Coaching builds strategic thinking, confidence and leadership. Learning to coach will also develop communication and interpersonal skills. Coaches play a vital role in the community and in netball. As mentors, coaches have the ability to impart their knowledge of netball in a positive and enthusiastic manner. It’s these interactions that shape how participants feel about netball. Let’s develop your skills so you are the netball coach your players admire!

Ariels VCNA will provide training and feedback to help you start your coaching journey, and you will be paid $15 for each session you participate in. Note: The number of available junior coaching positions is dependent on NetSetGo program enrolments.


  • Minimum Age: 13
  • Submit a Junior Coach Application here
  • Complete the NV online foundation coach course. (Current cost $70) here
  • Complete the NetSetGo learning module (free) here

To access learning netball:

  1. Go to
  2. LOG IN: Don’t create a new account if you have completed courses previously.
  3. Either click Coaching Courses, type the course name in the search field, or use the links above.

2024 Program Details:


5-6 year olds

Net is for 5 to 6 year olds and teaches fundamental motor skills through activities and games.


7-8 year olds

Set is for 7 to 8 year olds and focuses on refining fundamental motor skills and introducing modified match play.


9-10 year olds

Go is for 9 to 10 year olds and focuses on developing natural specific skills through modified match play.

Term 3:

Net and Set

  • Dates: Friday 2nd August to Friday 13th September
  • 7 sessions, held weekly.
  • Time: 4:30-5:15PM
  • Location: Fairlea Reserve Netball Complex, Cnr Fairlea & Yarra Bend Roads, Fairfield VIC 3078

Term 4:

Net and Set

  • Dates: Friday 11th October to Friday 6th December. (No session 1st November)
  • 7 sessions, held weekly.
  • Time: 4:30-5:15PM
  • Location: Fairlea Reserve Netball Complex, Cnr Fairlea & Yarra Bend Roads, Fairfield VIC 3078

Coaching NetSetGo is a great way to start your coaching journey because:

  • The program is fun & non-competitive.
  • There is no pressure because the children want to learn and have fun while you are working on your coaching skills.
  • It’s a social environment with many children participating, good coach to participant ratios, and your head coach to guide you.
  • All sessions are clearly structured and provided to each coach at the start of the program.
  • The coaches briefing before each session will teach the main points of each session before the program commences.
  • Learn how to structure a training session, observe and correct faults.
  • You are not on your own. There will be a court supervisor, head coach and other junior coaches at each session.
  • Our NetSetGo coach will mentor junior coaches.
  • All equipment is provided by Ariels VCNA.
Personal Development
  • Gain self-confidence and leadership skills.
  • Improve communication skills to suit different learning styles.
  • Learn to be a positive role model. Children never forget their first awesome coach!

Key Principles for Junior Coaches:

  • Ice and First Aid supplies available from office.
  • All children should have a drink bottle and wear a hat.
  • All coaches to read and prepare for the session before arriving to coach.
  • Group coaches to explain drills, while junior coaches set up the equipment.
  • Maintain momentum so children do not become distracted or lose focus.
  • Do not allow children to form their own groups to avoid shy children missing out.
  • Never exclude anyone from the group.
  • Try to mix & match so everyone gets to know each other.
  • Give everyone a fair go. Make sure shy and less skilful children get opportunities.Always;
    • Rotate members when forming groups.
    • Rotate playing positions.
    • Rotate leadership roles.
  • Keep it positive!
  • Short, simple instructions are best!
  • Different children learn at different rates. You may have to explain something more than once and in different ways.
  • Positive feedback and encouragement always!
  • Praise good sportsmanship.
  • Make every child feel good about themselves; never put them down, or ridicule.
  • No negative comments such as “that was wrong!” or “that was terrible.” – It is better to correct the technique or ask “How could you have done that differently?”
  • Try and keep communication about the drill and participation.
  • No personal conversations between coaches in front of children.
  • Demonstrate the activity to provide an example.
  • Seek the advice of your head coach or court supervisor if a child is being disruptive.
  • Do not discipline children by sending them off the court.
  • Encourage parents (and siblings) to stand at the end of the court, not along side-lines or on the court.
  • If parents approach you, please ask them to wait until the end of the session.
  • If parents verbally abuse you or their child, report it immediately to your head coach or court supervisor.
  • If parents have a grievance, ask them to come to the office and complete a grievance form.
  • Never engage in arguments in front of children.