Under 14 & 16 Pre-Season: Skill Sessions

Under 14 & Under 16 Pre-Season: Skills Sessions 2024

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.

Players will be grouped after the first day of observations. 

Player Eligibility

  • Under 14 players must be born 2010 or 2011
  • Under 16 must be born 2008 or born 2009


  • Dates: Tuesdays: 20th & 27th February, 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th March 2024
  • Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Guest Coaches include HCNC Representative Coaches and Performance Coaches from our communty. 

VenueHamilton City Netball Centre

Cost: $120 per player - [Players may purchase Poipoia te Manawa apparel sold separately]

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

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

The Skills Sessions will based around the below as

Each week will be introducted to althete development including strength & conditioning, and on & off court athlete behaviors.

Below is a guidline to content delivered each week. Guest coaches may adjust content they deliver with similar concepts accordling to there knowledge and experience.  

Week 1: Fitness Testing & Skill Assessment  

  • Players will be grouped 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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