Coaching in 2022 season

Representative Coach Applications now open

​​Be involved in the Dunedin Netball Representative programme and guide our players to fulfil their potential. Applications are now open for Men's, Open, U18, U16 and U14 representative coaching roles. All coaching positions are voluntary roles.

Applications close on 21 April. Click here to register

For more information on representative programmes click here

Coach Development Opportunities

Year 1-8 Coaching Workshops:

  • Dunedin Netball are offering a number of coaching workshops for primary school coaches. The aim of these workshops is to provide coaches with the foundational skills needed to deliver quality, age-appropriate coaching sessions.

    Dates and Times

    Year 1-4: Tuesday 12 April, 31 May, 5 July. All 6-7pm

    Year 5-6: Wednesday 13 April 6-7:30pm. Thursday 2 June 6:30-8pm. Thursday 7 July 6:30-8pm.

    Year 7-8: Wednesday 13 April 6-7:30pm. Thursday 2 June 6:30-8pm. Thursday 7 July 6:30-8pm.

Click here to register

Coaches Diary

Netball New Zealand have created a one stop shop to help coaches plan and manage their season, with the new Coaches Diary. The diary contains tools such as:

-        Game day and training day templates

-        Space for weekly planning and note taking

-        A calendar

-        Statistics templates

-        Goal setting tips 

-        NetballSmart Warm Up and top tips

-        Injury Management information

-        Heaps more!

download and print and start using it today

Netball New Zealand are trialling the diary for the 2020 season and will then seek feedback and modify where needed for 2021.

For key coach specific info check out this site where up to date information is collated.

Netball Smart Level 2 - Top Safety Tips for Coaches return to training

​​​​​​​Netball Smart has released a great resource for aiding with the transition back into game play! 

click here for the Netball Smart Prepare to Play Resource 

​​​​​​​Netball New Zealand has released a Prepare to Play Resource for Mother Earth Future Ferns players. click here for the NNZ Prepare to Play Resource

There are a number of resources available on the Netball New Zealand website as well as on the Netball New Zealand Facebook page:

click here for the NNZ website

click here for the NNZ Facebook page


Coaching is a thoroughly rewarding endeavour. People undertake it for numerous reasons such as, to give back to their club/school, to help players develop as netballers and people, for their own self-development/achievement, and for the love of our skilled and exciting game!

There are opportunities to coach at all levels in Dunedin Netball. These range from Year 1 right through to representative teams such as the Dunedin Open or Under 18 teams.

Dunedin Netball, Netball South and Netball New Zealand recognise the importance of having coaches that feel confident. The following structures are present to enable your confidence:

  • Coach workshops across the year, keep an eye on the Netball South website and Facebok page for these dates.
  • A framework that enables parents who are new to netball to grow in confidence with their children. Parents start off as a Star Helper, assisting in running skill development and game play in our Year 1/2 Programme. In the Year 3/4 Programme you move into a coach position where you have more leadership in sessions, but still with support. Come ages 5/6 you have full leadership of the team, and coaching skills which have blossomed across the Year 1-4 Junior Programme
  • Dunedin Netball are also starting to build capability in the Coach Developer space to enable more coach support


Coaching Pathway

Coaching Resources - NNZ are currently updating their resource collection.

Year 7/8 Coaching Resource

Click here for some more coaching resources