DARLING RANGE SPORTS COLLEGE
High Performance Netball Program
The DRSC Netball Program was the first in Western Australia to be endorsed by Netball WA and the Department of Education.
(Not all Netball Programs are the same)
What is the DRSC Netball Program?
The program provides a unique opportunity for talented netball players to combine academic achievement and sporting excellence. The program includes:
4 hours per week developing their skills including fitness and futsal sessions. Included in the 4 hours is the highly regarded Athlete Development Program incorporating a focus on diet, nutrition, sports medicine courses, psychology, recovery and rehabilitation, coaching and umpiring
The program is implemented with a full academic curriculum, with the opportunities to gain University Entrance, TAFE Entry or a Certificate II in Sport
Opportunities to compete in SSWA Competitions at Zone, Regional and State levels
Opportunities to compete in Interstate and overseas competitions
Opportunities to compete against leading Private Schools (IGSSA)
Opportunities to play Interstate and International teams
Individual programs for players
Strength and conditioning programs
Fitness Assessment twice a year and feedback in relation to National Standards
How does the program work?
The Netball coaching staff, mentor coach and NetballWA meet to develop the skills program which aligns with the National Curriculum of Core Skills established by Netball Australia
The program has two arms, an elite pathway and a development pathway
The elite pathway provides for more 1 on 1 coaching and training designed to assist the Western Australian and National representatives
The development pathway involves regional and school competitions and group training to assist regional representatives
West and Australian coaches and players provide intensive clinics
The program aims to assist players to fulfil their potential and play at the highest level
International Indoor Stadium which includes a 250 seat indoor Netball court, strength and conditioning centre, seminar rooms
Indoor Heated Pool
Sports Science Laboratory
What has the Program Achieved Recently?
2012 SSWA Year 10 Sports Ready Cup Champions
2012 High School Cup Snr Division State Champions
2012 High School Cup Lower Division State Champions
2012 High School Cup Middle Division Runners up State Champions
2011 SSWA Year 10 Lightening Carnival Champions
2011 High School Cup Middle Division State Champions
2011 High School Cup Lower Division Runners up State Champions
Numerous Western Australian Representatives
High percentage of players in State Academies
Zone Champions in Yrs 8,9 and 10
Who are the Netball Coaches?
Karly Hoar- (Head Coach and Netball Coordinator)
Level 2 Netball Coach
2007-2009 State Schoolgirls Coach
2005-2009 Regional & Academy Specialist Coach
2007-2009 Coaching Course Presenter
7 years as a Western Australian Representative and three years with WAIS Netball
2012 DRNR Academy Coach
2012 Swans Development Coach
2012 Under 18's Ranger Premiership Coach
2012 Under 21's State apprentice coach
2010 State School Girls coach
How does it link to Association/Community netball?
All players are required to be registered members of NetballWA.
The College program complements programs conducted by all regional netball associations and is fully endorsed by NetballWA.
What do the players say about the program?
“Darling Range Sports College provided a great opportunity for me to develop my Netball skills while continuing to undertake my Tertiary Entrance Studies. With the support and guidance of my teachers and coaches at Darling Range Sports College, I have been fortunate to gain positions in Australian Netball Squads, Western Australian Representative Teams and the WAIS Netball Program. In 2009 I fulfilled the role of School President and Sports College Captain, I participated in the Senator Sterle Leadership Program, travelling to the Kimberley’s in 2008 and 2009. In year 8 I participated in the Stellenberg Netball Championships in South Africa as part of the DRSC team. I thoroughly recommend the program, the coaches and the college to all netballers with ambition, talent and commitment who could benefit from the experience. Darling Range Sports College has given me so many opportunities and enabled me to achieve both my sporting and academic goals”.
Testimonial from Denise Shepley Western Australian Institute of Sport Netballer, Australian Under 19 Squad Member, Sate under 21 member, Representative Fever player in Challenge Cup - Glascow
How do I apply?
Step 1 Complete and return the Application for enrolment. This can be downloaded from our website. (selection will not procedd without relevant documentation).
Step 2 Review of performance at trial and report date.
Step 3 Placement offers mailed out to successful students.
Step 4 Return of acceptance of offers to college to confirm your child's position for 2014.
Students must participate in regular netball competitions.
Note: Students may be in Year 6 or 7 and acceptance and ongoing placement in the program is based on continued academic effort, acceptable attendance levels, an excellent behaviour record and payment of contributions and charges. Students are supported by a school environment which caters for the academic and welfare needs of the talented athlete, allowoing students to gain a quality education whilst still pursuing their sporting dreams.