What age group are you in?
Your age is determined as at 31st December 2017.
if you turn 12 on Sept 22 2018, you will be playing 13 & Under next year.
If you are turning 14 on December 30 2018, you will be playing 15 & Under next year.
Grading considers both age and ability in team selection in consultation with both past and future coach .
In some cases parents may be consulted on the grading level of their own child.
Players are kept in their age group unless exceptional circumstances. Taking a player out of their age group is to be agreed by Committee, Coach, Player and Parents. All must agree for a player to be selected above their age group. There are some limits ..Under 11s must be 9 years of age. 17s and Open must be 14 years of age.
Within each age group teams are selected based on ability. ( U15s sections eg 1,2,3,4,5,6)
At the end of each season, coaches will be requested to provide grading information on each of their players. This information is provided in confidence , has limited circulation and is used solely for grading. The forms are managed by the coaches convenor.( see appendix) The forms are held/stored by the secretary for 2 seasons and are then destroyed. This allows last winters grading to be used for current winter grading review.
Ferntree Gully Netball Club undertakes to place all players in a team should they register and join the club irrespective of age or ability.
All players of a team are entitled to equal court time through the season , irrespective of ability. The only team not subject to this Policy is if we field an A Grade team, in the MDNA A Grade Competition.
During the season finals club competition, all team players must take to the court for each game. The amount of time on court is at the coaches discretion.
During the season, all teams are expected to, where possible, assist other teams within the rules of the competition to ensure that all teams take to the court with 7 players.