Hi Modified Coaches,
Please see message below from PRNA regarding rotation of players. As you will see from below, PRNA will be closely monitoring Modified teams to ensure that players get rotated and penalties may apply if not adhered to.
It is extremely important that players in Modified netball get a chance to experience and learn to play all positions. I know players will be drawn to one position or their physical characteristics may suggest they will be best suited to certain positions but we need to ensure we are developing the foundations of their game.
One of the reasons for ensuring young players get the opportunity to learn to play all positions concerns how children will develop at different rates. eg some children will have growth spurts early and be taller than peers making them an ideal defence player or ideal shooter. If we place them in these positions only and not provide an opportunity to learn centre court, what happens a few years down the track when their peers grow taller and the child decides they'd like to try midcourt but doesn't have the skills or knowledge of these positions? Often these children feel 'forced' to play a position they no longer enjoy or they leave the game completely!
Please read the below message from PRNA carefully and ensure that you are rotating players each week as per instructions. I have also emailed each modified coach and manager a spreadsheet that PRNA have forwarded to assist with planning your matches and player positions. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need to discuss this or need any assistance.
Trish Latter President ACE Netball Club Ph: 0421083916 email@example.com
Good morning Presidents,
Prior to all modified matches on our first round of fixtures, our Coaching Officer, Jo Aitken, explained the modified rules to all modified coaches. Unfortunately, while a majority of coaches followed the requirements, other coaches did not. I would request you personally talk to all of your modified coaches and ensure the following occurs in future:
PLAYERS MUST BE ROTATED. THIS MEANS PLAYERS MUST PLAY A MINIMUM OF THREE DIFFERENT POSITIONS; HOWEVER, PRNA ENCOURAGES FOUR DIFFERENT POSITIONS SHOULD BE PLAYED PER PLAYER. BELOW IS WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE:
Sample 1 – GK; GD; WD; OFF
Sample 2 - GK; GD; WD; C
Sample 3 – GK; GD; WD; GK (this is not encouraged to be used and should only be implemented when illness and injury impacts on a team with only 7 players)
Should the Executive receive another complaint regarding the non-compliance of this rule, the Executive will consider appropriate action, which may include but not limited to – withdrawing the team from the competition.
The PRNA Executive would like to emphasise, in line with the direction of Netball Queensland and Australia – this competition is to ensure sound foundations are taught to the players in a non-competitive environment. It is the Association and Clubs’ role to ensure players are exposed to all positions on court and not just one particular position, allowing them to experience the full potential of netball.
We look forward to a more inclusive round 2.
Rachelle Swan PRESIDENT
ACE is rostered for Grounds Duty this Saturday, 30th April. Please note if duties aren't completed, the club can be fined so managers, could you please, please, please double check with your team to ensure these tasks are completed.
We require 2 parents from each team to assist with a few quick jobs on Saturday at 7:30am before your 8am round.
We require 1 parent from each team to assist with a few quick jobs on Saturday before your 9:30am round.
We require 1 parent from each team to assist with a few quick jobs on Saturday before your 11am round.
We require 1 parent from each team to assist with a few quick jobs on Saturday.
We require 2-3 people from each team to help with a few quick jobs on close on Saturday. As you can see there are only 3 ACE teams playing at 3:30pm. I have staggered other jobs throughout the 12:30pm and 2pm rounds so hopefully our 3:30pm job is fairly quick and easy but we will need as much help as possible!
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Trish LatterPresident - ACE Netball ClubPh: firstname.lastname@example.org
EQUIPMENT SHED CLEANING ROSTER: Below is a roster for tidying up
the equipment shed. This can be carried out prior to your training
session or when it is finished and carried out by the girls or a couple
If you find something broken can you please report it to the canteen.
Thank you for your assistance it is greatly appreciated.
The following opportunities are available for Coaches...
FOUNDATION COACHING COURSE: Please note that the last Foundation Coaching Course being held at Pine Rivers Netball Association Inc will be conducted on 3 April between 9am and 1pm at the clubhouse.
There will be no other courses conducted this year at PRNA.
Clubs should ensure all coaches attend this course who have not been accredited. http://qld.netball.com.au/coaching-accreditation/
Prior to attending the course please ensure you complete you general principles: https://learning.ausport.gov.au/Auth/Login?ReturnUrl=%2F
Kind Regards Office Administrator PINE RIVERS NETBALL ASSOCIATION
COACHING CLINIC: Redcliffe Leagues Netball Association are again hosting a Coach the Coaches Clinic presented by Amanda VanderWal on Sunday 20th March - 9am to 11am. This clinic was well received last year and feedback from coaches showed it was beneficial to coaches at all levels.
Spaces are limited, but we would like to extend the invitation to all
Coaches within our Region, so please pass the details onto your coaches.
RSVP to email@example.com. Kind Regards, RLNA Admin Manager
COACH THE COACHES SESSION - FRIDAY 11th MARCH:
ACE Netball Club has been very fortunate to secure a session with Jo Aitken to
share her wealth of knowledge about all things coaching in a "Coach the
A little bit about Jo:
Jo has been coaching since she
was 12 years of age. Commencing her coaching at Downey Park and moving to
Bundaberg and Brisbane then after the birth of her first child commenced
coaching at Pine Rivers Netball Association. Jo has been a representative
coach for Pine for 10 years. During this time she has won numerous club
premierships with teams in a variety of age groups. At representative
level Jo has won two State Titles; one Challenge title; three Country titles
and three SEQ titles.
Jo has been the Pine Coaching Convenor for five years where she developed the
PRNA Short Shots Program; Development Program; and oversees the whole of
coaching at Pine. Jo is the senior coach of the Pine Net Set Go Program.
As a presenter for Netball Queensland accreditation courses, Jo travels around
Queensland assisting coaches, specifically in the junior ranks. Jo is
currently assisting with the North Brisbane Netball Academy, where she is
gaining further skills to bring back to Pine. She also assists coaching
with the Cougar Cubs program, developing junior players across the North
Jo has now coached three players to Queensland & Australian representative
level, and is very proud to have coached one of the newest Firebirds.
Jos goal for netball is to ensure players gain the love of the game through
developing their netball skills.
Jo will work with coaches teaching drills, skills and be available for any
questions you may have.
Session will start with Modified age group and then move onto 11-12yr olds and
then into 13yrs + (timeline may vary depending on coaches in attendance).
When: FRIDAY 11th MARCH
Time: From 5:30pm
Where: ACE Clubhouse and Training Grounds
What to bring: Notebook, pen and please wear sandshoes and comfortable clothes
as you may be required to walk through some of the drills.
We'd love to see as many coaches and assistant coaches there as possible,
managers also very welcome.
ACE Committee 2016
Please note that ACE registrations for the 2016 season will be finalised this weekend for submission to PRNA. Any members with outstanding fees will not be registered with the association for the upcoming season and their places will be offered to other people currently on our waiting list.
The treasurer has emailed all outstanding accounts, could you please ensure that this is given your urgent attention. If you no longer wish for your daughter to play this season, please advise firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear ACE Member,
Thank you for your patience and understanding as the grading committee fulfilled the process of grading and forming teams. Grading is the most challenging task of the season. There are many hours spent placing members in teams with many factors coming in to consideration. Our graders use a combination of information collected via the physical grading held last weekend together with previous coach’s assessment and silent grading notes collected at the end of 2015 to place members in their 2016 team.
We would like to thank our Grading Coordinators for overseeing and finalizing the process as well as the many people called to assist with the practical grading day. We would also like to thank our Registrar Hayley who has also contributed many hours entering details into the website.
Teams have now been made live on our website and can be viewed here:
Modified 8’s, 9’s and 10’s - Most members in these age groups have already been advised of their teams. Coaches could you please check the team lists again in case you have received a late registration.
Open Division– as we are still awaiting confirmation from PRNA on the proposed Monday night fixtures, teams are yet to be finalised and will be released in 2 weeks.
We have a couple of members whose registration remains incomplete. These members have not been included in the team lists for 2016. If your/your child’s name is not listed in the published team lists and you believe this is an error, please contact email@example.com to confirm your daughter’s participation in this season.
Please note grading for teams has not been included. PRNA have introduced a change to their competition structure this year and rather than placing members in strict age divisions, as in previous years, players will now play in mixed divisions eg Junior, Intermediate or Open Divisions. We are awaiting final information on this and will work with PRNA and other clubs to place our graded teams appropriately. The next stage of the process is for our teams to be submitted to the PRNA Grading Committee. ACE teams will be advised their playing division and grade once the PRNA Grading process is completed.
Where a volunteer has offered to coach a team, their name has been included with the team. Teams still requiring a coach have been noted as such. We encourage anyone interested in coaching in the 2016 season to please contact firstname.lastname@example.org It is a very rewarding role and one that is very much appreciated by the club. We have 2 dedicated coaching convenors and many experienced coaches willing to help and mentor new coaches. Please remember we cannot run the number of teams we do without parents putting up their hand to assist in this vital area.
If any member/parent has any feedback or comments relating to Grading, these MUST be put in writing to the ACE Secretary only - email@example.com. No verbal discussions will be entered into as we need to have a documented version, and the committee(s) will need to collectively discuss any feedback provided in relation to a player or team.
ACE FAMILY FUN DAY CARNIVAL:
Finally, we would like to invite all teams to participate in an ACE Netball Family Fun Day Carnival on Saturday 5th March. We hope this carnival will be a fun day where teams can get to know each other while also having an opportunity for everyone to gain some match play prior to the season start. Carnival will be held at the ACE Courts, Brendale. Team Registrations are being accepted from today. All enquiries to Steve Stanton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for being part of ACE Netball Club this year. We are looking forward to a great season!
Hi everyone and welcome to the 2016 season,
Now that registration is complete, we would like to remind you about the next stage of the season - the grading process.
Grading is an essential part of the Club's preparation as we seek to place all players in like-skilled teams. The Grading Committee use a four-pronged grading approach which takes into consideration - Coaches’ Feedback (from previous season), Silent Grading (held at the end of last season), Paper Grading (utilises the above 2 factors together with player positions plus any other contributing factors) and finally Practical Grading (to be held next weekend, details below).
PHYSICAL GRADING DATES FOR 2016 TEAMS:
UNDER 11's (2005): Saturday 13th February (8am-11am)
UNDER 12's (2004): Saturday 13th February (1pm - 4pm)
UNDER 13's (2003): Sunday 14th February (8am-11am)
UNDER 14's (2002): Sunday 14th February (1pm - 4pm)
INTERS (15-17yrs) (1999-2001): Monday 15th February (5:30pm - 7:30pm)
WHAT HAPPENS: Players will be required to play a couple of short games throughout the session for placement into 2016 teams. Players will be graded in the positions nominated at time of registration. If you are concerned that you have i) nominated the wrong position, ii) changed your mind about the position/s, iii) are unsure if you completed the "preferred position" part of the nomination, iv) nominated a position but didn't discuss it with your child, please contact email@example.com NB: IMPORTANT - The positions nominated on registration will be the positions that you/your child will grade in and that the grading committee will use to place each player in 2016 teams (please note, your child may be asked to play in additional positions if required).
WHERE: ACE Clubhouse/Training Courts, SPSA Centre, 640 South Pine Road, Brendale
ARRIVAL TIME: Please arrive 1/2 an hour before the start of the session time to mark your attendance and receive your grading number. Early arrival will also ensure you can prepare and be ready and warmed up to play for an on-time start.
WHAT TO WEAR: Please wear black shorts/skirt/pants, white t-shirt and appropriate court trainers (clothing/shoes should be appropriate for playing a game/s of netball).
PLEASE BRING: Please remember your water bottle, sunscreen and soft rimmed hat/visor - forecast is for quite warm weather.
FEES: Please note, all registration fees must be paid in full prior to grading. This is important as accident insurance is part of the fee structure and therefore needs to be in place to ensure you are covered for any potential accident on court. Please note, if fees have not been paid in full, your child will not be permitted to take part in on-court grading.
PARENTS/CARERS: Parents/carers are welcome to stay, however parents/carers will be requested not to stand on the courts during grading and must remain away from the courts. We need all players to be assessed independently and without influence so your understanding while we conduct this grading is appreciated.
WET WEATHER: In the event of bad weather, we will post information on ourwebsite and to Facebook & Twitter as early as possible.
UNABLE TO ATTEND: If you cannot attend grading due to illness or other commitments, the grading committee will place you as best as possible using all other information available. Unfortunately due to time limitations, it will not be possible to arrange a separate session if you are unable to attend. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to advise non-attendance.
If you have any questions or concerns, please also feel free to contact the ACE Committee: email@example.com
NON-GRADING AGES (U8's, 9's, 10's & OPENS)
MODIFIED 8's, 9's and 10's (2008, 2007, 2006): Modified Netball is non-competitive and as such players in these divisions are not required for grading. There will be a "Meet & Greet"Muster afternoon - Thursday 11th February 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
Modified team placements can be seen by clicking 2016 Season tab.
OPEN DIVISIONS: Open Division players are also not required to grade. Open teams will be advised early March. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or requests.
Thank you for registering with ACE Netball. We're looking forward to a great season. Please don't hesitate to contact us email@example.com if you have any questions.
ACE Grading Committee 2016
The Queensland Government are offering the $150.00 Get Started Vouchers for 2016.
Visit https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/apply/ to see if you qualify.
Voucher Applications open on 27 January 2016.
The Level One Online Umpire’s Course has been designed to assist you in achieving the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective umpire and enjoy your officiating role. The course contains the following five modules:
Section 1 Theory Exam
The Section I Theory Examination tests the basic rules of the game. It is an online examination that is accessible all year. A certificate is generated for all candidates who achieve a pass (70% or above). The most recent examination mark is the current result and Pass marks are valid for 6 years.
C Badge Key Performance Indicators
C Grade Tester Training Sheet
FOR HIGHER LEVEL BADGING PLEASE CLICK HERE
NEW RULES - More links to the new rules click here
Complete Rule Book here
key rule changes:
Online Registrations have now closed.
Should you wish to register please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi Coaches and Umpires,
REMINDER about PRNA Rules Meeting for Umpires and Coaches this weekend. Netball QLD have introduced a few rule adjustments for the 2016 season and beyond and PRNA would like to take this opportunity to make you familiar with the new rules.
RULES MEETING FOR UMPIRES & COACHES
Where: PRNA Clubhouse
When: Saturday 20th
Time: 11am to approx 12.30pm
Who: All club umpires and coaches
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