5. Trial Procedures and Team Selections 6. The Role of Selector and Coach during Trials 7. Trial Policies
5. Trial Procedures and Team Selections
5.1 Trials at HNC are conducted in a similar manner to that conducted by the Association, Region and Netball WA. This format is used, as it is the most efficient way to view all players fairly.

5.2 All players, both current and new, are re-graded each year to allow for individual player growth and development from one season to the next.

5.3 The Development Unit convenes trials. For each age group a coordinator will be appointed, these will be listed on the club website.

5.4 If a player is unable to attend a trial for what ever reason they must fill out the Trial Non-Attendance form no later than 2 hours prior to trial start time. Any other communication from players and/or parents should be directed to the relevant coordinator in the appropriate age group.

5.5 Players will be issued with a trial number. These will be available on the club website prior to trials commencing. Please check the website the day prior to trials commencing. New players trialing must use a RED marker pen, returning players must use a BLACK marker pen. Trial numbers must be written down the outside of each calf and must be at least 10cm high.

5.6 Players will rotate between the courts. This ensures that several selectors view them on each trial date.

5.7 Players need to be aware that some positions have significantly more players vying for positions than others. For example, a centre court player may receive less court time at trials than a circle defender or goal shooter. All players will still have ample opportunity to be seen by all selectors. Occasionally you will be required to play out of position; however we will have this noted on the selector’s grading forms.

5.8 Players are to wear a white shirt and black or navy netball skirt or sports shorts to all trial sessions. Appropriate netball shoes to be worn.

5.9 Players must also bring to trials;
  • Whistle (as may be required to umpire)
  • At least two water bottles (as the weather during trials is usually extremely hot)
  • Small healthy snack or a piece of fruit
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Jackets

PLEASE NOTE: When trialling for Association, Region, State League or State teams the Hamersley Netball Club uniform is NOT to be worn.
6. The Role of Selector and Coach during Trials
6.1 While the roles of the two are similar, it is important to understand the differences. While the coach is often appointed first, in many cases teams are selected before a coach has been appointed. Where possible we combine the selector with our appointed HNC coach.

6.2 The Selector
  • 6.2.1 Attend trials and grade players under the direction of the Development Unit.
  • 6.2.2 Work collaboratively with fellow selectors, grading coordinators, team coaches, and Development Unit to ensure teams are well balanced position, age and ability wise.
  • 6.2.3 Remain neutral, confidential and transparent in the grading process.

PLEASE NOTE: Parent coaches cannot select for their own child’s age group.
7. Trial Policies
7.1 Players must endeavour to attend all trials. The first trial is compulsory for new players, we are unable to accept registrations for new players that cannot attend the first trial. If two consecutive trials are missed, players cannot be guaranteed a position at the club for that particular season. This policy is for existing members and “new player trial” players.

7.2 Trial Fees
  • 7.2.1 New players to the club must pay a $100 “new player trial” fee. Once placed in a team, the $100 will be applied towards full registration fees.
  • 7.2.2 Existing Players must pay full fees in accordance with registration process to be eligible to trail.

7.3 Released Players
  • 7.3.1 If the club is unable to place a player in a team all monies paid will be refunded.
  • 7.3.2 Assistance will be given to players in finding a new club if requested.

7.4 Players Withdrawing
  • 7.4.1 If a player withdraws during the trialing process or once the teams have been announced a $100 administration fee will be retained by the club. Any remaining fees paid will be refunded.

7.5 Number of players per team
  • 7.5.1 Teams may consist of up to ten players. This allows for coach flexibility and player availability.
  • 7.5.2 When teams consist of State League or State Representatives, it may be necessary to have more than 10 players.

7.6 Financial Payments Policy
  • 7.6.1 All fees and monies must be paid by the due date specified by HNC during registration process.
  • 7.6.2 Contact may be made to the Registrar if a payment plan for fees is required.