Internal Club Guidelines - Glenunga Netball Club
Glenunga Netball Club follows the guidelines, policies and procedures set out by SAUCNA.
effective from September 2021
COURT TIME DURING MINOR ROUND
Coaches should rotate players and offer fair and equal amounts of game time during the minor rounds where possible. The Coach is not obliged to consider absence or unavailability when considering equitable court time to players. Players are expected to commit to the season. If players are not available to play, special considerations should not be expected for individual circumstances.
Training in winter season is compulsory. If players miss training regularly, they may receive reduced court time at the discretion of the coach. Players are expected to give reasonable notice if they are unavailable to play a match so that the Coach can prepare accordingly. We expect players to be reliable and committed so as not to waste our coaches valuable time.
COURT TIME DURING FINALS
Coaches may use their discretion in selecting the team and positions which are best suited for the match and to provide the best chance of team success if this suits their coaching style. During the minor rounds of the season is the time to develop and work on skills, give equal game time for all players to foster development in trying out different positions where possible. Players with less skill, experience or confidence may not receive equal game time in finals if coaches choose to play for the win in the finals rounds.
U8 - U11 - all registered, financial team members who have played throughout the season should be given the opportunity to play at least two quarters in all finals games. If players are not committed to attend training regularly in the winter season, they may receive less game time at the coaches discretion.
U13 and over - all registered, financial team members who have played throughout the season should be given the opportunity to play at least one quarter in all finals games. If players are not committed to attend training regularly in the winter season, they may receive less game time at the coaches discretion. At this age, coaches often play finals to win, and this may be reflected in game time given in finals.
Coach has full autonomy to choose positions on court. Coaches will be supported by the club with their selections. Parents should not ask or expect that their child plays in a certain position. Players are expected to play their best in any position they are placed with a positive "team first attitude" and take the opportunity to learn and develop in the positions the coach chooses for them.
Whilst the coaches and selection committee do take into consideration friendships when selecting teams, this is not usually the main consideration for creating teams. There is no guarantee that players will be placed on a team with their friends and there is no guarantee that the teams will remain the same season after season. As players come and go from the club and players develop at different levels, changes to teams are inevitable. Once teams are selected and sent out, we will not make changes due to personal preferences and friendship groups. The coaches and selection committee spend many hours fine tuning teams, trying to get the right balance of skills, particularly in the older groups, and won't make changes to teams after teams have been sent out except in the case of injury or cancellation of memberships. Players are required to learn and practice resilience in regards to team changes. Teams do change and players will at times, need to be placed on a different team or will have a different coach than they may have expected or preferred.
AGE / TEAM SELECTION
Players may request to be placed in an age group higher than their actual age to be with their friends from school. This sometimes happens with people born early in the year who may have started school younger. There is no guarantee that younger players will be placed in higher age groups to match their school grade. The younger players will not be prioritised to move up early to stay with school friends, and this will depend if there is a suitable place available in the age group they wish to play in. It will also depend if the player is deemed by the coaches, to be strong enough to play in the higher age group above their year of birth.
FAIREST & BEST / COACHES AWARD - TROPHIES
Fairest & Best votes are chosen each week by the Umpires or the Opposition (coach, manager or scorer) and are counted up at the end of the minor round. This is the fairest way to avoid bias as the Glenunga Coaches, Managers and Parents have no part in choosing the Fairest & Best player. Any unfinancial or fill in players who receive votes are void and ineligible to receive trophies.
Coaches Award trophy is chosen at the discretion of the Coach.