Domestic Netball Course

The NZSA’s Domestic Netball course offers full time career and netball development coaching opportunities for young women.

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The NZSA harnesses the natural talent of young netball players in a cultural environment that encourages every player to realise their potential both on and off the netball court.

Our Domestic Programme offers New Zealand’s only full time Career & Sports Development opportunity for young sports people. The programme has four core strands. Supported by our Charitable trust, Te Kaihanga Sports Trust, the Trust assists us to deliver the Sports Development Programme, Culture and Life Skills Programme.

What does the course cover?

The NZSA’s Domestic Netball course offers full time career and rugby development coaching opportunities for young women.

Students are offered the choice of four career options which they will study at the Rotorua or Christchurch academy. The National Certificate in Sports Leadership Level 4 is generally delivered in the morning time slot in conjuction with Te Wãnanga o Aotearoa.

Netball Career programme 2015 includes:

National Certificate in Sports Leadership Level 4
Provider: New Zealand Sports Academy
Description: 1 year full time




1. Entry is for students aged between 17 – 25 years of age.

2. Students must demonstrate commitment to sport and fitness.

3. A personal interview is required.

4. Hold a NZ Birth Certificate or NZ Passport


Course Fee: To be advised by Te Wananga o Aotearoa



The total course fee for 2016 was $1350, and Netball registrations fees were $40.  These fees are required before the start of the course.

You may qualify for a student loan which allows you to borrow money to finance the cost of the course. All fees must be paid for by the start of the course.

Student Allowances and Loans

Apply early to ensure that you start receiving your allowance or loan when the course starts. Visit for more information.

Students Emergency Fund is available for students who have financial difficulty at some point that affects their studies.

Recruitment for 2017 – Do you think you have what it takes?

We are looking for Rangatahi who are passionate about Netball and people willing to travel the road to success, committed to building their own future and proud of who they are & who they can be. Register now and email or post the Player Registration form to us at PO Box 5146, Rotorua, 3015 or contact the NZ Sports Academy now for more details.


The Netball Development & Culture course for 2017:


1: Professional Netball Coaching & Training

  • TechniquesLatest techniques in netball coaching
    • Innovative skill development training
  • Team Attack
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    • Screens and rolls
    • Working for and with each other
  • Team DefenceOne on one, zone strategiesContesting ballsideCentre pass strategies
    • Unit work
  • Individual ball skills
  • Passing and catching
    • Footwork movement patterns
    • Lines and Angles
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    • Ball in contact
  • Personal Physical TestingFitness
    • Speed
    • Strength
    • Flexibility
    • Skills
    • (All testing will be recorded & monitored throughout the year)
  • Specialist fitness & speed training
  • SWOT on Individual performances
  • Personal weights programme
  • Netball psychology & motivation

2: Cultural Awareness & Tikanga

  • Marae Tikanga
  • Waiata/Haka
  • Cultural Exchanges with Overseas Students (Manaakitanga)

3: Mentoring & Personal Development

  • Noeline Taurua
  • Jodi Todd
  • Erena Mikaere
  • Sports Psychology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Media skills
  • Player contracts
  • Life Skill
  • Goal Setting
  • Team building activities
  • NZSA Sports team competition
  • NZSA students mentoring and coaching young rangitahi
  • Fundraising activities


Enrol Now!

Enrol Now!

Your future rugby career starts here.

  Register Now!

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“In my short stay at the NZSA it has already passed my expectations and more. The NZSA runs a very slick and professional programme that aims to bring out the best in all its students as rugby players and as people and teach them valuable life skills for later life. All the lads at the academy were all very welcoming and tried their best to help you fit in and do all they can to help you.”

Josh Fox-Clark, Scotland