This is the first entrance into the Performance Pathway and the focus is on individual development. This stage coincides with peak motor learning, therefore athletes are learning how to train and develop the skills of netball. They are also learning the basic technical/tactical skills, and ancillary capacities including:
Although the focus is on the training and skill development, competition should be used to test and refine skills. The training to competition ratio is 75% to 25%. Athletes should be competing in appropriate club (county and regional leagues) and school competition.
There is one Player Development Programme in every county in the South West.
The focus is on working with another player. The emphasis remains on training and skill development with competition being used to test and refine skills.
Athletes should be competing in appropriate club (regional leagues) and school competitions.
In the South West we have one Franchise Club – Team Bath.
Please see there Player Pathway descriptions here:
Team Bath – https://netball.teambath.com/futures-pathway/