Sasha Corbin: Netballer

England Netball player Sasha Corbin shares her love for the game, and coaches some young players in the High 5 beginner’s version of the game.

Presenter Jess Creighton meets England and Loughborough Lightning netball player Sasha Corbin at an England training camp. Sasha talks about her own career highlights and what originally drew her to the sport. She explains what the sport has done for her in terms of life skills, fitness, organisation, team work, making friends and giving her a sense of purpose. We next see Sasha take a High 5 coaching session for beginners based at her old primary school in Tottenham, demonstrating passing skills, encouraging the girls to work as a team and to practise their shooting. She takes questions from the girls, and teacher presenter Jess a few netball skills too.

Teacher Notes

Sasha didn’t start netball until Secondary school and has developed into an international athlete. Students are to discuss the fact it’s never too late to try something new? What is it that they would love to try if they had the chance? She talks about life skills that she needed to compete in netball. In pairs, could you make a list of all the different life skills you would need? How are these skills transferable to what we do every day? In groups can you brainstorm all the factors that you need if you want to do well in sport, what characteristics do we need?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Physical Education and Modern Studies at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd, 3rd and 4th Level in Scotland.