Satellite Academy Trials

Berkshire Netball is currently planning its Satellite Academy programme for 2021/22 and is inviting coaches to nominate athletes to attend a screening event which is taking place on Thursday 9th September at Wellington Health & Fitness Club, Crowthorne from 6-9pm (may vary depending on number of triallists).  From this event we will select athletes to attend three fortnightly training sessions on Monday evenings 6:30-8:30pm at Ranelagh School, Bracknell so that the Satellite Academy coaches have an opportunity to work with them before selecting those that will join the academy programme proper. 


We are particularly looking for applications from players entering Year 7 in September but if you have any Year 8 players that you think should be looked at then please feel free to nominate them.  When nominating any athlete please check that they would be able to commit to fortnightly training on Monday evenings as well as their weekly club training and matches.  All triallists must hold England Netball and Berkshire Netball membership.


To help when deciding who to nominate, please find attached a document which contains details of the criteria provided by England Netball which they have recommended be used as guidance when selecting Satellite and County Academy athletes.  The areas to be considered are match play (roles and responsibilities), movement/ball handling and game sense.


There is a screening fee of £10 per athlete and, if they are selected to attend the three trial sessions, there will be an additional cost of £30.


This is the link to the trial form for the Satellite Academy screening event: 


  **Closing date is midnight on Friday 3rd September 2021**


The trial fee of £10 can be made using the reference SAT + the athlete's surname 

Berkshire Netball | Account No:00469880 | Sort Code: 30-91-11

Academy Trials

Berkshire Netball is currently planning its County Academy programme for 2021/22 which will run on Thursday evenings at Wellington Health & Fitness Club, Crowthorne from the end of September through to Spring 2022.


A number of last year's athletes are either too old to continue in the County Academy (U15) or hope to secure places in franchise academies (U17) next season so we have a few spaces available in the County Academy for 2021/22.  A number of athletes have graduated from Satellite 1 but the remainder of the Satellite Academy athletes who are eligible will also be trialling for places.  However, we are keen to see any new athletes that have not previously been part of the Performance Pathway, particularly those going into Year 9 in September but also any exceptional talent that you have going into Year 10.     .  


Trials are taking place on Thursday 16th September at Wellington Health & Fitness Club, Crowthorne 6:30-8:30pm. There is a trial fee of £10 per athlete which is payable online to Berkshire Netball A/C Account No:00469880  Sort Code: 30-91-11. 


Please check that athletes understand the commitment of attending weekly County Academy training in addition to their club sessions and matches before they complete the online application form via the following link   


 **Closing date is midnight on Friday 10th September 2021**

Any questions regarding Berkshire Academy and Satellites, contact Sarah Feast via email.



Academy Coaches

Any coaches who would like to get involved with the Academy programme please contact me.  We are particularly keen to hear from young/inexperienced coaches who would like to gain some experience as an "apprentice" coach within the performance pathway.  If you would like to volunteer either on a regular or an ad-hoc basis, please contact Sarah Feast via email.