Year 7 Development Squad Info – 2017

We are excited to announce our new look Auckland Netball Year 7 Development Squad programme.

This is one of our new initiatives aligned with our focus on Player Welfare and supported by the Netball NZ Player Development Guidelines. The programme has been designed by Dr Craig Harrison from Athlete Development with the support of Auckland Netball staff.

There are two things every young netballer needs to enjoy their playing experience and have the best chance of reaching their potential. The first, is a learning environment that focuses on self-improvement, rather than winning, where players can develop new skills and gain a sense of achievement. The second, is a solid level of athleticism. Players can drastically increase their skill and reduce their risk of injury by training their muscles to get stronger.

Therefore, this programme will focus on the basic building blocks of game-intelligence and physical fitness to help players:
1. Progress faster in the game that they love
2. Work cooperatively with others to achieve more
3. Build a body capable of jumping higher, running faster and producing more power during the critical moments they need it the most
4. Significantly increase their physical toughness to spend more time competing and less time injured.


Auckland Netball Year 7 Development Squad Important Information

Eligibility:
Players must be affiliated to a School or Club who play at Auckland Netball (St Johns or Windmill Road venues). All players MUST be attending School Year 7 in 2017.

Registrations:
Registrations to trial for the Development Squad open on Monday 3rd April and close on Tuesday 2 May.

Trials:
Players must attend two trials held at Auckland Netball Centre in St Johns. These trials will take place 4.30pm-6.00pm on Wednesday 3rd & 10th May.
Squad selections will be announced on Friday 12th May.

Programme Details:
The Development Squad sessions will take place 4.30pm-6.00pm on Wednesdays and take place for 8 weeks, starting Wednesday 17th May.
Sessions will take place indoors and will be led by Auckland Netball Development Coaches.
There will be a festival tournament for all players on Sunday 9th July. Players are expected to attend all squad sessions and the festival tournament.

Costs:
$150.00 per player
Squad Singlet (optional) $40.00 per player

2017 Auckland Netball Year 7 Development Squad Trial Registration Form