Under 14 & 16 Post-Season: Skill Sessions

Under 14 & Under 16 Post-Season: Skills Sessions 2023

Hamilton City Netball Centres Player Development Programme (PDP) is structured to empower the Netball community by providing opportunities that are development focused and accessible.  We offer a supportive and safe environment with an emphasis on welfare and personal growth will be maintained by being process driven.

Term 4 programme focus on Off Season for players. Incorporating a variety of Netball and different code skills & tactics for continued development, also strength and conditioning activities to help players with knowledge to prepare for the netball season.

Players will be grouped after the first day of observations. 

Player Eligibility

  • Under 14 players must be born 2009 or 2010
  • Under 16 must be born 2007 or born 2008


  • Dates: Tuesdays: 24th, 31st October, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November
  • Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Guest Coaches include HCNC Representative Coaches and Performance Coaches from our communty. 

VenueHamilton City Netball Centre

Cost: $100 per player - [Players may purchase Poipoia te Manawa apparel sold separately]

For more information contact: (07) 8474007 or development@netballhamilton.org.nz 

If you need to arrange a payment plan please contact us at admin@netballhamilton.org.nz

The Skills Sessions will cover the below aspects:

Week 1: Fitness Testing & Skill Assessment  

  • Players will be grouped into the skills or skills extension programmes from observations
  • Fitness testing - Key focus on how and why we do fitness testing.
  • Skill activities 
  • Games

Week 2: Ball Skills and Footwork

  • Variety of passes
  • Agility & Speed
  • Change of direction
  • Athlete Development: Nutrition and Hydration
  • Games

Week 3: Attack: Movement

  • Pass and Move
  • Turning Fully
  • Court Balance
  • Athlete Development: Sleep importance
  • Games

Week 4: Defence

  • Pressure on the ball
  • Shadowing and blocking
  • 3 Phases of Defence
  • Athlete Development: Goal Setting 
  • Games

Week 5: Attack: Space

  • Gaining the Ball
  • Decision Making
  • Passing into space
  • Timing of movement
  • Athlete Development: Self Analysis & Smart Health
  • Games

Week: 6:  Testing & Game Play

  • Fitness Re-testing 
  • Skill Activities
  • Games
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