FOR MINI ATHLETES IN SCHOOLS YEARS 2-4
Shan Netball Training Academy First Steps into Netball Program, has been designed to help develop young athletes in school years 2 and 4.
Junior sport participation has many benefits, such as contributing to health and wellness by providing increased activity levels and reducing stress, and helping to build a positive self-image.
It also offers a range of social benefits such as:
• developing life skills (for example, communication, concentration, commitment)
• learning responsibility and discipline
• learning how to work with others in team environments
• learning to cope with success and failure
• developing a sense of community, loyalty and cohesion
• helping gifted players become aware that they are role models for others.
Players develop both physically and psychologically at different rates and it is important that SNTA providers recognise and accommodate different stages of learning and development. All players must be given the opportunity to reach their potential, regardless of their current level of ability. There are Academy pathways available for some athletes to progress, and we are connected to some amazing sister clubs that can accommodate athletes after years 2 and 4.
SNTA welcomes the opportunity for boys and girls to participate together, in either single-sex or mixed-gender training sessions.
Quality coaching is an essential element in creating a positive experience for players in netball. Coaches have a responsibility to assist in building the confidence, selfesteem and ability of players through their own positive role modeling and equitable treatment of all participants
We offer regualr sessions throughout the school term, all taking place at Barn Elms Sports Centre. The sessions for the spring term are below
Year 2 Thursdays 4-5pm
Year 3 Saturdays 12.30-1.30pm
Year 4 Saturdays 9.30-10.30am
Bookings are done termly and training days/times may change in the summer term. Should attendance drop below 80% participants may be suspended from booking the following term.
PROGRESSING IN THE ACADEMY
There will be the opportunity to trial to join the academy once participants reach U10 (generally school year 5) and identified athlete maybe invited to the U8/9 Elite Monday sessions.
Who Can Attend?
Boys and Girls ages 6-9
Will it be safe?
We have taken all possible COVID-19 precautions to make our sessions as safe as possible for coaches and participants. Please see out COVID-19 risk assessment.
is a kit required?
Particpants in years 2-3 are required to train in a SNTA t-shirt and black baselayers.
Partipants in year 4 are required to train in a SNTA t-shirt, SNTA hoodie and black baselayers.
These will be available to order.
What Time Does Training Take Place?
Year 2 4pm- 5pm
Year 3 12.30-1.30pm
Year 4 9.30-10.30am
training dates and location?
All Training will take place at Barns Sports Center
May 7th 14th 28th
June 4th 11th 18th 25th
July 2nd 9th 16th
May 5th 12th 19th 26th
June 9th 16th 23rd 30th