GRADING, TEAM SELECTION & TRAINING
What is involved in the Junior and Senior grading sessions?
Grading sessions consist of a 10-minute warm up then match-play, lasting for 10 minute games over a 1 – 2 hour period.
The sessions will be overseen by one Grading Coordinator and a team of independent selectors.
What are the selectors looking for?
Selectors are looking for players with good footwork, ball-handling, speed and agility, body control, attacking skills, game perception and sense, defending skills.
We also look for players who demonstrate sportsmanship and a positive attitude, good fitness and versatility. An ability to fit into various team combinations to promote team balance is essential.
Ability alone does not necessarily determine where a player is graded.
Are the grading and skills sessions compulsory to attend?
Yes, attendance at the grading and Net Set Go skills sessions are compulsory for all players and non-attendance may impact on team selection. If a player is unable to attend any sessions, that player will be placed in a team at the discretion of the Committee.
When do the grading and skills sessions start?
Sessions commence at the end of February and run through March of each calendar year, aligning with Fremantle Netball Associations (FNA) division grading schedule. Grading schedule is advertised on the RNC website and can be viewed here.
What happens if I cannot make a grading or skill session?
Players need to notify the club providing at least one weeks’ notice if you will not be attending a grading or skills session by emailing email@example.com
What do I bring and wear to a grading session?
Bring along a drink bottle and positive attitude, ensuring you are wearing sneakers and active wear. We also encourage the use of Slip, Slop, Slap during the warmer sessions in afternoon.
When are we notified of what team we are in?
All team announcements will be finalised and posted on the RNC website at [insert new website link]. Announcements will be made four weeks prior to season commencing unless delays by FNA in their division grading schedule
When do I find out who my coach is?
The coach will email all players direct and introduce themselves, advising on their availability for training sessions, times, and days.
When do we start training?
Training can commence anywhere up to 4 weeks prior to games starting on a Saturday at FNA. This will be dependent on your coach’s availability and does vary depending on the team. Your coach will reach out and discuss this with you.
Where do we train?
All training is conducted at the Koolan Drive Netball Courts, Shelley PERTH WA