Even in the off season our netballers are continuing to look to improve themselves. Reigning Best and Fairest winners from under 13 and 15 squads Jordy Barry and Georgia Drewer are shining examples heading off to Melbourne for a two day netball super camp!!.
Here is Georgia's account.
"The Netball Victoria Super Camp was an unforgettable experiance and i'm glad i had the opportunity to participate in this course.
The first day was painful, we had fitness testing and had to calculate the height of our jumping, both vertically and with a run up, before a series of running based tests. We measured our agility, our speed and our endurance.
But that wasn't the end. After a quick and delicious snack break, Jordy and I were split into seperate groups for more netball based training.
I was in the defense group and we were coached by Micaela Wilson, a former Vixens player. We spent the next two hours learning numerous effective defense tricks and set plays before we split into teams and played a couple of shortened games against the 'shooting' and 'mid court' groups teams.
We had lunch before going to do a bit of theory, which we all thought of as a relaxation session :).
We studied the concept of video analysis and we watched ourselves play, critising and critquing our performance. A visit from the physio taught us the tricks of the trade when it came to strapping and bracing any injuries.
To finish the day we had a recovery session with hot and cold showers allaround. It was a bit of a waste though as the number of girls far outweighed the number of showers meaning we had to wear our sports gear and buddy up. This lead to most of us just putting a shy leg under the water and not gaining any benefit from the contstant water temperature. That hurt, in the morning i could barely put my shoes on :(
We did a net fit session the next morning before we were put into new groups. As i chose umpiring asmy preferance i spent the next two hours memorising the harder rules before we put our knowledge to practise. We had to take tyrns umpiring the younger girls games! I ended up umpiring some of Jordy's games!
To reward us for two days of solid effort, both Bianca Chatfield and Geva Mentor came to give us a talk and answer any questions we had. We were then given goody bags full of awesome stuff before we had photos with the girls, got them to sign anything we wanted, and said our goodbyes!!
Overall i am grateful of this opportunity and would love to do it again!'