Our Junior Academy is for young athletes who have the passion and drive to achieve their goals in netball. Our coaches have a wealth of experience in improving netball skills and getting the best from young players who are serious about the game and want to take their netball ability and tactical awareness to the next level. We all know in sport how important it is to have solid fundamentals to build on. At ENA we focus on our players from an early age being able to move well, have an excellent skill base and have a good understanding of the game.

Junior Academy netball players Izzy and Bella have been selected for the Manchester Thunder pathway.


We run weekly classes during term time.

Who is this for?

The Junior Academy Programme is for children aged 10 – 12.

Participation is achieved through a trial process. Please get in touch with us for more information.

What does the Junior Academy Programme cover?

• Technical skills in attack and defence

• Unit work in attack and defence

• Ball and movement skills

• Gameplay situations

• Health and wellbeing

Performance pillars for Junior Academy Athletes:

Refine existing skills and move forward to more advanced skills. Drills build the knowledge base and skill acquisition.Learning more about the positional role, layers of attack and defence. Devise strategies and tactics to apply them on the court.General fitness activities but the focus is on building multi-functional movement techniques. Which is included within the session.
Understand their role and responsibility on the court and within a team scenario.
Develop internal feedback and analysis, begin to recognise own strengths.

The outcomes

First and foremost, young people will leave feeling as though they have learned something new, had fun and formed new friendships. Their skills and tactical ability will improve at all levels as will their confidence in the sport.

“My daughter loves Elite Netball Academy. The coaches are fantastic and they help and support her on her journey to becoming the best netballer that she can be. They develop her skills and fitness and that gives her the knowledge and confidence to make her a better team player within her club.”

Vanessa, Parent