STEPPING into first grade coaching can be tough enough, let alone after your sister has spearheaded the team to the past two premierships.
But Emily O'Leary is confident younger sibling Sarah has what it takes to mastermind a third straight Farrer League netball title for The Rock-Yerong Creek after taking over the reins.
Emily is still co-captain alongside Caren Hugo, who has returned from a season off with a knee injury, but is content to be the one receiving orders from Sarah this season.
The O'Leary sisters play alongside each other in defence and Emily will still be on hand to provide support Sarah with the clipboard.
"She's always helped me along the way when she was captain the last two years, I leaned on her a bit and she'll do the same with me this year," Emily said.
"It's a massive job and anyone who's coached first grade knows it takes a lot of time and effort. I was really happy to take a step back and let her have a go."
Still just 21, Sarah would be in the mix as the youngest coach in the league.
"I just told her to trust what you believe in, and do what you think's right," Emily said.
"She's pretty confident, she started playing first grade when she was 15 and has a pretty good idea of what she wants to do."
TRYC have started their title defence strongly, backing up a 58-24 belting of Northern Jets with a 51-48 win over Coleambally, tipped to be one of the big improvers.
The Magpies have added Ella Finemore and Collingullie recruit Abbey Thompson to their squad this year.
The Farrer League competition will resume next weekend after the Easter break.