Youth Pre-Season Programmes

Netball Hutt Valley will be offering a pre-season development programme for players who have an aspiration to play netball in the Hutt Valley for school or at representative levels in 2024. 

This programme is an extension programme to support players in their preparation for school/club netball and development/representative teams. Players will be required to have a good base of netball skills including passing catching, and footwork to get the most out of this programme.

Pre-Season Programme

The programme will be delivered over eight sessions, each with a specific focus to help players prepare for the upcoming season. 

The programme is available to participants from year 9 to 13.  (male & female).

These sessions will have a netball specific focus, allowing players to work on their individual fitness through engaging in other other sporting codes and general activity. For Netball specific conditioning please refer to the Netball Smart website. Netball Smart - Official injury prevention programme of Netball New Zealand


Morning fitness sessions: Tuesday 27 February - Tuesday 19 March 2024

Evening skill sessions: Thursday 29 February - Thursday 21 March 2024

VenueTaita Netball Courts

Tuesday's 6.30am - 7.30am 

Thursday's 6.30pm - 8pm


Morning (fitness) or Evening (skill) pre-season $30 per participant

Morning (fitness) and Evening (skill) pre-season $45 per participant


Spaces are limited and regsitration may close early if we reach full capacity. 

Pre-Season Skill Programme structure for 2024

Session 1
  • Ball skills
  • Footwork
Session 2   
  • Attacking skills including reading play
  • Turning & passing release points
Session 3
  • Position specific (Shooter, Mid-Court, Defence)
Session 4
  • Linking through court & decision making

Pre-season Fitness Sessions

Will include a pre-season baseline fitness check to allow participants to see where they currently are & where they need to improve in order to be physically prepared to take the court for the season. 

Fitness maintenance sessions will include: triple hop, lateral hop, press up, prone hold & bronco.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Under 16 & Under 18 Pre-Trial Skill Sessions

Netball Hutt Valley will be delivering three pre-trial skill sessions in 2024 ahead of the Under 16 & Under 18 Representative Trials. These sessions are designed to introduce the coaching staff for 2024 and provide participants the opportuntiy to work on their skill set prior to attending trials. 


Wednesday 10 April 2024

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Wednesday 24 April 2024

VenueTaita Netball Courts
Time6.30pm - 8pm
RegistationsRegistrations will be open in 2024 and available on the right hand side of the screen (desktop view) or bottom of page (mobile)

Spaces are limited and will be first in first served. 

Fitness Maintenance Opportunities 

Fitness maintenance will be held at Taita Netball courts approximately every 6 weeks to provide players the opportunity to get a baseline reading & follow up sessions for maintenance & improvement leading up to championship events & finals fixtures. 

Maintenance sessions will include:

  • Yo-yo (fitness)
  • Maximum push ups (strength)
  • Maximum prone hold (strength)
  • Triple hop (stability & power)
  • Lateral hop (stability & power)
  • 5-0-5 (change of direction) 

**Fitter, faster, stronger players can maximise their performance & minimise the risk of serious injury. 

Maintenance dates

Tuesday 30 January6.30pm - 7.30pm, Taita Netball Courts
Wednesday 6 March6.30pm - 7.30pm, Taita Netball Courts

Monday 22 April

6.30pm - 7.30pm, Taita Netball Courts

Tuesday 4 June 

6.30pm - 7.30pm, Taita Netball Courts

Wednesday 3 July

6.30pm - 7.30pm, Taita Netball Courts *lead in to rep tournament

Tuesday 20 August

6.30pm - 7.30pm, Taita Netball Courts *lead in to LNISS

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