Welcome to the Netball Australia MyNetball Learning Centre.

Netball Australia has a range of online courses, exams and learning material available to support the development of coaches, umpires, athletes and volunteers.

 

To view and access the available online courses, please take the following steps:

  1. Log in to MyNetball using your MyNetball ID (If you don’t have a MyNetball ID, click on ‘New to MyNetball” at login MyNetball and register free of charge)
  2. Click Learning > Online Learning
  3. Click Browse available learning
  4. Scroll through the Full Catalogue and select the relevant course (NB: Accredited Courses charge a fee, other courses/modules are free)
  5. Click the red enrol button
  6. Once enrolled, click the red launch button.

 

Online Foundation Coach Accreditation Course

The online Foundation Coach Accreditation Course is targeted primarily at beginner coaches, teachers, parents and NetSetGO coaches and outlines introductory coaching information and basic netball techniques. The Course is the first step in the national coaching accreditation framework and is an important step along the knowledge pathway for a coach.

The course looks at:

  1. The role of the coach
  2. Planning
  3. Teaching netball skills
  4. The coach in action

 

Development Coach Accreditation Course

The new blended (i.e. online and face to face) Development Coach Accreditation Course and is targeted at Club, Association and Regional coaches and teachers working with players aged 13 and over.  The course is the second step in the national coaching accreditation framework and provides a good introduction to skill progression and fault detection and correction.

The Course has three components:

  1. Online Development Coach Course
  2. Online Rules of Netball Theory
  3. Face to Face Development Coach Workshop

The Course looks at:

  1. The Development Coach in Action
  2. Movement and Safety
  3. Teaching Development Skills (part one) – focuses on ball handling, and footwork and movement skills.
  4. Teaching Development Skills (part two) – focuses on attacking and defending skills.
  5. Basic Game Strategies

 

KNEE for Coaches

This course is designed for coaches of all levels to up-skill their knowledge in Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement strategies specific to netball. It outlines the Netball Australia KNEE Program, which, when used consistently, has the potential to improve how players move on court and reduce the risk of injury.

The course looks at:

  1. Safety of training
  2. Benefits of warming up and cooling down
  3. Why the KNEE Program
  4. Key principle of the KNEE Program
  5. Outline of specific exercise principles to employ

 

KNEE for Physios

This course is designed for Physios to up-skill their knowledge in Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement strategies specific to netball. It outlines the Netball Australia KNEE Program and provides resources to assist Physios in education and implementation within a netball association, club or team. Completion of this course enables Physios to join Netball Australia’s register of KNEE Endorsed Providers and the opportunity to publicise professional services via Netball Australia channels.

The course looks at:

  1. Why the KNEE Program
  2. Key principle of the KNEE Program
  3. Outline of specific exercise principles to employ
  4. Implementation Tips
  5. Extensive collateral to download

 

Rules of Netball Theory Exam

The Rules of Netball Theory Exam below is part of the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme and tests the basic rules of the game.

A Rules of Netball Theory Exam pass (70%) is a prerequisite for:

  • C Grade Badge, the introductory level umpire accreditation.
  • State Bench Official Accreditation
  • Development Coach Accreditation

 

Foundation Umpire Course

This course has been designed to assist you in achieving the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective umpire and enjoy your officiating role.

The Foundation Umpire Course is a pre-requisite for obtaining a National C Badge and participating in the Elite Umpire Course.

The course looks at:

  1. A good umpire
  2. Getting started
  3. Umpiring techniques
  4. Rules in action
  5. Where to now?

 

Bench Officials Education Course

This course has been designed to assist you in learning the skills and knowledge required to fulfil all Bench Official roles.

The Bench Officials Education course is a pre-requisite for obtaining the State Bench Official Accreditation and subsequently the National Bench Officials Accreditation.

The course looks at:

  1. Being a Bench Official
  2. Scorer 1
  3. Scorer 2
  4. Timekeepers
  5. Extra Time Procedures
  6. Where to now?

 

Mentoring

The online mentoring course has been developed in conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission for people who work with coaches, umpires and officials at all levels.

This Mentoring course is designed for Coaches, Umpires and Bench Officials.

The course is divided into 7 modules, covering the following topics:

  1. How does mentoring work
  2. Know yourself as a mentor
  3. Initial meeting
  4. Know your mentee
  5. Giving feedback
  6. Improving performance
  7. Conflict/challenging situations

 

Select for Netball Success

This course will take you through the principles and practices of netball selection. Netball is a team game however the performance of individual athletes and the combination of athletes in playing positions is critical to the success of the team.

This course is aimed for any netball selector or coach commencing the process of team selection, but anybody is welcome to enrol in the course and learn about the principles and practices that may be used to select netball athletes for a squad or team.

The course looks at:

  1. The principles of selection
  2. Guidelines for individual athlete selection
  3. Guidelines for netball position selection and what to look for in each position
  4. How to achieve team balance in selection
  5. Some practical tips to assist in running a selection session

 

Club Champions

This course provides information and skills for you to manage alcohol usage and consumption in your life.

It’s aimed mainly for young, emerging high performance players, but anybody is welcome to enrol in the course and learn about the different ways that alcohol can negatively impact on an athlete’s current and future prospects within netball.

The course looks at:

  1. The impacts on your team and your character
  2. Your performance  and future in the sport
  3. Some facts about alcohol
  4. Affects of alcohol on your sporting career
  5. Some skills to protect yourself

 

Expect Respect
  • Community – Suitable for Netball community members aged 18 years+, including coaches, umpires, volunteers, administrators and parents.
  • Young Adult – Suitable for Players aged 18-25 years.
  • Youth – Suitable for players aged 13 – 17 years

This course provides information and skills to assist you in maintain healthy relationships throughout your life. It’s aimed mainly for young, emerging high performance players and the general netball community but anybody is welcome to enrol in the course to learn more about respectful relationships.

The course looks at:

  1. Definition of a healthy relationship
  2. How people hurt each other
  3. Men’s violence against women
  4. The role of the bystander
  5. Changing to make a difference

If during the course you find you need to talk through issues or just want more information about a topic please refer to the Support services that are available at the end of each module.

 

Netball Inclusion

The course aims to provide everyone from the netball community with information, strategies and best practice ideas to help you:

  • Create more inclusive and accessible netball environments that cater for the range of backgrounds, cultures, ages and abilities of people in your community.
  • Support your Club and Association to create a more welcoming, inclusive netball environment for your Members, as well as those new to our game.

More information and resources on creating more inclusive netball communities can be found at www.onenetball.org.au.

 

Play by the Rules – Child Protection

The Play by the Rules – Child Protection course is a free, interactive online training course suitable for coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents and spectators.

The course looks at:

  1. what child abuse is
  1. your rights and responsibilities under child protection laws
  2. how the laws apply to sporting organisations, clubs, their employees and volunteers
  3. when, where and how to report incidents
  4. how to establish a welcoming and inclusive environment at your club or organisation.

 

Play by the Rules – Complaint Handling

The course is aimed at administrators, coaches, officials and anyone with an interest in the welfare of sports club, association or organisation members.

The course is divided into 7 modules covering the following topics:

  1. Introduction
  2. Complaint Resolution Procedure
  3. Member Protection and the Law
  4. Listening and Responding Effectively (Communication Skills)
  5. Meeting with a Contact (Complaint Handling – The Starting Point)
  6. Ethical and Practical Considerations
  7. Nipping it in the Bud (Early Intervention Strategies)

We suggest that you complete the ‘Play by the Rules – Child Protections – Harassment and Discrimination’ course as a pre-requisite before commencing this course.

 

Play by the Rules – ‘Harassment and Discrimination’

This Play by the Rules course is a free, interactive online training course suitable for coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents and spectators.

The course looks at:

  1. what harassment and discrimination is
  1. your rights and responsibilities under equal opportunity and laws
  2. how the laws apply to sporting organisations, clubs, their employees and volunteers
    when, where and how to report incidents
  3. how to establish a welcoming and inclusive environment at your club or organisation.

 

Play by the Rules – Member Protection Information Officer Training (MPIOT)

The Member Protection Information Officer course is aimed at people seeking to become accredited MPIO officers in their State. The course contains 7 core modules.

The modules are:

  1. Introduction
  2. The MPIO Role
  3. Complaint resolution procedures
  4. Member Protection and the law
  5. Child Protection (from Play by the Rules)
  6. Harassment and Discrimination (from Play by the Rules)
  7. Ethical and Practical Consideration.

 

Play by the Rules Mini Course – Ethics and Ethical Decision Making in Sport

This mini-course will provide an introduction to ethics and a handy ethical decision making framework that you can tie into ethical decision making in sport.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Reflect on concepts such as rules, sportsmanship, fair play and the ‘spirit of sport’.
  1. What the key ethical approaches are.
  2. What ethics are and how they relate to our values, principles, purpose and morals.
  3. How to apply the ethical decision making framework to ethical dilemmas in sport.

 

Play by the Rules Mini Course – Introduction to the Integrity of Sport

This module will discuss what integrity in sport means, provide an overview of the main integrity issues and challenges in sport, with focus on vulnerable areas, risk factors and protections. With reference to key examples we will illustrate why integrity matters in sport.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Define what integrity in sport means
  1. Define the main integrity issues facing grassroots sport today
  2. Define what policies and protections exist that prevent integrity issues occurring
  3. Critically reflect on how integrity issues can occur and why integrity matters in sport

 

Play by the Rules Mini Course – Walking the Talk: Personal, Practise and Organisational Integrity in Community Sport

This mini-course is designed to get you thinking about integrity and how it can be recognised and improved in a community sport setting. You will be introduced to three case studies, which are based on situations that you might face in your roles as community sport association or club managers, committee members, coaches, trainers or parents. Each hypothetical case, derived in part from professional and personal experience, will exemplify either personal, practice or organisational integrity.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Distinguish the meaning of personal, practice and organisational integrity.
  1. Recognise behaviours that exemplify or undermine personal, practice and organisational integrity in sporting situations.
  2. Recognise behaviours that undermine personal, practice and organisational integrity in sporting situations.

 

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