Zone Academy Program
Congratulations to all athletes that have been selected in the 2013 Zone Academy Program.
As per your letter, please follow the appropriate link below to accept/decline your position in the Academy:
2013 Western Zone Academy >> ACCEPT/DECLINE NOW
2013 Central East Zone Academy >> ACCEPT/DECLINE NOW
2013 Central West Zone Academy >> ACCEPT/DECLINE NOW
2013 Northern Zone Academy >> ACCEPT/DECLINE NOW
2013 Eastern Zone Academy >> ACCEPT/DECLINE NOW
2013 North East Zone Academy >> ACCEPT/DECLINE NOW
INTER ACADEMY WEEKEND
The 2012 Zone Academy-Inter Academy weekend will be held on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October at the State Netball Hockey Centre.
2013 Zone Academy & Talent Scout Officials applications are NOW OPEN.
Please complete and submitt an Application Form with:
A fully completed Officials Application form.
A covering letter addressing ALL selection criteria for each position applied for.
A current resume detailing qualifications, experience and the contact details of two referees.
Below are the position descriptions for each offical.
Applications will close 5pm Friday 26thOctober 2012.
The Netball Victoria Zone Academy Program aims to provide a concurrent development opportunity for talented players, coaches, umpires and team managers, which will assist them to reach their potential.
Netball Victoria conducts a selection day for each Zone Academy at a venue within the Zone. A Zone Academy Screening Day is also conducted each year for those players who, because of extenuating circumstances, were unable to attend their Zone's selection day. These selections are usually held in August, September and October each year.
In December, after Academy selections and screening day and following the announcement of the State 17/U squad, squads of approx. 20-25 players are selected for each Zone Academy and invited to participate in the 10 month (February – November) Zone Academy program for the following year. The squad participates in 8-10 x 3-hour sessions within the Zone, and culminates with the Inter Academy weekend at the State Netball Hockey Centre in October.
All Zone Academy athletes are required to pay an athlete levy of $300 including GST. This levy assists in covering the overall expense of the program including:
Specialist skilled based trainings
Additional Costs include:
Inter Academy and tournament expenses.
A team of support staff manages each Zone Academy ; head coach, assistant coach, team manager and the services of a sports science consultant.
All academies participate in Inter Academy Weekend at the State Netball Hockey Centre. This event provides Academy players the opportunity to demonstrate and apply learnt skills within a tournament style competition over two days.
Inter Academy Weekend also provides an opportunity for the 17&Under State Selectors to view all academy players and identify talented players to be invited to attend 17&Under State Squad Selections. Zone Academy Coaches are also able to nominate a small number of players from their Zone to receive an invitation to attend the 17&Under State Squad Selections.
Players are identified through the Netball Victoria Talent Identification program to attend Zone Academy Selections.
Players are encouraged to become involved with their Association Representative Team and participate in Zone Based and Major Association Tournaments to be viewed by Talent Scouts.
Players are required to pay a player levy to assist with the cost of the program.
How to Access – Officials:
Assistant Coaches must have a minimum Foundation accreditation to nominate for a Zone Academy position and Head Coaches must have a minimum Development accreditation.
Team Managers should have experience with venue booking, budgeting and basic administration.