Year 7/8 Player Development Programme

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HBN is offering a 3-day Player Development Programme (PDP) as part of Netball NZ’s national initiative for Year 7 and Year 8 players.

The PDP is an accelerated learning programme providing players with the chance to develop and extend their technical, tactical and development skills as well as inspiring a lifelong love of the game. 

The programme has been developed as an alternative to Representative Teams, encouraging a broader talent pool and will include tournament play as part of the programme.


  • Physical skill and tactical development through diverse sporting approaches 

  • Athlete development 

  • Integrated neuromuscular development

  • Learn to umpire starter sessions

  • NetballSmart/balance is better education


Players must be in School Year 7 or Year 8.


Wednesday 5th July - 9am-3pm

Thursday 6th July - 9am-3pm

Friday 7th July - 9am-3pm 

* NOTE: It is expected that you can make all the above 3 dates*


  • Provide development opportunities for Year 7 & 8 players to continue to progress forward becoming the best they can be

  • Include tactical and technical development for all positions

  • Widen and improve the talent base at this level


Location: Hastings, Pak'nSave Netball Courts

Registrations close Sunday 2nd July