Coach development and resources

futureFerns workshops for coaches

These are FREE workshops for coaches to attend.  By attending, coaches gain access to resources which include pre-planned training sessions along with warm-up, cool-down and other information specific to their appropriate junior modified game.  In addition those attending receive guidance on how to interpret the resource, deliver a quality session and tips for instructing their particular age group.  Whether new to netball, returning after some time away from the sport, coaxed from the sideline to help coach or seeking a refresher before the season starts - it's highly recommended to attend so as to boost your confidence and be reassured you're well-supported in your coaching role. 

  • Sunday 10 April 2022 from 10am to 12pm at Hataitai Netball Pavilion (note change of venue and all year groups at same time)

To register please complete this Google form by 5 April.


NetballSmart Development Officer Carla van der Merwe is kindly offering FREE in-school/team visits for intermediate-age players, coaches, managers and umpires. She’d love to come to you at a time/place that suits you to deliver practical training and/or helpful resources of interest to your participants.  Wise to book early bearing in mind Carla is called upon to serve the wider Wellington region.

Contact Carla at

Topics include:

  • Design your own NetballSmart warm-up unique to your team
  • How to easily integrate NetballSmart into training in a fun way
  • Prepare to Play
  • Jumping & Landing skills & technique
  • Prep for AIMS Games (book July/August)
  • Game Transition Skills
  • Core Control & Stability
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Injury Management & Concussion
  • Recovery
  • Nutrition

Netball Wellington coach and manager development programme

Online and in-person workshops for intermediate coaches upwards - any experience welcome.
FREE to attend with exception of Sport Grows Brains with Kathryn Berkett - $10. Team Culture TBC.
CCA1/CCA2 indicates whether course can be accredited towards Netball NZ certification.

Courses available:

  • Selecting (CCA1): Monday 7 March 6:30pm (Zoom)
  • Team Culture (CCA1): Monday 14 March 6:30pm held at Hataitai Netball Pavilion
  • Prep for Season - an intro to NetballSmart presented by Carla van der Merwe and Sandra Edge: Monday 21 March 6:30pm (Zoom)
  • Developing Physical Capacity (CCA2): Tuesday 22 March 6:30pm (Zoom)
  • Sport Grows Brains presented by Neuroscientist Kathryn Berkett: Monday 28 March 6:30pm (Zoom). Highly recommended for coaches, umpires, parents and players from all sporting codes.  Find out more about Kathryn Berkett here or check out her podcasts
  • Season and Session Planning (CCA1): Monday 4 April 6:30pm (Zoom)
  • Building Effective Relationships (CCA1): Monday 11 April 6:30pm​​​​​​​ (Zoom)

Register here for these courses (except register for Team Culture via email to


Coaches and managers looking for fresh ideas, resources and templates, visit the NWC website – features Team Formation & Selecting resource6v6 to 7v7 game transitionfutureFERNS player rotation spreadsheetsCoaching Diary, and Introduction to Team Managing

On the right is a document setting out respective roles of coaches and managers. This is a Word document so that you can edit it for your own school.