Under 15 Cambridgeshire Player Development Programme – 2022/2023

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Cambridgeshire Player Development Programmes  provides talented young athletes living within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area with an introduction to England Netball’s Player Development Pathway.

Purpose of the programme: Learn, Love, Win – EN framework
Outcome of programme: This is the first entrance into the player pathway and the focus is on individual development. The emphasis is on athletes learning how to train with decision making being a pivotal element, alongside developing resilience and skills required to play netball. Learning the game as well as loving the game with a sense of working together is essential to enhance their experiences at this early stage.
Duration and structure of training programme: September 2022 – May 2023, minimum fifteen (15x2hrs) sessions and two Match Days
Number of athletes: 20 athletes 
Age of athletes: Under 15 as of 23:59 on 31st August 2022– born on 1st September 2007 or after

Venue: Comberton Village College
Training Day and time: 5-7 alternate Mondays and Tuesdays
Sessions: 30 sessions, term time only
Head Coach: Sarah Lawson
Assistant Coach: Julia Kay and Shelly Ritchie
Level of coach: England Netball Level 2 qualified coaches – Coaching Philosophy  
Relevant competition: Under-16 County and/or regional Leagues, tournament and inter-school competition.
Athlete identification and selection: Selection Policy
Athlete Progression: Athlete Progression for Under-15’s is the VNSL Team’s Under-15 Academy and VNSL Team’s Under-17 Academy. There is no automatic entry to the next stage of the player pathway. Players must be nominated by the County U15 Player Development Programme Coach or by the County Player Development Lead to trial along with others nominated by clubs and schools – U15 Athlete Selection Process Timeline

Academy Information – please click the link below for the documents

Parent information – please read carefully. 

Training dates and times

Please note that we do not wish prevent athletes from taking part for affordability reasons. If you are unable to fund the costs associated with the Programme, please contact us for a Hardship Fund application form as you may be eligible for a grant.

Match play

To be confirmed

Cambridgeshire Netball Academies Strength and Conditioning

Prime Coach is a unique and innovative strength and conditioning software programme designed with Netball players in mind.

The software provides players with detailed and tailored strength and conditioning programmes which are crucial in a netball player’s physical preparation. Our programme aims to improve an athletes strength, speed and stability and most importantly decrease the risk of injury.

We have been working with the Cambridgeshire County Netball Academy for the last 3 years and we are amazed with the results we have seen and how much the academy players have improved their game and athleticism.

Over the 3 year period athletes who have followed our programmes have improved their movement patterns, become stronger, faster and more resilient to injury.

We are certain that  our strength & conditioning programmes combined with the expert coaching from the academy netball coaches will give the girls everything they need to play at the highest level.