Fit for the Season Workshop - Monday 20 February

Update as at 17 February:
Sorry to advise but due to limited number of registrations this workshop scheduled for Monday 20th February has unfortunately had to be cancelled.  If willing to travel coaches are welcome to enroll to attend the same workshop scheduled to be held at Netball Taranaki on Sat 25th March, Coastlands Netball Kapiti on Sat 1st April, Netball Hutt Valley Centre on Fri 1st September or Hawke's Bay Netball on Sun 12th Nov 2017.


Getting fit for the season doesn't happen overnight - it's something you & your players need to be aware of NOW so they can hit the season hard right from the start and deliver peak performance to the best of their abilities.  What's more, if fitness is sustained it is a key way to avoid injury and stay in the game longer.

If you're a coach who's keen to upskill and expand your netball know-how here's your chance to make the most of your off-season for your own personal development.  Why not attend some coaching courses aimed at teaching you the best techniques, sharing ideas and supplying you with the right knowledge to be the best coach you can be?  Course content has been compiled by experts from Netball New Zealand and even offer the chance to gain recognised accreditation for your efforts.

Our next course on offer is Fit for the Season which focuses on providing coaches a solid knowledge of the essential exercises involved in the ACC endorsed NetballSmart warm up and warm down routine.  This series of exercises and activities has been carefully compiled with a mind to reduce serious ACL injuries all too common in netball.  Coaches should receive information and skills necessary to enable them to plan and implement basic enhancing performance concepts and fitness programmes with their players, teams and squads.

By the end of the workshop coaches should be able to:
* Better understand the philosophies and best practices when it comes to injury prevention
* Demonstrate an understanding of the physical demands placed on netball players and how to manage these
* Apply basic netball-specific fitness and methods of training
* Understand energy systems and how to sustain them
* Grasp the concept of periodisation - when's best to start training (pre-season), how should training alter compared to the middle of the season (in-season), when to taper off (active rest) and should we just drop everything outside the netball season (off-season)?

Pick up some fun age and stage-specific activities to try with your team members that disguise fitness as fun exercise!

Suitable for coaches who have already completed the Player Centred Coaching course and are keen to build on the basics - let us help you add more tricks to your coaching toolkit.

This is a pre-requisite module for those aiming to move from CCA to PCA or those working towards completing their CCA II accreditation level.

When: Monday 20th February 2017
Time: 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Where: Hataitai Netball Pavilion, 43 Ruahine Street, Hataitai
Cost: $25 per person
BONUS OFFER: Attend 4 modules anywhere in the Central Zone and get the 5th module FREE!

Registrations close Friday 17th February.  Pays to be prompt as spaces are limited and the course will only go ahead with a minimum of 6 attendees and capped at 16 attendees.  Late enquiries welcome - if wishing to enquire please phone 387 6034.

Payment Options:
Internet Banking
- Bank ANZ, Account Number 01-1839-0302543-00
Please state your name and reference "NNZ MODULES" in the particulars when arranging payment.
Cheque - please make payable to "Netball Central Zone Inc." and post to: PO Box 14-845, Kilbirnie.

To register promptly complete the attached form and email to Aimee Henderson at Netball Central Zone via


More about the Netball NZ Coach Accreditation Pathway

Suitable for all levels – those who are first-timers and those with plenty of years experience seeking fresh ideas.

This course lies within the new series of compulsory courses that contribute towards achieving the Community Coach Award I (CCA I).  It can also be completed by those with a particular interest in expanding their knowledge in this area.  Player Centred Coaching should first be completed prior to attending however if please get in touch to discuss options further.

Those already mid-way through completing the five compulsory modules that make up the former Community Coach Award (CCA) may still continue to do so before the 31st of January 2017.  These modules include Player Centred Coaching, Communication & Managing Others, Team Building, Skill Analysis and Planning.

From 31st January 2017 onwards the following changes will take effect:

Community Coach Award I (CCA I) is the second step and consists of 10 technical modules: Player Centred Coaching, Communication & Managing Others, Planning, Skills Analysis, Team Building, Selecting, Balls Skills, Attack 1, Defence 1, Shooting.  Includes further online and ongoing learning.

Community Coach Award II (CCA II) follows on from CCA I with seven additional tactical modules: Fit for the Season, Game Analysis, Mental Skills, Tournament Planning, Through Court, Centre Pass, Circle Work.  Includes further online and ongoing learning.

Performance Coach Qualification (PCQ) forms the next step on from CCA II with seven further additional modules: Enhancing Performance, Advanced Mental Skills I, Advanced Skill Acquisition I, Advanced Performance Planning, Advanced Mental Skills II, Advanced Skill Acquisition II and Advance Game Analysis.  Coaches must also be actively coaching for a minimum of 2 years at U17/U19/Premier Club level and above.  They must also undertake a Coach Development Plan, Practical Observations/Assessments and further online and ongoing learning.

Those wishing to progress from the former CCA onto PCQ will need to complete Fit for the Season, Mental Skills and Game Analysis prior to 31st January 2017 as well as meet the minimum requirement of 2 years coaching at U17/U19/Premier Club level in order to be eligible for entry.

All the best in preparation for the season ahead!


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