2024 Rep Program Expectations
There are certain expectations when a player is selected to represent NGCNA. Please be aware of the following commitment required to be a part of a representative team.
Code of Conduct
Representative netball requires a significant commitment from players and parents. NGCNA
expects that all players who commit to the representative program honour these commitments and are reliable and focused at all times. Players are expected to attend all set training sessions, fitness sessions, bonding sessions, team dinners, associated carnivals and competitions. All players must be available and attend the State Age Carnival.
We ask parents to be supportive and assist each player to fulfil their responsibilities during the representative netball season. Players and parents will be expected to abide by Netball QLD’s Code of Conduct and Behaviour at all times, as well as NGCNA policies in regard to Representative Netball.
A Player/Parent/Guardian agreement must be signed before commencement of season training and players and parents are asked to pay particular attention to NGCNA policies regarding carnival behaviour, court play/time and spectator behaviour. Any breach of these policies may result in the child being removed from the representative program. This agreement will be made available to those players who have been selected into a team.
All Representative players need to be registered with an NGCNA affiliated club by
20th February 2024.
Rep Team Training
Representative team training will be held at the NGCNA courts once a week on a Monday from 6.30pm – 8pm. Team training is compulsory. Senior team training will begin on Monday 23rd October 2023 and run until Monday 4th December 2023. A break will occur over the school holidays and training will resume on Monday 15th January 2024.
Players must attend all training sessions and records will be kept of player attendance at training and carnivals throughout the season. If unable to attend training due to illness, injury or special circumstances the coach and the Rep Coordinator are to be notified and a medical certificate may be required. Medical clearance will be required when a medical certificate is submitted. Players may be asked to attend training with an injury to observe the session only. If a player misses 2+ training sessions without an acceptable reason the player may be replaced in a team.
Coaches may set additional compulsory training sessions in the lead up to the State Age competition.
Players are to wear NGCNA training singlets, black bottoms and NGCNA jackets/jumpers to training sessions. Parents are to maintain their distance during training sessions and are not permitted to be courtside during this time.
Compulsory Fitness Sessions
All Senior State Age teams will be required to attend a compulsory fitness session once per week, in addition to the scheduled Monday night training. These sessions will take place at F45 Training Hope Island - via Front Loading Bay, Level 1/99-103 Broadwater Ave, Hope Island QLD 4212. Each player will receive a 20 - pass class pack to use at the F45 studio in Hope Island over the course of 24 weeks, coinciding with the Netball training season. To ensure the players receive personalised and tailored attention, the studio will allocate 3 private classes per week exclusively for their use only.
Players will be able to choose which session is convenient for them each week.
The cost of these classes is included in the fee for the Representative Season. The studio will conduct an induction afternoon to familiarise the players with the studio and trainers. This will be held on Sunday 22nd October at 6pm. Please ensure that your player can attend.
NGCNA representative teams will attend approximately 3 carnivals leading up to the State Age event for each age group. Carnivals may be scheduled for Sunday’s or Saturday afternoon/evenings. These carnivals usually occur within the Southeast region of QLD. Attendance at carnivals is compulsory. Players will remain with their coaches and managers for the duration of the carnival. Parents are not permitted to sit with the teams during carnivals. Parents will be required to transport their players to and from each carnival and assist with tent set up and pack down at nominated times. NGCNA are also looking for volunteers to transport the team trailer to and from carnivals. If you can assist, please contact Kirsty via email@example.com. Carnival dates will be advised in the near future.
Friday Night Round Robin
Friday Night Round Robin
Players selected into final representative teams will be required to play in our Friday Night Round Robin which usually occurs each Friday in the month of February and March. These games will occur at different locations on the Gold Coast and parents are expected to transport their players to and from each game. This competition will be confirmed closer to 2024.