GRADING & TEAM SELECTION
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN GRADING SESSIONS?
A minimum of two Grading sessions for each age group will consist of a 10-minute warm up then match-play. The match play component will consist of 10 minute games over a 1-2 hour period.
Where required, a third Grading session maybe held.
The sessions will be overseen by the Grading Panel selectors.
WHY ARE WE GRADING 10 YEAR OLDS?
Grading Light of players turning 10 years ensures each of teams has suitable skill levels in each area of court.
WHAT ARE THE GRADING PANEL SELECTORS LOOKING FOR?
Selectors are looking players across the following areas; footwork, ball-handling, speed and agility, body control, attacking skills, game perception and sense, defending. The panel assess these skills at a level suitable for the age group being graded.
Selectors are also look for players who demonstrate sportsmanship and a positive attitude, good fitness and versatility. An ability to fit into various team combinations to promote team balance is essential. Ability alone does not necessarily determine where a player is graded.
ARE THE GRADING SESSIONS COMPULSORY TO ATTEND?
Yes, attendance for all players aged 10 years and up is compulsory and non-attendance may impact on team selection. If a player is unable to attend any sessions, that player will be placed in a team at the discretion of the Grading Panel.
To ensure accurate placement, players must attend a minimum of two grading sessions .
WHAT HAPPENS IF A PLAYER CANNOT ATTEND A GRADING SESSION?
Players need to notify the club providing at least one weeks’ notice if you will not be attending a grading or skills session by emailing email@example.com.
WHEN DO THE GRADING SESSIONS START?
Sessions commence 18 February and are listed on the Key Grading Dates page.
WHAT DO I BRING AND WEAR TO GRADING SESSIONS?
Appropriate footwear and clothing
Strapping tape or support aids - be taped and ready to go for warm up
Visor (no hard peaks on court)
WHAT DON'T I NEED TO BRING TO A GRADING SESSION?
Leave your parents in the car - unless a child requires medical monitoring, the Club recommends all parents and supporters stay away from Grading sessions.
WHAT DO I DO TO GET READY FOR GRADING?
Before Grading Day
The Club has scheduled age-group Pre-Season Training sessions (see Key Grading Dates for dates and times) to ensure players are back in netball mindset or are new to the game.
On Grading Day
Players to arrive at the court 30 minutes prior to their scheduled Grading session. The player is to register at the Sign In desk. They will have arms and legs marked with ID number to ensure easy identification by the selectors.