24th June – 27th June 2023, Townsville City Netball Association, QLD
U15, U16, U18. 1st – 4th April 2023, Sunshine Coast Netball Association, Maroochydore, QLD
To provide players with the opportunity to represent QCNA at a level suitable to their ability; to provide opportunities for players to progress through Brisbane North Netball Region and Netball Queensland’s development pathways and to enhance player enjoyment of the game. Through the selection of teams, QCNA aims to:
2. TRIAL FORMAT
The allocated trial start time will be the time that the trial matches begin. It is the players’ responsibility to register and warm up prior to the trials starting. Games will be approximately 10 minutes in length. Players will trial in their two (2) nominated positions, although players may be required to play out of position by the selectors to explore different combinations or if a certain position is over subscribed. Effort will be made to ensure all players (within each playing area) have equal court time. During the trials, the selectors will evaluate individual skill levels, fitness and team playing abilities of each player. The following aspects will also be considered: player combinations, coachability, attitude, leadership, communication, team dynamics and individual player characteristics.
3. SELECTION PANEL
A selection panel consisting of three selectors will be appointed for each age group, including the team coaches. All selectors have equal voting rights during the selection process. However, if the selectors are divided the head team coach has the final decision. Coaches not already on the Selection Panel may be invited by the selection panel to attend any discussion they may hold. Selector’s recommendations will be presented to the QCNA executive committee for final approval.
4. TEAM COMPOSITION
Squads will consist of ten (10) players with the potential of three (3) training partners. These training partners will participate in training and team building sessions with the squad and may be invited to carnivals. Due to injury and illness or withdrawal from the program, training partners may be offered the opportunity to take up a permanent position in the team. Training partners will be notified as early as possible, in regard to participating in the State Age Competition.
5. SELECTION CRITERIA
Consideration may be given to other factors that the selection panel considers in its sole discretion to be relevant and appropriate to the overall assessment of a particular player. These may include:
Selectors must submit a list of selected squads/teams with reserves for each playing area to QCNA Committee for ratification prior to final selections being announced.
6. PLAYER WITHDRAWALS
In the event of a player(s) withdrawing after selection:
7. NON-ATTENDANCE AT TRIALS
Players unable to attend trials for any reason will have their team selection based on availability of positions within the teams, information provided by the coach at the conclusion of the previous season and through consultations with the selectors, the coaches and QCNA Committee.
8. NAMING OF STATE AGE TEAMS/SQUADS
Squads will be named within two weeks of the final trial of all State Age teams.
9. DISPUTES PROCEDURES
Notwithstanding any of the provisions in this Policy, it is acknowledged that when applying the criteria and considerations set out above, there will be, at times, extremely difficult choices to be made which will require the Selection Panel to exercise its discretion and judgment. Providing the Selection Panel has properly considered the criteria and considerations set out in this Policy, and have exercised its discretion and judgment in good faith, then the Selection Panel will have fulfilled all of its obligations under this Policy. Players not selected in a team, may request in writing, feedback, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org