Want to take the next step in your Netball career?
The IAS Netball Program is designed to support the developmental needs of the regions young talented Netball players by providing industry leading high-performance sport development programs. Scholarships are offered for a 12-month period commencing in October and concluding in September at Academy Challenge. However, there is a heavier focus on the program from September through to Academy Games in April. The aim of the program is to provide additional skill development on top of club, representative or school-based training.
The program will provide coaching, training and competition to improve athlete development with a view to:
- Increase the depth of talent and readiness to progress on the Netball NSW Pathway
- Increase the level of success of those athletes at competition and events in netball competitions nationwide
- Be identified, monitored and assessed
- Develop strong technical skills
- Develop tactical skills and increased understanding of the game
- Develop efficient functional movement patterns
- Develop a strong base of strength and conditioning, with weekly strength and conditioning training to which attendance is expected.
- Grow in independence, honesty, self -motivation and self-regulation
- Increase uptake of Emerging Talent behaviours
- Develop knowledge of rules, accuracy of decisions and communication skills
- Provide education around athletic development as well as personal development in topics such as Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Media Skills / Public Speaking, Youth Leadership, Drugs in Sport
Ashlee Scofield, Head Coach
Karen Clark, Manager
Kate Falemoe, Assistant Coach
Shaye Wilkinson, Assistant Coach
Jodie Correia, Umpire Head Coach
Scarlet Dimond Barker
To be eligible for an IAS Netball Scholarship, athletes must:
- Reside within the Illawarra Region made up of the Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee or Wollongong local government areas
- Be a registered member with Netball NSW through a recognised Association within the Illawarra region (Illawarra, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Ulladulla, Southern Highlands)
- Be available for selection in an association based within the IAS local government area. i.e. make yourself available for association trials and representative programs
- To be eligible for the 2022/23 scholarship athletes must be turning 15 and 16 years of age in 2022 (born in 2007 or 2008)
Athletes identifying as Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander are eligible to participate in the MCR Indigenous Sports Program (ISP). The ISP provides an opportunity for the IAS to provide mentorship and a dedicated level of focus upon the outcomes and support for Indigenous athletes.
Satisfy the eligibility criteria and demonstrate the following qualities;
- Demonstrate potential to compete at Netball NSW U17 Phase Two selection Trials within 12 months
- Physical abilities and physical skills considered to be essential for eventual success in Netball
- Display an ability to apply coaching & technical instruction
- Display attitude, commitment and dedication to improving performance
- The ability or potential to work as part of a team to achieve excellence
NB: Subjectivity is an unavoidable element of selection to the IAS Netball Squad.
Nominations close: 5 October 2022
- 9 October 2022, 9am-2pm, UOW Sports Hub
- 16 October 2022, 9am-2pm, UOW Sports Hub
*Subject to change
IAS athletes are required to purchase the IAS squad uniform, they also are required to contribute to additional components of the programs such as camps.