WHAT ARE LEEDS RHINOS NETBALL HUBS?
Leeds Rhinos Netball Hubs are targeted at players who want to access specialist netball coaching to compliment playing for a school or club, or those already on the pathway eg. playing for county, satellite or district. Whilst not a formal part of the performance pathway, players in our Hubs may be aspiring to enter the pathway by securing a place in a Leeds Rhinos Netball Academy.
WHAT DOES THE LEEDS RHINOS NETBALL HUB OFFER?
Each Hub will provide training on a weekly/fortnightly basis, as well as the opportunity to play in festivals during the year. Players benefit from between 1-1.5 hours quality coaching from our top-level team. All coaches in the Hubs will be from the Leeds Rhinos Netball Coaching Team and have the skills to coach the “Rhinos Netball way”. Coaches and athletes in the Hubs benefit from close relationship with coaches and athletes in the Academies. The Hub Programme will be developed and led by our Director of Netball, Anna Carter.
HOW MANY ATHLETES WILL BE SELECTED FOR EACH HUB?
Approximately 30 players will be selected for each Rhinos Netball Hub. Trials (where applicable) for the Hubs will be based locally and advertised through the website in due course.
WHAT IS LEEDS RHINOS NETBALL LOOKING FOR IN A HUB PLAYER AND HOW ARE PLAYERS ASSESSED?
Experienced selectors will assess the players for basic skills, athletic ability and potential. This is assessed through drills, skills and match play. We want athletes who love the game, show a will to improve and to be their best.
WHERE AND WHEN DO LEEDS RHINOS NETBALL HUBS TRAIN?
The Leeds Rhinos Netball Hubs will be held in various locations, based on where there is existing demand for netball activity and our key partnerships with clubs, schools and colleges. This information will be available early September as the schools return.
We plan to extend the number of Hubs next season. Full details of our training schedule for Hubs will be issued on the relevant ‘Invitation to Trial’ letter, along with dates, times, and venues.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE LEEDS RHINOS NETBALL HUB PROGRAMME?
The cost of the programme will be confirmed in August, well in advance of the relevant trials. Costs do not include kit. Camps, festivals and workshops will be an additional cost, as we are unable to predict these in advance. No refunds are available, other than in exceptional circumstances such as serious injury (and always discretionary).
WHAT IS THE REQUIRED KIT FOR A HUB PLAYER?
Details to be confirmed toward the end of August 2018.