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JUNIORS

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2023 Junior Talent Squad

At Jags we take our development seriously, with A LOT of fun!!


Juniors include ALL players from Net Set Go (5yo) to Intermediate (17yo).


Our primary focus is on the improvement of skill through enjoyment. It is important for all players to enjoy their netball and feel valued and respected. Throughout their netball journey, we aim to provide players with a variety of opportunities to develop their skills and improve their understanding of netball. We encourage our players to take on as many opportunities they wish – we will always support our players to be the best they can be.

Programs available include (but not limited to):

INTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • Net Set Go (5 to 7yo) (Term 2 & 4)

  • Competitive Netball from 7 to 17 – AMND (Winter) and CND (Summer)

  • Junior Talent Squad (JTS) – selected Junior & Sub Junior players.

  • Intensive Intermediate Program

  • Intermediate PL Rookie Program

  • Summer Fitness Program – Sub Juniors to Intermediates.

  • Junior Skills Sessions (Summer Holidays) - Primary to Juniors.

  • Junior Coaching (Help with Younger Teams)

  • Umpire Mentor Program

  • Premier League Buddies (Winter)

  • Cross Club Friendlies

EXTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • Adelaide Thunderbirds Holiday Clinics

  • School Sport SA (SAPSASA) competitions

  • School Sport SA U12 and U15 State Team Trials

  • Adelaide Thunderbirds Talent Academy

  • Netball SA U17 State Team Trials

  • Various Carnivals – eg SAUCNA Junior Carnival

 


Please note some external programs have age restrictions, interested players should check with the
relevant organiser regarding eligibility requirements.

We add value to these programs by developing and supporting our coaching team. We have mentor coaches and coaching director who provides in season assistance as well as access to Premier League coaching staff. Furthermore, the club provides coaches with in-house development and opportunities to achieve Netball Australia accreditation.


We are continually reviewing and developing our practices to ensure we can provide the best to our
coaches and players.

JUNIOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT - SUMMER

 

Following on from the club decision to move ALL Junior teams to the City Night Division competition for this Summer 23/24, our head coaches have created Summer Development Programs to complement our move. The aim of this is to use the summer season to achieve consistency in development across the cohort and thus strengthen our competitiveness the following Winter.


Over summer there are 4 focus areas for development:
1. Sub Primary & 
Primary
2. Sub Juniors & Juniors
3. Junior Talent Squad (JTS)
4. Intermediates

Sub Primary & Primary: Development will occur during their weekly training sessions and games.


Sub Juniors & Juniors: To allow teams to bond, initial team training will occur in the first 3-4 weeks of the summer season. After this, there will be 2 Blocks (4–5 weeks) of Development Sessions focusing on Ball Skills, Footwork, Attacking, Defending, and Goal Circle work. For players in the Sub Junior 1 & 2 and all Junior players not involved in JTS – will be invited to attend Junior Fitness Sessions on Saturday mornings.


Junior Talent Squad (JTS): This program is the first step in our elite athlete pathways. Players in the AMND Sub Junior 1 and Junior 1 & 2 teams are automatically selected with additional players from the Junior and Sub Junior cohort selected from summer trials or identified by the program selection panel.

 

The program occurs across the summer season and includes a Camp and supplementary sessions - Fitness Testing, Injury PreHab & Trial Preparation. All JTS members are expected to attend Fitness Sessions on Saturday Mornings. Further details of our Junior Talent Squad Program will be available soon.

Junior Skills Sessions: Set during the Summer School Holidays - Junior Skills Sessions for Primary to Juniors are FREE and OPEN to all players in this age group (not just Jags players) - with a focus on all aspects of netball.


Intermediates: From season 24/25 - All City Night Intermediates will be invited to participate in the Summer Intermediate Program which includes an intensive one-day program, other supplementary sessions, and a Saturday morning Fitness Program (at an additional cost). Team (squad) training will be determined on a team-by-team basis – with a focus on skill development occurring during games. Details of the program will be available early 2024.


TRAINING:

 

WINTER: All Juniors (including Intermediates) train on TUESDAY nights (play Saturdays)


SUMMER: 23/24 training was as follows. Summer 24/25 training will be advised when registrations open in mid 24.


TUESDAYS - Sub Primary, Primary & Sub Juniors 6:30 to 7 pm; Juniors - 7 to 8 pm.

THURSDAYS - Intermediates & Juniors 7 to 8pm.

JUNIOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT - WINTER​​

 

Winter season is our main competitive season. Our focus on development in winter is to build on the programs from the summer season. Winter Trials are held in February and squads (Primary to Intermediates) will have two pre-season sessions, before formal Winter training begins in April.

 

Games start in early May. During the season, in addition to our normal training program, we have sessions with our Premier League Buddies, and friendlies with Morialta NC and attend carnivals such as the SAUCNA Junior Carnival in the July School Holidays. We are also fortunate enough to have access to Adelaide Thunderbird through the NSA Premier League club-aligned player program.


Some of the Intermediate age group will be selected in the Intermediate Premier League Rookie program and have opportunities to train with the Premier League Squads over the winter season. Details to be finalised prior to the 2024 Premier League Season.


Training:
Sub Primary – 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Primary & Sub Junior 5:30 to 7 pm
Juniors – 7 to 8:30 pm
Intermediates – 7 to 8:45 pm


We are proud of our programs and are continually reviewing and adjusting them with the growth and development of our players.

ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING OUR JUNIOR PROGRAMS – juniorcoordinator@newtonjaguars.com.au

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