For details of Netball Nippers classes available, please go to St Albans
To enrol in our programme please download the registration form below and email to the email address of your local classes. If you would prefer to try a class before committing, please contact us and we can arrange for you to come along for a free taster session.
Download the registration form here…
About Our Classes
Netball Nippers classes last 45 minutes. Our qualified coaches will work with each child to teach them netball skills, build their confidence and raise their fitness levels through a range of fun activities. There are currently three classes to choose from:
- At this age, players are encouraged to enjoy running, jumping and play. The aim in Tiddlers is to teach the girls to hold, roll, throw, catch and shoot the ball. The emphasis is more on fun, learning to enjoy exercise, improving basic athleticism and learning new skills.
- When our Netball Nippers progress to Dolphin level, we will start to focus on running, jumping, movement, coordination and technique. The emphasis is on basic ball skills plus passing, catching and shooting as well as learning how to work together as a team.
- Our Sharks have now learned the basics of netball and have progressed to honing their skills and developing game awareness and decision making skills. Classes will focus on attacking, defending, team work, cooperation and the concept of fair play.
About Our Coaching – the 6 C’s
The Netball Nippers’ promise ensures that all coaches are handpicked for their coaching skills, are DBS checked, and have been trained to Netball Nippers’ high standards.
We focus on encouraging children to play their own game, develop their own skill, build their own ability and we support them to remain motivated by coaching in the following way:
Our coaches are good listeners: we expect the players to listen to us as we listen to them. Across Netball Nippers we create a proactive two way dialogue focused on self-improvement.
We treat every member of Netball Nippers the same. Our coaches are consistent and create the right mood and a positive learning environment.
Our coaches are inspiring. They create and maintain hope and optimism. They plant seeds of greatness in every player. They know that the player wants to feel appreciated, valued, competent and important. They catch the players doing things right.
Our coaches do what we say we are going to do, are honest and will always demonstrate high ethical principles: “we do right”
Adapted from Gregory A. Dale, Ph.D. Duke University, USA
Caring and Compassion
We care about our players on and off the court. We represent sport and a healthy lifestyle and will help each player reach their personal goals. We help the players progress to do the things they enjoy well and to practice new skills.
Our coaches have the technical knowledge of netball that is appropriate for the level at which they are coaching. Our coaches are innovative and always learning. Their players improve from the time they enter their class to when they have finished.
How to Enrol
New players are welcome to join us for a taster session free of charge. If you and your child enjoy this and would like to enrol onto the course, then lessons are £8.50 each and are booked on a termly basis. (If you start mid-term, then you only pay for the remaining lessons in that term.)
Players should wear appropriate clothing and shoes for sport. Hair should be tied back and no jewellery should be worn during classes. The high-quality Netball Nippers sports kit, as can be seen in the pictures dotted about this website and in the merchandise section, is available to be purchased separately.