Dates & Venues
Welcome to the Tenth Annual Prep Schools’ Netball Coaching Conference
Hosted by Tracey Neville MBE, former England Roses Head Coach
The Tenth Anniversary of the biggest event in prep schools’ Netball will feature the world’s most successful coach of the last decade. Lisa Alexander has won more international matches in her 100 games as Head Coach of Australia than any other coach during that period. She will be delivering two sessions to demonstrate how young players are coached in that country. Her first session will focus on how the basic skills of the game can be delivered and developed, and her afternoon session will feature the skills of defence and ball recovery. Between those sessions, Superleague winning coach Dan Ryan will look at the attacking side of the game, and the key skills and strategies for how prep school teams can move the ball through the court and into the circle. England Gold Medal winning coach, Tracey Neville will host the day, and contribute to the question and answer session
This event is a unique opportunity for prep school coaches to learn contemporary skills and strategies from the world’s leading coaches, in order to ensure that their players and teams get the best possible start in the game.
9.30-10.00am Conference Assembles. Refreshments
Session One. Learning the Basics – the Australian Way
12.00 noon. Breakout session and Lunch.
Effective Attacking Strategies for the Prep School Game
- Working through the 2/3 line
- Attacking the Circle Edge
- Enhancing teamwork
Instinctive Defence - gaining the ball through positioning, footwork, recovery and attacking the line
3.00pm. Questions and Answers.
3.15 pm Conference Closes
1 place £189 2 places £315 4 places £499
Price includes lunch, refreshments and notes. Excludes VAT.
Tracey was Head Coach of the medal winning England team and at the 2019 World Cup. She had previously led them to an unprecedented Gold Medal at the previous year's Commonwealth Games and Bronze in the 2015 World Cup. She was previously Head Coach of Manchester Thunder, winning two Superleague titles. She made her England debut at 16, winning 80 caps, including medals at Commonwealth Games and World Cup. She was awarded the MBE for services to Netball.
Lisa is the current Head Coach of Australia. During the recent Constellation Cup, she completed a record 100 games in charge of the team, since her appointment 2017 in 2011. For most of that time, the team were World Champions, winning Gold Medals at 2014 Commonwealth Games and World Cups in 2011 and 2015. She was previously coach of Australia Under 21, Adelaide Thunderbirds and Melbourne Phoenix. In 2009 she was Assistant Coach to the World VII. A former international player, she was awarded the Australian Institute of Sport Coach of the Year Award and the Australian Sports Medal.
Dan Ryan is Head Coach of Manchester Thunder, 2014 Superleague Champions. He was previously coach of ANZ champions, Adelaide Thunderbirds, and Head Coach of South Australia. He captained the Australia Men’s team for 10 years and is a well known Netball broadcaster.