Develop high expectations. Our Netball Development Centres are for netball players who love to play the game regularly or for those who are new to netball. No matter how much netball you have played in the past, our inclusive training sessions provide young players with the chance to participate in a comfortable, energetic, and positive environment. Every week we cover a different theme, these vary between technique and skill-based drills, we also allow the opportunity to practice these new skills in games during each class.


Netball Development Centres are weekly classes that take place during term time for children of all ages and abilities.

Elite Netball Academy coaches have a wealth of experience and a shared passion for the sport ensuring your child is supported in a positive and enthusiastic environment where development and progression can take place.

Our Development Centre classes for 2021/2022 are:

Mondays – years 7 – 11, time 7 – 8.30 pm @ Lightcliffe Academy

Tuesdays – years 7 – 11, time 6 – 7.30 pm @ St. Peters, York, and years 7 – 11, time 6 – 7.30 pm @ Harrogate Ladies College

Fridays – years 7 -11, time 7.30 – 9 pm @ The Grammar School at Leeds

Classes cost £55 a month and are paid by direct debit.

Who is this for?

Target Group: 10 – 17 years old netball players of all abilities and experience.

Our Netball Development Centres show an understanding of different players’ learning styles and physical developments by providing an enjoyable, safe and secure learning environment where growth and development can take place.

What do we cover?

• Technical skills in attack and defence

• Unit work in attack and defence

• Ball and movement skills

• Gameplay situations

• Strength and conditioning

The outcomes

First and foremost, young people will leave feeling as though they have learned something new, had fun and formed new friendships as well as developed their netball skills. Many players have gone on to be invited into the High-Performance Classes after showing the potential to achieve and develop through our sessions.

“Millie has really enjoyed the weekly development centre classes, they have vastly improved her ability and skills. The classes and activities have really kept her motivated during lockdown. I am sure she will be returning to school and club netball at a much higher standard. Many thanks to all the brilliant Elite Netball Academy coaching team and staff.”

Jo, Parent