Player Development Programme (PDP)

What is it

The purpose of this programme is to provide more opportunities to a broader base of players in Year 7/8, to further develop their skills and inspire a lifelong love of the game.

Netball Waitakere offers Year 7 and Year 8 Development Squads as part of the Netball NZ’s national initiative. The PDP is an accelerated learning programme providing players the chance to develop and extend their technical, tactical and development skills as well as inspiring a lifelong love of the game. The programme has been developed as an alternative to Representative Teams, encouraging a broader talent pool and will include tournament play as part of the programme.

The focus of this programme is to:

  • widen and improve the talent base through development opportunity
  • create an environment for players that enhances the capability
  • provide a programme that includes a wide range of technical and tactical development for players across all positions
  • facilitate deliberate play and to enhance intrinsic motivation
  • provide players with the opportunities to continue to progress towards becoming the best that they can be

Where: Netball Waitakere

When: Thursday afternoons, from 4pm to 530pm

Part 1: Thursday 29th February to Thursday 4th April

Part 2: Thursday 2nd May to Thursday 30th May

Festival Day: Sunday 30th  June

Cost: $135 for Both Parts (if players only want to attend one part the cost is $75)