Our High-Performance Centres are for young athletes who have the passion and drive to achieve their netball dreams. Elite Netball Academy coaches have a wealth of experience in improving netball skills and getting the best from players who want to take their netball to the next level. You will work with coaches and players at the highest level of the sport who have experience with the England Roses, Pathway programmes and Super League clubs. These classes are ideal for anyone aiming towards Super League selection and the England Netball Regional Pathway. Together we can help you go far.

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Head Coach Anna Carter with ENA athlete Eve who, following our coaching, is now part of the Leeds Rhinos pathway.


Players receive game-changing coaching in weekly 90-minute sessions with Head Coach Anna Carter and former superleague player and top quality, coach Alice Smith who has built up netball experience over the years as a player through pathway netball, England screening, playing at the highest domestic level with Leeds Athletic Netball club and more recently a training partner at Leeds Rhinos. Alice has put these learnings with some of the best coaches in the world into her coaching style and is delivering quality sessions that the players love under the guide of Anna Carter.

Who is this for?

Target Group: 11 – 17 years old, entry is achieved through a trial process.

With the culture instilled by Elite Netball Academy, players and coaches in our High-Performance Centres are given the freedom to work in an explorative environment where they can be challenged and comfortable in making errors in order to test their boundaries and be creative with the coaches. This environment actively encourages research-based learning to develop a well-rounded netball player aiming for future success.

Previous High-Performance Centre athletes who were developed and supported by this programme are now involved in pathways with Leeds Rhinos, Manchester Thunder and Loughborough Lightning.

Find out more about how we work with our High-Performance athletes mentally, physically, technically and tactically in these two articles:

What do High-Performance Centres cover?

Loughborough Lightning team
  • Technical skills in attack and defence
  • Personal development
  • Leadership development
  • Performance analysis
  • Unit work in attack and defence
  • Ball and movement skills
  • Gameplay situations
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Insight into elite athlete lifestyle
  • Nutrition, health and wellbeing
  • 1:1s with our leading coaches

Performance Pillars for High-Performance Centre athletes:

Executing on-court skills to a high standard. Drills have a mixture of outcomes to support gameplay.Putting technical learning on the court in conditioned games and scenarios. Knowing ‘what good looks like’ in common tactical setups.Netball specific fitness testing, followed by bespoke S&C plans for each athlete. Workshops are delivered throughout the year to help the athletes on their personal journeyFeedback is provided by coaches throughout the year to support individual development. Suitable parent and athlete educational workshops delivered for identified areas of support.

The outcomes

Working hard to improve and develop an understanding of performance netball where players feel valued and supported to do well and move up to pathway netball.

“Elite netball has provided a different angle of coaching which was tailored specifically to Faye’s needs. It was great to see her confidence growing with each session and has enabled her to see the game from a different perspective.”

Kerry, Parent