Academy Trials – Part 1

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Shropshire Satellite and Academy

ACADEMY DATES 2020 - 2021 


6th December|10th Jan, 24th Jan|7th Feb, 28th Feb|
14th March, 28th March|25th April|9th May, 16th May,23rd May|
13th June, 27th June

Trial information for players, coaches, teachers, parents

The trial process

Dates 14th November 2020 & 22 November 2020

Trial Fee - £5 paid at time of application

Academy Fee : £100  Due in 2 instalments on 6th Dec & 14th March

Applications The application for all players wishing to trial for a place in the U13 Satellite Academies or U15 County Academy will be via the on-line system. This includes existing satellite and academy players and players who have not previously been part of the Satellite or Academy programme.

Trials All Nominated players will be expected to attend the first trial. Players will be observed by selectors in warm-up activities, small-sided games and netball matches. Players will be notified of the outcome of the trials via email, this will be either; invited to second trial or not yet showing the readiness factors of Satellite or Academy.

What selectors are looking for:

Satellite trialists; Good basic agility, balance and coordination, basic ball handling skills, a range of movement skills, high levels of effort and a positive attitude. Showing an ability to work with others as part of a team, make game based decisions and beginning to show game sense – making decisions to be effective in attack and defence.

Academy trialists: Good agility balance and coordination and athletic ability showing some levels of intensity during match play. Individual netball skills of throwing/catching/attacking and defending are developing. Ability to work with others to begin making unit based game decisions. Positive attitude and high work rate.

The format of the trials

Athletes will be allocated a number & squad this will be relayed via email by 10th November 2020..  This number must be created and secured in place on day of trials by you. Due to current restriction we are unable to supply Numbers or Safety Pins. Squad Number will need securing to skirt/shorts.    On Arrival at the trials Please text message 07872567318 with name and number.  All players are identified through the trial process by number only.

All trialists will warm-up and take part in small sided games within their squad. Athletes will be given basic information and time to think and talk to squad members about how to work together in the game and how to approach the game eg. choosing to defend player to player or defending an area, deciding to work in pairs or small groups or as individuals etc  – All current England Netball COVID 19 Game modification will be applied.  Trialists will be reminded of these modifications prior to the session starting.

Make sure you come to trials prepared with appropriate kit, snacks and hydration. You should have playing kit; shorts/skirt and short sleeved top. Ideally these will be a plain top and bottoms and not your club’s kit. You may be outside and we would recommend that you bring a warm top and long bottoms to wear to the trials and that can be put on during periods you are not playing.  

Be prepared to work with other athletes that you don’t know and at times you will be required to play a position that is not your first or second choice. Selectors will know this.


U13 APPLICATION PART 2                            U15 APPLICATION PART 2