ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Elevate Program will provide emerging talented athletes aged 15-18 years with the delivery of holistic skill development, strength and conditioning and court work sessions within a controlled daily training environment, operated at the State Netball Centre in Parkville. Exposure to this daily training environment will support improved physical preparation in the leadup to State Team and Victorian Netball League (VNL) trials for 2024. The program has been developed to support long-term success for Victorian teams at the National Netball Championships, and to align with the restructured VNL competition from 2024. The program will be delivered as a pilot in the second half of 2023 with a view to long-term implementation from the following year, in alignment with the State Team program and restructured VNL competition, and may expand in future to include competition experiences. Please click the link below for further details.
Athletes will be selected by a panel based on 2023 performance (participation in State Teams/squads or underpinning programs or competitions) and must be age eligible for 2024 State Team selection. Two squads of up to 20 athletes will be selected across 17/Under and 19/Under eligibility. Additional athletes may be invited to join the program after commencement at the discretion of the selection panel. Automatic Invitation: • 2023 State Team (top 12) athletes who are age eligible for State Team program in 2024 TID Invitation: • Age eligible athletes competing in VNL or VNL Club Development Teams, Talent Academy athletes, SSV athletes • Age eligible athletes from top 25 squad of 2023 State Team process Exclusions: • Current (2023) VIS scholarship holders
The program will be delivered as a pilot in the second half of 2023. Sessions will run across a 6-month training phase between July and December. In July the program will involve 3 sessions across 2 days per week (including court work, gym and recovery). This supports athletes who are still competing within VNL and allows them to play and train with their respective VNL clubs until the end of the VNL season. From August the program will expand to 4 sessions across 3 days per week including court work, gym and recovery. Please click the link below for the 2023 Monthly Training Calendar.
The program will be managed and directed by a Head Coach and will involve specialist coaches, a dedicated strength and conditioning coach and other contracted staff where required. Netball Victoria is currently working through the recruitment process for relevant program staffing positions.