Junior netball gets a boost

Wednesday June 13, 2018 Written by Published in Netball

NetGo and the Pacific Sporting Partnership are continuing with the development pathway here in the Cook Islands and have created the Junior Foundation Development programme, which is aimed at developing youth and identifying talented young athletes aged from 10 to 13 years old.

There will be three clinics for the Junior Foundation Development programme, with the programme coaches to be John Glassie, Kopu Anguna and Julz Westrupp.

All Foundation coaches who have completed the course are encouraged and welcome to attend for further development.

Pacific Sporting Partnership country co-ordinator John Glassie said the workshops are open to all.

“We really want as many parents, teachers and current coaches completing the Foundation course as possible,” he said.

“This will ensure the future development of netball is progressing and at a sustainable level for the Cook Islands.”

Glassie said that if you are interested in coaching and participating in the next Foundation workshop, please come down to one of the sessions and have a talk to him or Kopu.

Athletes aged from 10 to 13 years old are encouraged to attend all three sessions.

The sessions are on June 23 at the Ngatangiia courts, June 30 in Arorangi, and finally on July 7 in Tupapa.

Registration starts at 7.30am, with the session actually starting at 8am, and an estimated finish time of 10am.

From the three coaching sessions, a Junior Foundation Development Squad of up to 30 young athletes will be selected.

The squad will participate in an eight-week development programme aimed at improving footwork, ball skills, general knowledge and nutrition for a healthy lifestyle.

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