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Tenth Annual National Prep Schools’ Netball Coaching Conference

Tenth Annual National Prep Schools’ Netball Coaching Conference
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


    10.00-12.00 am

    Session One.  Learning the Basics – the Australian Way

    Lisa Alexander

    12.00 noon.  Breakout session and Lunch.

    Session Three

    Effective Attacking Strategies for the Prep School Game

    • Working through the 2/3 line
    • Attacking the Circle Edge
    • Enhancing teamwork

    Dan Ryan


    Session Four

    Instinctive Defence - gaining the ball through positioning, footwork, recovery and attacking the line 

    Lisa Alexander

    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 Neville MBE

    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.

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    Lisa Alexander

    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.

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    Dan Ryan

    Dan Ryan

    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.

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