The England Performance Pathway is a vital part of improving the standard of competitive netball played in England, with its main aim to ensure there is an increased number of better quality athletes progressing from the Academies into the England High Performance programme and INTCs.
The Performance Pathway will act as a conveyor belt for high quality English athletes, taking players from 11-12 years old, all the way through to our Senior National team.
The new England Performance Pathway, active from the summer of 2013 will;
- Increase the amount of direct athlete-coach interaction and time in the Academies, across all the different levels
- Provide year round training programmes for athletes
- Increase the number of athletes in the U17 and U19 age groups
- Increase the competition and formal match-play opportunities for athletes in the Pathway
- Educate and develop coaches in the Satellite and County components and, support the development of both school and club coaches with a ‘top down’ nationally led approach
Intensive Training Centres (INTCs)
In July 2013, England Netball launched 3 new Intensive Netball Training Centres (INTCs) at Bath University, Brunel University and a Manchester Tri-site. INTCs sit at the top of the Performance Pathway and are designed to provide the highest quality coached training and supervised Strength and Conditioning programmes for England Senior and U21 athletes. INTCs provide daily training environments for athletes based at the Centres in a semi-centralised High Performance Programme.
England Netball Performance Pathway
The Performance Programmes are delivered in the Regional Performance Pathway and consist of:
These programmes are progressive and based on the principles of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD).