The Central Coast Academy of Sport Greater Bank Netball 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 will hold a ‘learn to trial’ day in December 2021. The selection trials will then be held in late January 2022.
Academy selection trials are open to aspiring young athletes from Central Coast Netball Associations. Athletes must meet the eligibility criteria for the program (**Please note that the age group for 2022 will be slightly different than previous years)
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 trialing 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.
Together Netball NSW and the Regional Academies of Sport (RAS) create a supportive, challenging and fun culture to introduce athletes, umpires and coaches with identified talent to performance sport. Programs will focus on long term individual development and will lead the way in transforming potential on and off the court.
The CCAS program will provide athletes, umpires and coaches with opportunities to train in the Central Coast region as a squad and also come together to attend the Academy Camp, the Your Local Club Academy Games (Wagga Wagga 2022) and the Academy Challenge (Port Macquarie 2022).
To be eligible for a position within the 2022 CCAS Netball Program, athletes must be:
– Females in the age group 15-16 Years in 2022 (born in 2006, 2007);
– 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, strength and conditioning, education, personal development and opportunities to represent the Central Coast Academy of Sport at annual major events including the Your Local Club Academy Games.
Please note, an additional tour fee relates to athletes selected for the annual Your Local Clubs Academy Games and other tours.
An approximate program fee is $410 (+GST)
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