About Elite Netball Trials

Elite Netball Academy offers trials to players who wish to join our weekly training sessions. Elite classes supplement your club/school training programme to help you get the most out of your club/school matches. We focus on four performance pillars – physical, performance, tactical and psychological.

Our netball classes take place during term time and all dates are outlined in our Elite netball calendar and for Elite Netball reviews, click here.

The popularity of Elite Netball Academy and the volume of requests we receive to attend our High-Performance Centre programmes means that not all of our classes have spaces. Where a class is full we can add you to the waiting list.

Click here to apply for a trial or keep reading for more information.

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Elite Netball Academy Ambassador Nat Panagarry with one of our U15 HPC classes

When can you trial?

The trial will take place in a normal training session, we will liaise with you to arrange a convenient date. During the trial, the coach will be looking for the following.

Good team players

Players who are brave on the court, showing the ability to challenge the ball in defence, offer a variety of feeds in attack. In shooters, selectors will be looking for players who aren’t afraid to turn to the post and shoot from any distance.

Players who have good basic skills in the game

This doesn’t mean you need to possess every skill under the sun. Showing a variety of passing and release points as well as the ability to mix up when and how you use these skills will show variety.

Players who stay positive

Sometimes, netball games don’t always go to plan, with this in mind selectors will be looking for players who don’t drop their head in negative situations. They’ll be looking instead for players who can adjust to what’s happening on the court and mix up the play to create a different outcome

Players who have the ability to communicate

Selectors like seeing players who have good communication skills with their teammates. Even if you don’t know the other players on the court, be encouraging and positive. Applaud interceptions, strong takes, good attacking moves and communicate with those directly around you when you get a chance.


If you feel your child would fit the criteria above and would like to trial, please complete the form below:

Academy locations

For more information on our academy training locations and training venues please follow the link below.

“My daughter counts down the days for Elite!

She always comes out buzzing from her sessions too! She has improved so much and it’s a joy to see how much she loves going to Elite.”

Graeme Moore, parent.

“She thoroughly enjoys every aspect of the program.

Elite Netball Academy continues to not only support the development of my daughter’s netball skills but has also been invaluable to her social development. She thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the program and it is a credit to all the coaches for what she is achieving.”

Zoe Parkin, parent.


Elite netball trial cost

A trial with Elite Netball Academy costs £20. This is paid via a secure payment link that will be emailed to you.

Elite Netball Academy kit

If you’re successful at our trials, you will be able to purchase Elite Netball Academy Flyhawk kit.

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Ambassador Natalie Metcalf wearing Elite Netball Academy kit

About Elite Netball Academy

Driving standards in netball, we offer a progressive pathway for netball players of all ages. Our academy supports athletes at the beginning of their netball journey to athletes with big aspirations.

Under our founder, former Superleague coach and international pathway selector Anna Carter, Elite want to create unique opportunities and progressive experiences through the sport that last and transcend every aspect of an athlete’s life, on and off the court.

Anna and the coaching team at Elite Netball bring passion, experience and knowledge of the game at the highest level to help athletes progress and gain school, club and pathway selection. We have a strong reputation for helping several athletes make franchise and pathway programmes for Superleague netball clubs in the UK.

Elite Netball Academy supports an athlete’s netball journey in a professional and driven environment that works alongside club or school netball commitments.

How to prepare for trials with Nat Panagarry

To help you prepare for netball trials, we asked our Performance Coach Consultant, two-time Superleague winner and former international player Nat Panagarry for her advice on how to prepare for netball trials.

If you feel your child would fit the criteria above and would like to trial, please complete the form below: