St Johns Year 7 & 8
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St Johns Year 7 & 8 futureFERNS 

At year 7&8 players have developed a considerable understanding of the game. The focus is now on skill improvement as well as participation and fun as players move to a 7v7 game on a full-size court.

Performance, challenge, and playing are keys for this age group. Players should rotate around positions and play at least half a game which will give them the opportunity to participate and develop.

 

Please click to view photos from the Year 7&8 Prizegiving 2019

Key Information

Competition Format

This competition follows the rules of the game and players start to specialise in a certain area of the court eg. shooting, defence or mid-court.

  • Game times: Tuesday 4.00pm | 5.00pm | 6.00pm|  7.00pm
  • 15 minute time on court for warm up followed by a game
  • 7 v 7 (recommend 10 players per team). GK, GD, WD, C, WA, GA, GS
  • Substitutions during an interval or when play has stopped for injury/illness
  • Minimum of half a game per game
  • Provide opportunities for players to play a variety of positions
  • Played on a full size netball court. Goalposts at 3.05m
  • Play with a Size 5 ball
  • Games will be 40 minute duration – 4 x 10 minute quarters
  • Scores taken for competition points table
  • Year 7&8 Coach Workshops – Full training is provided for coaches – please see Coach Development page for upcoming dates.

Boys in futureFERNS Netball

Netball New Zealand Junior Policy 2017

  • All boys may play netball alongside girls up to the age of 12 (Year 8) without restriction.
  • Boys on court at any one time should not be more than half the team.
  • Note: Year 7 & 8 boys, a maximum of 3 boys are allowed on the court at any time, with only one in each area of play i.e. GS or GA | WA, C, or WD | GD or GK.
  • We would like to introduce a Boys Only Grade if numbers permit.

Yr 7 & 8 Competition St Johns 2020

FEBRUARY 11 February Entries Close for Summer League – Junior (Year 3 – 8)
18 FebruarySummer League – St Johns Juniors (Tuesday) commences (6 weeks)
19 FebruarySummer League – St Johns Juniors (Tuesday) commences (6 weeks)
MARCH4 MarchAuckland Netball AGM 6.30pm - St Johns
One representative from each school or club to attend
24 MarchPre-Season Meeting - St Johns Mother Earth futureFERNS Year 1 – 8 4:00pm all school/club netball co-ordinators to attend
27 MarchEntries close for Junior Pre-Season Tournament (Year 3 – 8) – St Johns
April
APRIL5 AprilJunior Pre-Season Tournament (Year 3 – 8) – St Johns
9 April Mother Earth futureFERNS Year 1-8 Entries Close
28 April Mother Earth futureFERNS Year 7 & 8 Coach Workshop – St Johns
29 April Mother Earth futureFERNS Year 7 & 8 Coach Workshop – Windmill Park
29 April Fees and Team List Registration Forms due by 5pm | Penalty of 4 points
MAY5 MayGrading 1
12 MayGrading 2
19 MayGrading 3
26 MayCompetition commences (10 weeks)
JULY7, 12 & 21 JulyNO PLAY | School holidays
AUGUST14 AugustEntries close for Intermediate Challenge (schools & clubs) Tournament – St Johns
18 AugustLast games
25 AugustIntermediate Challenge (school & clubs) Tournament
25 AugustPrizegiving (Prizegiving will be on 3 September if Saver Day used)
SEPTEMBER22 September Post-Season Meeting – St Johns Mother Earth futureFERNS Year 1-8 4:00pm all school/club co-ordinators to attend
OCTOBER 2 October Entries close for Summer League – Junior (Year 3 – 8)
20 October Summer League – St Johns Juniors (Tuesdays) commences (8 weeks)
21 October Summer League – Windmill Park Juniors (Wednesday) commences (8 weeks)

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