Year 7 Development Squad Info – 2018


Auckland Netball Year 7 Development Squad

After a hugely successful first season in 2017 we are excited to be running our Year 7 Development Squad again this year. This is an initiative aligned with our focus on Player Welfare and supported by the Netball NZ Player Development Guidelines and Junior Netball Policy.

Our Year 7 Development Squad will focus on the building blocks of game-intelligence and physical fitness to help players:
1. Extend their capabilities in the game of netball that they love
2. Work cooperatively with others in a variety of competitive situations
3. Build athletic ability
4. Develop functional and core strength to minimise risk of injury

The programme involves 8 x 1.5 hour coaching sessions, a parent-interaction session, attendance at an ANZ Premiership game and a mini-tournament. We have integrated the new Netball NZ Junior Development Programme with the most successful elements of Auckland Netball’s 2017 Development Squad programme.

Eligibility: Players must be affiliated to a School or Club who play at Auckland Netball (St Johns or Windmill Road venues) and players MUST be attending School Year 7 in 2018.

Limited Numbers: The number of participants is capped at approximately 45 players and criteria applies.

Nominations: Players will need to submit a nomination form online, endorsed by a recent coach or sport coordinator. Nominations open 9th April and close at 5pm on Monday 30th April. Successful applicants will be announced on Friday 4th May.

Characteristics: Nominees must demonstrate at least five of the eight characteristics described below:
1. A good work ethic
2. A high level of responsibility and self-reliance
3. Works well in a team environment and supports others
4. Executes netball skills at a high/above average level
5. Shows a high level of overall athletic ability
6. Enjoys playing the game of netball
7. Is an enthusiastic learner
8. Has a high level of commitment and dedication

Schedule: Coaching sessions will run 4.30pm-6.00pm on Wednesdays for eight weeks, commencing Wednesday 9th May. Dates/times for parent session, ANZ Premiership game and mini-tournamnent are to be advised.

Cost: $160 per player
Location: Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns
For more information: Debbie Christian, Player Welfare Liaison,

The link to the online portal for nominations has been sent to school/club contact personnel. All players interested in the Auckland Netball Year 7 Development Squad are to contact their school/club in the first instance.

Auckland Netball Year 7 Development Squad Registration Form