There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in netball in Hampshire & IOW - whether you are looking to play, coach, umpire or volunteer.
If you are looking for a club for competition, the Sport Hampshire & IOW Find a Club Facility will help you find clubs and venues.
For junior clubs, the Club Action Planning Scheme (CAPS) is an indicator of good practice and club development.
If you have never played before, or are keen to get back involved, the England Netball ‘Back to Netball’ courses are a great way to get started in a relaxed and fun environment. The Netball South website has details of current courses in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Coaching courses are also advertised by Netball South. If you are a coach applying for the Level 3 Coaching Course, you may be entitled to a South Region Coaching bursary – email Netball South (Tracey Stone) for further information.
Club coaches and teachers involved in regularly planning netball sessions should consider the England Netball series of workshops. These are aimed at providing a better understanding of a specific area of player and game development, the toolkit required to analyse and correct technique and fresh ideas for building practices and sessions.
Umpiring Courses are available through Hampshire Netball Association.
Hampshire Netball Association is one of 8 Netball County Associations covered by Netball South. The remainder are, Berkshire, North Buckinghamshire, South Buckinghamshire, Guernsey, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Sussex.
Two County Associations govern Netball in Hampshire and Isle of Wight
The various clubs and leagues and tournaments in Hampshire mean that there are opportunities for all levels of netball competition.
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then the England Netball Club Action Planning Scheme (or CAPS) is for you!
CAPS helps Netball clubs function in an efficient way. It is directly linked to Sport England's Clubmark scheme and it's all about good practice in the development of players, coaches and umpires at all levels. CAPS takes accepted sports development ideas and makes them flexible enough to fit in with your club's current activities, looking at your needs, your goals and your values. It's not just about paperwork and filling in forms. In fact, most clubs find that the CAPS process highlights all the good development work that they are already doing. This clarifies roles and gives help and positive encouragement to new volunteers - those who might usually hesitate before coming forward. In today's society, CAPS offers a way of maximising safe and child friendly activities. In line with the Clubmark award, CAPS focuses on the following four key areas that impact Netball clubs:
CAPS offers Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of achievement, highlighting further development work whilst ensuring that all clubs have the chance to shine. CAPS brings many benefits to participating clubs. Players, coaches and umpires are offered a clear development pathway by the club's high profile and publicity. Community links are created and strengthened. These help to attract more members, spread the administrative workload and increase the possibility of securing funding or better facilities.
As well as providing benefits at the local level, CAPS is the gateway to a strong regional and national network of support and communication: Put your club in the position where England Netball and Sport England can offer the help that you need.
The last submission dates for CAPS are 20 May and 26 August 2011. This means the folder has to be at the South Regional Office by 12:00 noon on or before that date.
Clubs that have gained an England Netball CAPS and Sport England Club Mark
Netball Development Officer