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Dear Coach's and Manager's

Thank you for taking on these roles in 2019 in your respective teams.

The coaches’ and managers’ meetings are important information sessions and we would like all coaches and managers to attend. 

Topics covered include the role of the committee including age group coordinators, role of the coach, role of the manager, player and volunteer safety, equipment, duty rosters, game day fixtures.

The dates and times for the coaches and managers meetings are:

In the event of any queries/problems relating to coaching and or managing please contact the folowing co-ordinators:

COACHES CO-ORDINATORS   ::::   Crystal Casha


Or email [email protected]

Calling Time:
Only a player can call time. If a player is injured or unwell they must call ‘time’ to the umpire. Another player may call time for the injured/ill player.

The player who called time must leave the court within 30 seconds

The umpire, coach, manager, onlookers, parents CANNOT call time.

If a player leaves the court injured or ill without calling time the game continues. If this player cannot return to the court they may not be replaced, nor may the positions be changed, until the end of the quarter. This can be brutal if it is your GS or GA.

If a player steps off the court briefly (for instance to get a drink/remove debris) they may NOT return to the court until after the next goal and then only with permission of the umpire.

These rules are strictly enforced and it is important that managers and coaches plan with players what will happen if a player feels they cannot play on.

Also players may not be handed objects such as drink bottles, hair pins or anything else whilst on the court.

Reminder to all managers and people who score that positions must be entered on to scoresheet for each quarter if a player takes the court. Otherwise points can be deducted from your team.

As always full names are already printed, any fill in's or new players must be added to the sheet, with their information listed at the bottom. 



Please ensure if you have to forfeit that teams give the supervisor 24 hours notice. Forfeiting on the day means loss of points and a fine payable by the forfeiting team. Three forfeits and you can be fined and banned from the remainder of the season.

Walkover fees are calculated on the total out of pocket cost per venue to the association. This fine will be paid by the team that fails to give notification

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Team Managers Role

Coach's Role


The main role of a team manager is to support the team coach.

Each coach has to dedicate a large amount of their personal time each week for training, match preparation, and of course, giving the players every support during each match. As such, there is not a lot of time left to spend on the other less glamorous areas of running a netball team.

This is where the team manager steps in.

The role will simply be to take away some of the administration and time consuming areas such as communication that may be required. The team manager role is not demanding, but a good manager will leave the coach with more time to actually ‘coach’ and therefore a better team should result.

The Team Manager is directly responsible to the VS Club committee, and also to their respective team and its coach & players.

Areas where Team Managers will be required to assist are:

  • Acting as liaison officer between the club and the team
  • Help the Coach to get messages to the team as the Coach requires
  • Handling the administration and management of the team and welfare of all team members at training and games. When fees are due for the season the team manager collects all registration forms and money due. The manager checks everything is complete before handing to VS treasurer.
  • Adjudicating any problems that may arise amongst players, parents and the coach.
  • Informing players and parents of game times.
  • Rostering parent scorers responsibility for each game.
  • Alerting players to cancelled training/matches because of weather or any other reason
  • Ensure players are in correct uniform at games and have removed all jewellery and piercings. Only medic alert bracelets are allowed to be worn and only then if they are taped.
  • Discourage parents and friends from giving the players instructions whilst they are on the court. This is the coach’s job.
  • Ensure the score card and any other rules/regulations of the competition are carried out at all times
  • Collecting bibs after each game
  • Ensure all players remain together at games and support each other whilst they are representing the club
  • Encourage friendly and encouraging cheering from the sidelines.
  • Definitely no detrimental comments to or about the umpires or players from anyone. If the manager hears anyone from there team making any detrimental comments about the players or officials then they need to take appropriate measures to stop this from happening.

Coaches play a vital role in the sport of Netball through their interaction with their athletes, support staff, parents and supporters. Coaches have the potential to influence not only the development of sport-specific skills and sporting performance, but also the participant’s development as a person and their approach to other aspects of their life. While at times it can be challenging, coaching can also be an immensely satisfying role.

A sport like netball can provide a very powerful and positive influence on young people. Not only can it provide opportunities for enjoyment and achievement, it can also develop valuable qualities such as self-esteem, leadership and teamwork. The extent to which these positive effects occur depends on the commitment of the coach in their role. Coaches of junior players are first and foremost teachers and role models.

The Coach is directly responsible to the VS Club committee through the VS Coaching Co-ordinator, and also to their respective team and its players they are coaching.

  • Dictate expectations of game plans and training plans and mentor and guide players to adhere to these.
  • Plan and run training sessions
  • Teach players the rules of the game and how to interpret these in game play
  • Teach players the skills of the game and work to continually improve and learn new skills as the players motor skills develop with age.
  • Provide a safe environment for their players which leads to and builds on skill development, tactical awareness, teamwork and enjoyment of the game
  • Determine positions on game day
  • Ensure all players turning up on match day are to receive at least half a game (unless they decline or are injured).
  • Understand what is acceptable and appropriate behaviour
  • Increasingly coaches are required to face issues and potentially provide appropriate guidance on such things as sportsmanship, cheating, bullying, respect for officials, abuse of power, discrimination, harassment and assessing when a participant should return to sport after an injury.