The Central Coast Academy of Sport implements the Develop a Diamond Academy (DADA) program, as set out by Netball Australia. The academy program is aimed primarily at individual skill development with a focus on preparing scholarship athletes for NSW state team selection and the further representative opportunities that may present themselves.
In addition to athlete development, the academy program also focuses on development and the further educating of local coaches and umpires under the Netball NSW guidelines.
The Central Coast Academy of Sport holds selection trials generally early November each year, the aim is to identify and select full scholarship athletes to make-up the squad for the following year.
Academy selection trials are open to aspiring young athletes from Central Coast Netball Associations, athletes must meet the eligibility criteria for the program.
Each applicant is reviewed by a selected panel of CCAS coaches and administrators, with representative/s from Netball NSW being consulted regarding the suitability of trailing athletes.
The CCAS decision/s regarding athlete selection is based on objective and subjective measures and the CCAS holds final responsibility for the selection of athletes.
The Central Coast Academy of Sport Greater Bank netball program provides a formalised link between local representative netball and NSW state team selection.
The program operates under Netball Australia and Netball NSW guidelines to up-skill athletes and prepare them for state team trials.
The structure of the CCAS Netball Program aligns with Netball Australia’s ‘Develop a Diamond Program’.
To be eligible for a position within the CCAS Netball Program, athletes must be:
– Females in the age group 14-16 Years in 2020 (born in 2004, 2005, 2006);
– A current financial member of a local Netball Association located within the Central Coast Region (Gosford Netball Association, Woy Woy Netball Association or Wyong Netball Association);
– Currently residing within the Local Government Area (LGA) of Central Coast Council.
Athletes selected to this program will receive a minimum of thirty (30) hours on-court training, skill development, education, personal development and opportunities to represent the Central Coast Academy of Sport at annual major events including the ClubsNSW Academy Games and the Hunter Festival of Sport Netball Games.
Please note, an additional tour fee relates to athletes selected for the annual ClubsNSW Academy Games.
An approximate program fee is $400 (+GST), an approximate ClubsNSW Academy Games fee is $50 (+GST)