Coaching in 2024 season

Representative Coach Applications 

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

If you are wanting to apply for a representative coaching role in 2024, please apply here

For more information on representative programmes click here

Coach Development Opportunities

Specialist Coach Session with the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel

When: Friday 24 May
Time: 4-6pm
Where: Edgar Centre

Special and unique Dunedin opportunity for community coaches particularly club and secondary school coaches to observe this specialist session with Netball South Coach Lead Lana Morrison.

Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel head coach Reinga Bloxham and assistant coach Jo Morrison assisted by Steel players in coaching roles with invited Dunedin Netball premier players covering position specific group work with shooters, middies and defenders and also attack and defence structures. 

Limited places available.
Free of charge.

Registration essential:

Skills Analysis Workshop with Lana Morrison and guest Leigh Gibbs

Skills Anaylsis coach workshops with Lana Morrison and guest Leigh Gibbs, NNZ Silver Fern Selector and former Silver Fern Coach.

When: Sunday 26th May 
Time: 1 - 3.30pm 
Where: Edgar Centre


  • Identify and understand fundamental skills set requirements for players and its application to your coaching of club or school players.
  • Creating an open and supportive environment to encourage coaching communities of learning.

Cost: $30 (includes ticket to Blast and Steel matches - we will be sitting together and using these matches as part of our learning).

Registration essential:

Dunedin Netball Junior Coach Workshops

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

  • tbc

Coaches Diary

Netball New Zealand has 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!

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 Resources - NNZ are currently updating their resource collection.

NNZ Coaching resources page

Year 7/8 Coaching Resource

Click here for some more coaching resources