Step Up to Performance

You're well on your netball journey, sights firmly set on performance. Welcome! You’ve come to the right place for support.

As most netballers know, if you’re looking to progress into performance netball in the UK, you’ll need to train with a Pathway provider; this being, a high-performance netball training programme within a set region.

In 2018, Leeds Rhinos Netball was bestowed this responsibility for Yorkshire due to its exceptional offer to performance athletes and to the community, joining others across the UK as official Pathway providers appointed by England Netball.

During 2019 we are expanding our Pathway offer further. Working more closely with schools, clubs and counties, we will continueto provide a sustainable programme with a clear and structured framework for development, including S&C, nutrition and sports psychology, driving athletes forward toward success.

U13 Satellite Academy

Approximately 15 sessions per year delivered by County Netball Associations on behalf of England Netball; athletes in this age group will also be playing school sport and club/hub netball.

U15 County Academy

Approximately 30 sessions per year delivered by County Netball Associations on behalf of England Netball; athletes in this age group will also be playing school sport and club/hub netball.

U13 and U15 Regional Academies

An advanced training programme for players in (and running parallel to) the Satellite and County Academies, with the potential for performance netball. Includes 30 sessions per year, with access to sport science support and competition opportunities such as u15 England Netball summer competition (selected athletes only). Athletes will also be playing competitive club and school netball.

Futures Academy (16-19 years)

An advanced training programme bridging the gap for players too old for County Academy while not yet ready for Elite Academies. Includes 48 weeks of netball training plus strength and conditioning per year, with access to sports science support and informal competition opportunities. Athletes will also be playing school or college netball and competitive club netball.

U17 and U19 Elite Academies

An advanced training programme including 5hrs training per week for 48 weeks, consisting of strength and conditioning and netball training, and with access to sports science support. Teams will be selected from Elite Academies to compete for Leeds Rhinos Netball within the NPL league and tournament organised by England Netball. Athletes will also be playing in regional and/or national level competitions with their club and playing school/college netball. Some athletes may also be in the Roses National Academy.


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