitious coach? In today's blog we feature 22-year-old netball coach Kellie Hair from Houghton Regis. Kellie is on the right in the picture with her netball heroine Loughborough Lightning and England Netball star, Sasha Corbin.
Although Kellie did play netball at school, her first sporting passion was football, playing for Luton girls team and at county level while she was at school. However a bad ankle injury meant that she had to give up football and so she found herself joining Luton Panthers.
Since then she's never looked back and became involved with Luton Community Netball as captain and helping coach and plan training sessions. At 21, Kellie took her Level 2 coaching qualification.
After completing a degree in international management Kellie decided that business wasn't for her and that she'd like to become a specialist PE teacher and will start a PGCE in Primary PE Education next year at Bedford University.
In preparation for her course, Kellie has taught at local primary and secondary schools and also coaches our Team Beds and Luton ladies Get Back Into Netball sessions at Van Dyke Upper School and Robert Bloomfield Middle School.
Coaching children is Kellie's passion. She has a young niece and three nephews and loves to practice and develop her coaching sessions using their feedback. Kellie also has experience of one-to-one coaching of children with special needs, with the aim of getting them back into mainstream PE lessons.
"I love the way that young kids have a real appreciation of your skills as a coach and are creative in the way that they do drills and play games. There's no limits with them and it's very rewarding for the coach."
Kellie currently plays for Luton Panthers as centre, wing attack or wing defence.