NetEd back for another year

After the success of the inaugural program this year, the Netball NSW NetEd Coach and Umpire on Court Workshops will return in 2015.

Coaches and umpires across the State were provided a new opportunity for development in 2014 with the introduction of the NetEd workshop. In support of the existing accreditation frameworks, the three-hour educational workshops are designed for coaches and umpires at beginner level, as well as workshops aimed specifically at development level, or higher.

Netball NSW Regional Development Manager Nicole Bowles was pleased the netball community embraced the workshops for their development.

“We saw more than 250 coaches and 160 umpires attend an exciting first year of the NetEd Workshop Programs, which makes us pleased to deliver the program again in 2015,” Bowles said.

“The NetEd Coach and Umpire on Court Workshops are a great support structure to the accreditation systems, allowing for coaches and umpires of all levels to attend the workshops, gaining further knowledge and insight into each area of the game”.

“We received some terrific feedback from our netball community after this year’s delivery, and we encourage all our Associations to apply for a grant in 2015. Programs can be tailored to individual Associations’ needs, making them target specific.

“It was a lot of fun being on the road and getting out to all our regional communities, and we look forward to visiting again in 2015,” Bowles concluded.

Coaches on Court
The Coaches on Court program consists of nine workshops, five which are open to coaches of all levels and four aimed at development or higher level coaches. Each workshop will explore in depth netball skills, providing coaches with an opportunity to analyse the theory and practical requirements. The workshops will take place in a practical setting allowing for coaches to view activities, coaching behaviours and techniques in real time.

Umpires on Court
The Umpires on Court program consists of two workshops which will explore the skills required to coach beginner umpires and the simple methods used to test umpires. Associations can apply now to host these workshops in 2014.

Applications for the 2015 NetEd Grant Program are now open. Associations seeking to apply for a grant should speak with their Regional Coordinator and complete the 2015 NetEd Grant form.

Final applications are to be submitted to Nicole Bowles, Regional Development Manager, by 5pm on Friday 7 November 2014.