Be a Netball Mentor!

Online Netball Mentor CourseNetball Australia in conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission is pleased to launch an online mentoring course for coaches, umpires and officials.

Mentoring is a highly effective way for coaches, umpires and officials to learn the ‘art’ of their role, and apply theory that they may have learnt in a classroom or through independent study.  Mentoring relationships can be formally structured, with mentors assigned to officials, or they can grow out of a chance encounter with a like-minded person and remain very informal.

The course has seven modules covering the following topics:

  • How mentoring works
  • Know yourself as a mentor
  • Initial meeting
  • Know your mentee
  • Giving Feedback
  • Improving Performance
  • Conflict/Challenging Situations

Mentoring is not new, but it is effective. Skilling mentors in their role can only enhance the mentee’s experience. Being able to provide quality feedback in a manner that empowers the mentee and allows them to develop in their own time and style is a skill that mentors need to have.

Click here to enroll now.

FREE AASC Community Coach Training Program


The Active After-school Communities (AASC) program is a national initiative that provides primary school-aged children with access to free, structured physical activity programs in the after-school hours timeslot. The program aims to engage traditionally inactive children in sport and other structured physical activities, and through a positive and fun experience, develop a love of sport that inspires them to join a local sporting club. Coaches from the community are needed to help deliver these activities and they attend the Community Coach Training Program prior to getting started.

The Australian Sports Commission’s Active After-School Communities (AASC) Program is conducting a FREE Coaching Course on Wednesday the 15th and Thursday the 16th of December. It is open to students, volunteers, teachers, parents, club coaches, beginner coaches, professional coaches and community members.

How does it work?
To gain your Foundation Coach Accreditation through the AASC program, all you have to do is:

  • Attend and successfully complete the free one or two day AASC Community Coach Training Program
  • Watch the Netball Australia Skills of Netball Foundation DVD (available from the AASC staff member at the course)
  • Register as a AASC deliverer
  • Be engaged by a participating AASC school or after school care centre to deliver a netball program
  • Complete a successful appraisal conducted by a AASC staff member (there are 154 AASC Regional Coordinators across the country)
  • Apply for your Foundation Coach Accreditation through your state netball association

Who is it for?
This process is available for anyone who would like to coach in the AASC and also have an interest in gaining coaching accreditation in netball.

What are the benefits?
Going through this process will allow you to gain two qualifications – your netball Foundation Coaching Accreditation and your AASC Community Coach Certificate. There are numerous benefits of coaching in the AASC program which include getting involved in your community, the satisfaction of watching traditionally inactive kids having fun playing netball, access to coaching resources and game ideas.

When: Wednesday 15 December & Thursday 16 December
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Marrara Indoor Stadium
For further information or to register contact Lee Wilson – 08 8942 3681.

Download a registration form here.
Read more about the Active After-school Communities program or download the flyer here.

School Holiday Netball Clinic

The Netball NT School Holiday Netball Clinic’s will run in January 2011.

Participants from all backgrounds (beginners and experienced) are welcome to join in the fun over the 2 days.

Participants are taken through various skills presented by Netball NT’s Development Manager as well as NTIS Netball Athletes. A member from our Australian Netball League team – Territory Storm will attend to issue certificates and sign autograph books for the participants.

All participants are encouraged to attend both days as each day is different. Participants will receive a participation pack including shoulder bag, drink bottle and more!


When: Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th January 2011

Time: 8:30am – 12:00noon

Age Elegibility: 8-14 year olds

Please bring: Clearly labeled drink bottle & morning snacks

Closing Dates for registrations: Tuesday 4th January 2011

Contact Netball NT on 8945 2399 for further info.

Click here to download a registration form.

School Holiday Netball Clinic – Last Chance to Register!

It’s your last chance to register for the school holiday netball clinic being heldat the Sitzler Netball Centre. Inside word is that Northern Districts A grade and Territory Storm representative Liz McCouaig will be on hand assisting with skills development and signing autographs.

See our previous post for further info.

Foundation Coaching Course

Netball Foundation Coaching Course

The Foundation Coaching Course is designed for beginner and club coaches. It covers basic coaching principles, the teaching and correcting of netball and modified netball skills, and is a great course to attend if you are interested in becoming a coach.

Venue: Darwin Netball Association, Netball Centre, Board Room, 235 Abala Road Marrara
Date: 22nd March & 29th March 2011
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm

Download a registration form.

The course is also being conducted in Alice Springs in February 2011.

For further details please contact Jourdan at Netball NT on (08) 8945 2399.