In 2019 NEGS, with the support of Netball NSW, is launching the NEGS Netball Program incorporating high-performance coaching delivered exclusively to NEGS students.
Students from Years 7 to 12 in 2019 will be eligible to attend annual trials for this sporting excellence program. This includes current NEGS students, as well as girls from around Australia and the world. Those successful in making it into the year-round netball program will receive intensive training and skills development delivered to them as current and newly enrolled NEGS students.
The NEGS Netball Program is designed to develop female netball students 12 to 18 years of age in a school environment. The program is specifically designed to comply with the Netball NSW philosophies. The NEGS Netball Program is not a participation program and is aimed at producing top-level athletes. The program will run for the 4 school terms each year, commencing in 2019.
Players will participate in 1 – 2 weekly small group training sessions utilising flexible academic timetables. The sessions will be delivered by NEGS Netball Coordinator, Kristen Cohen, and students will be required to participate in weekly strength and conditioning sessions. Established programs with nutritionists and sports psychologists will also assist NEGS Netball participants throughout the program.
Athletes within the NEGS Netball Program will also receive Individual Player Plans (IPP) to identify areas for improvement during the program.
The program will be administered by former NSW Institute of Sport athlete and Australian Indoor Netball representative Kristen Cohen who has been supported by Netball NSW to conduct the program.