Netball Muster 2020

Why a change in process?

  • Continuous improvement underpins what we do in a growing school to ensure our systems cater to the growing number of learners playing netball.
  • We strive to design a model which is fair, consistent and sustainable and, most importantly, ensures a quality netball experience for all of our players.

This model reflects our school values, as well as guidance we have received from Auckland Netball and the junior netball philosophies of Netball New Zealand (for more information visit

Netball Muster Presentation for Parents / Carers

Netball Muster - Parents Meeting 2020

Process Outline

Step 1

All interested learners are asked to complete the ‘expression of interest’ form on our school website by Friday 6th March. These numbers are then used to plan our Muster Day.

Step 2

Yr 0 - 4 learners will be allocated to their teams for the season prior to the Muster Day and Yr 5 - 8 learners will be allocated to teams following the Muster Day. Teams are created using what we know about each child as a netball player and as a learner.

What to expect

Parent Meeting

We encourage all parents to attend this meeting to learn more about the different competition formats for each age grade and expectations and advice for coaches / managers and supporters of teams.

Yr 5 - 8

Independent selectors will observe and assess players skills and game play. They will then provide us with recommendations of the level those players should be participating in.

Each player is guaranteed 2 x 7min on court with 1 of those sessions in their favourite position.

Players will also be asked to provide the names of 2 friends who they would like to play with and whether their preference is for a more social team or more competitive. This information will be used along with the selectors recommendations to help create our teams.

Yr 0 - 4

Teams will come together with their coaches for a fun session where they can play against each other and learn the new format for their age grade.

Netball FAQ’s

Do teams have practice?

Yr 0 - 2: Skills sessions are built into their weekly game time.

Yr 3 - 4: Practices are optional for teams, plus skills are built into their weekly game time.

Yr 5 - 8: Players should expect to attend 1 x training a week to help develop their skills and game play.

What equipment do teams get?

Each team will be issued with a kit bag containing 2 x match balls and bibs.

There are netball training balls in the PE shed which you are free to use when training at school. Help yourself to any cones etc that you also require. The key can be collected from the office.

Do all teams go to the cluster sports events?

For Inter School Netball tournaments there is usually a limit on the number of teams schools can enter in each grade. Where we have more teams than we are able to take then we will hold a trial to select the teams using independent selectors.

How do we know our game time each week?

Auckland Netball has all draws online on their website and these can be filtered by school, year level, grade and/or date.



Upcoming Opportunities at Auckland Netball

These are activities run and organised by Auckland Netball for those who wish to take part in further opportunities.

Auckland Netball After-School Skills Sessions

The 4-week after-school skills sessions at Stonefields School give players a chance to develop and improve their netball technique, refine their skills, grow their confidence and have fun!

Each week focuses on a new skill which allows them to really give it a go and get them ready for the season ahead.


  • Wednesday 11th March, 3.15pm - 4.15pm
  • Wednesday 18th March, 3.15pm - 4.15pm
  • Wednesday 25th March, 3.15pm - 4.15pm
  • Wednesday 1 April, 3.15pm - 4.15pm

Where: Stonefields School Courts

Cost: $40 for 4 sessions.

Click here to register.

We have two Specialist Skills Clinics coming up with ANZ Premiership players alongside our experienced ANC coaches. These are really popular - players LOVE meeting the athletes and the sessions are loaded with skills, tips and tricks to start the season off well. Information and registration forms here:

Robinhood Northern Stars Specialist Skills Clinic

  • With Daystar Swift from Trinidad and Tobago, Fa’amu Ioane the super zippy mid-courter and experienced sharp shooter Julianna Naoupu.
  • Sunday 23 February, Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns
  • Year 3-6 Players: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Year 7-10 Players: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Northern Mystics Specialist Skills Clinic

  • With explosive defender Dani Grey, dynamic mid-court player Tayla Earle and the up and coming shooting star Saviour Tui
  • Sunday 8 March, Windmill Park, Mt Eden
  • Year 3-6 Players: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Year 7-10 Players: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Year 7&8 Coach Workshops

Netball New Zealand’s Junior Coach workshops are active and practical ways of learning how you can teach your children netball skills in a fun and engaging way. Whether it’s your first time coaching, an experienced coach or even a parent helping out, these workshops provide great resources and support for the season ahead. Available at both St Johns and Mt Eden venues.

Click here to learn more.

Team Coaching

Could your child’s team do with a little bit more support and coaching this season? Auckland Netball’s team coaching sessions offer tailored coaching sessions for individual teams who need that extra bit of help or push to extend their skills prior to and throughout the season. Click here to learn more.

Become an Umpire

Our Become an Umpire programmes are fun, engaging and cover the fundamentals of umpiring across two sessions: theory and practical. The course involves sitting the NNZ Centre Theory Test - the minimum level recommended for umpiring intermediate school grades at Auckland Netball. Players and coaches benefit from this course too, because knowing the rules inside-out gives you the best foundation to compete. Offered as evening programmes during school terms, and also as holiday programmes. Click here to learn more.

Year 7&8 Development Squads

In 2020, Auckland Netball will again offer Year 7 and Year 8 Development Squads as part of the Netball New Zealand’s national initiative, the Muffin Break Year 7&8 Player Development Programme (PDP). The Muffin Break PDP is an accelerated learning programme providing players the chance to develop and extend their technical, tactical and development skills as well as inspiring a lifelong love of the game. Eligibility criteria applies. Click here to learn more.