Specialist Schools

The objective of Netball WA’s Specialist Netball School Endorsement Program is to outline minimum standards that are relevant to the current athlete, coach, umpire and official pathways. 

Netball WA Endorsed Specialist Netball Schools must be able to demonstrate that they are able to provide a successful program that covers all aspects of netball and a holistic approach to student development. 

Schools work with Netball WA to produce a comprehensive program in accordance with the Netball Australia Long Term Athlete Development Plan with requirements such as a minimum of four contact hours per week programmed before, during and after school hours.

Schools must provide a comprehensive program in accordance with the Netball Australia Long Term Athlete Development Plan with a minimum of four contact hours per week programmed before, during and after school hours. Consideration must be given to the athletes’ entire workload to ensure they are not physically overloaded and receive adequate recovery.

The coach must hold a minimum advanced coaching accreditation with coaching experience at association representative level  and preferably with regional or state league coaching experience.

The school must be able to provide safe, full sized and suitable netball facilities and equipment
The curriculum should assist students to develop their knowledge and skills across a broad range of areas within the sport:
-Develop skills as outlined in the Netball Australia Skills Curriculum
-Enhance tactical knowledge relevant to the students developmental stage
-Provide sports science knowledge that is relevant to netball e.g. nutrition, injury prevention, psychology and 
  leadership
-Conduct relevant administration, coach and umpire education

Students should undergo a selection process and be able to demonstrate a strong interest in the sport and a desire to advance their skills in all areas

Competitive opportunities should be provided, such as tournaments or events

Schools must support Netball WA programs and students must be members of Netball WA

Schools should act as a positive advocate for netball in the local community