**Please note that the Performance pathway is currently undergoing a restructure with reviews of current processes underway and subject to change.**
Regional and Regional Performance Academy
A reminder to all Netball South's County & Satellite Academy Coaches ...
The Netball South Regional Academy and Regional Performance Academy sessions on Monday evenings are open for you to attend and actively develop your academy-style coaching skills.
Both sessions are delivered by Elly Moore (EN Performance Pathway Coach for Netball South) and Linda Cairney (Assistant RPA/RA Coach).
RA | Monday 6-8pm | Testlands Hub, Green Lane, Southampton SO16 9RG
RPA | Monday 8-10pm | Testlands Hub, Green Lane, Southampton SO16 9RG
Please let Elly know ahead of any sessions you intend to attend firstname.lastname@example.org
Club coaches are also welcome.
Note also: Elly has a list of coaches interested in performance-related events; email Elly if you would like to be added (or removed) from that distribution list. Examples of events that coaches on the 'interested' list are: Regional Day Camps, Netball South Summer Camp, Workshops and similar.
The National Academy is for U19 and U17 England Squad Athletes. Camps and weekend training run throughout the year, bringing all the best athletes of this age group together for extra training with the very best and supervised Strength and Conditioning.
South Athletes in National Academy:
- Ashleigh Dekker
- Charlotte Curtis
- Sophie Drakeford-lewis
- Elsa Wakeman
Regional Performance Academy
Regional Performance Academies provide the ‘daily training environments’ needed for athletes aged U19 and operate year round delivering individualised training for athletes. Regional Performance Academies deliver between 6 - 10 hours per week of coaching, forming about half of an athlete’s overall programme which should consist of between 17-19 hours per week (also including strength and conditioning, 3 levels of competition, observation and analysis, coach 1-to-1s, AASE etc). There will be up to 20 athletes in each of the Regional Performance Academies, some of whom will also be U19/U17 England Squad Athletes who will also attend the National Academy.
Regional Academies provide the daily training environments needed for athletes aged U19.
Regional Academies deliver between 6 – 10 hours per week of coaching forming about half of an athlete’s overall programme, which should consist of between 17-19 hours per week.
County Academies provide training for athletes aged approximately 14-16 years. County Netball Associations manage and deliver the County Academies on behalf of England Netball, delivering between 15-30 sessions per year. Qualified and experience Level 2 Coaches should deliver the training programmes set by England Netball, providing athletes will the support and skill set they need to progress to the next level of the Pathway, the Regional Academy.
Athletes in a County Academy should be accessing between 14-16 hours a week of training and competition, both in netball and other invasion sports. Strength and Conditioning work is also important for this level and age group of athletes, to ensure that muscles are developed properly, to prevent injury and to prepare them for a greater intensity of training as they progress their netball careers.
The Satellite Academy is the first step on the England Pathway, for young netballers aged approximately 11-14 years old. County Netball Associations manage and deliver the Satellite Academies on behalf of England Netball, delivering about 15 sessions per year.
The emphasis in the Satellite Academy is for young netballers to learn how to train on their own, and to understand, experience and practice some of the different components required in a training programme.