Develop your skills while having fun

The Hospital Research Foundation Group Adelaide Thunderbirds School Holidays Clinics are back! The clinics provide budding netballers with an exciting chance to develop their skills and learn from their netball heroes, the Adelaide Thunderbirds athletes.

These interactive clinics vary depending on the age and skills and aim to cover all aspects of the game, including attacking, defending, shooting, ball handling, footwork and match play practice. Best of all, it’s a great way to make new friends and be part of this fun and inclusive environment.

If you’ve come to one of our clinics before, make sure you register again! Every school holiday clinic offers something different to help netballers walk away with new skills each time. 

In 2024, we are trialing a new format for our clinics in response to past participant feedback. The new structure is designed to better tailor each clinic to a range of skillsets and backgrounds.

All participants receive a 10% discount on Adelaide Thunderbirds Supporter Memberships for 2024.

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Registrations close Wednesday 10th January 2024

School Holiday Clinics FAQS

Registration may be refunded as follows 

Notification of withdrawal in writing less than 5 days prior to the clinic = Full refund (not including PlayHQ registration fee)
Notification of withdrawal in writing less than 3 days prior to the clinic = 50% refund (not including PlayHQ registration fee)
Notification of withdrawal in writing less than 1 day prior to the clinic = No refund (not including PlayHQ registration fee)

Sickness 

If a participant has cold or flu symptoms, we encourage you to use your best judgement and withdraw them if necessary. If you are monitoring the participant’s sickness in the lead up to the clinic and are unsure what to do, please send an email to joshua.deheus@netballsa.asn.au

Special circumstance 

Withdrawals in extenuating circumstances will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Beginner 

Focuses on LEARNING the core skills via modified games and skill activities. This clinic is for those participants that have no prior experience in netball or are currently enrolled in Woolworths NetSetGO. This clinic will be delivered by NSA Community Coaches who have a Foundation Coaching Accreditation or higher. 

Foundation  

Focuses on PRACTICING the core skills via modified games and skill activities. This clinic is for those participants that have played a minimum of 1 season at their school or club. This clinic will be delivered by NSA Community Coaches who have a Foundation Coaching Accreditation or higher. 

Development 

Focuses on BUILDING on the core skills that have been LEARNT and PRACTICED via specific netball skills, drills, and strategy. This clinic is for those participants who have played for a club or school for five seasons or more (3 years equivalent). This clinic will be delivered by NSA Community Coaches who have a Development Coaching Accreditation or higher. 

Specialist 

This clinic focuses on a SPECIALIST POSITION within netball and is for those netballers who want to take their game to the next level. They must be 13 years and older to qualify. Choose from Shooter, Mid-Court, or Defender. This clinic will be delivered by NSA Premier League coaches (League or Reserves level) who have an Intermediate Coaching Accreditation or higher. 

First Nations Clinic  

This clinic is for those who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and focuses on LEARNING and PRACTICING the core skills via modified games and skill activities. This clinic will be delivered by NSA Community Coaches who have a Foundation Coaching Accreditation or higher. 

Inclusive Abilities Clinic 

This clinic is for those who identify as living with a disability (either physical or intellectual) and focuses on LEARNING and PRACTICING the core skills via modified games and skill activities. This clinic will be delivered by NSA Community Coaches who have a Foundation Coaching

Beginner: Participants new to netball (no prior experience or currently enrolled in NetSetGO) 

Foundation: Participants who have played a minimum of 1 season at school or club 

Development Clinic: Participants who have played for a club/school for 5 seasons or more (3 years equivalent) 

Specialist Clinic: Participants 13 years and over and who have played netball for a club/school for 5 years or more 

First Nations Clinic: Participants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 

Inclusive Abilities Clinic: For participants who identify as having a physical or intellectual disability 

Feedback was analysed from surveys sent out at the conclusion of each clinic in 2023 and the general consensus was that participants wanted longer sessions, more challenging content, clinics based on skill level and netball experience rather than age, smaller groups, and Specialist Clinics for the older age group. 

The clinics will be delivered at Netball SA Stadium – 155 Railway Tce, Mile End, SA. 

We will endeavor to have an Adelaide Thunderbirds player attend each clinic. 

You can register via the PlayHQ link listed below. 

Yes. The Adelaide Thunderbirds School Holiday Clinics meet the eligibility criteria, so participants will be able to register using their Sports Voucher. 

Participants are welcome to register for multiple sessions, however they must meet the specific criteria for that clinic.  

No. 

No. Registration will need to be completed individually for each participant. 

Yes. There will be an option during registration where you can select YES to this option and then list up to two friends for the participant to be grouped with. 

Yes. However, this is different for each clinic. See below for an outline: 

- Beginner: 48 participants (12 per group) 

- Foundation: 48 participants (12 per group) 

- Development 4hr: 60 participants (10 per group) 

- Development 5hr: 80 participants (10 per group) 

- Specialist: 45 participants (15 per position) 

- First Nations Clinic: 96 participants (12 per group) 

- Inclusive All Abilities: 10 participants (5 per group) 

This is to ensure a quality and safe experience for all participants. 

All participants will receive a welcome email in the week prior to their first session confirming any program-specific information. 

Participants should bring a drink bottle for during rotations and a snack for breaks. They should also wear attire appropriate for physical activity and netball/running shoes. 

Personal items must be clearly labelled. Netball SA will not be held responsible for lost or misplaced equipment. 

Yes. Across each clinic, participants will receive: 

- The Hospital Research Foundation Group Drawstring Bag 

- Adelaide Thunderbirds School Holiday Clinics Branded Drink Bottle 

- Adelaide Thunderbirds Poster 

They will also receive ONE of the following: 

- Adelaide Thunderbirds School Holiday Clinics Branded Squishy Ball 

- Adelaide Thunderbirds School Holiday Clinics Branded Sunglasses 

- Adelaide Thunderbirds School Holiday Clinics Branded Slap Band 

The Hospital Research Foundation Group Activity Booklet 

Netball SA accredited Community Coaches will be coaching and supervising participants throughout the clinic.  

Beginner – 1:12 

Foundation – 1:12 

Development – 1:10 

Specialist – 1:15 

First Nations – 1:12 

Inclusive Abilities – 1:5 

No. Once your child is checked in with their coach, parents and guardians are welcome to leave and return 10-15 minutes prior to the end of the session. 

The clinics will be delivered indoors at Netball SA Stadium. 

Clinics will run anywhere between 2.5 hours and 6 hours. Please read the details of the specific clinic that you wish to register for. 

Yes. There will be breaks during the clinics which will be between 10-30 minutes. Please read the welcome email regarding the specific details of your clinic which is sent a week prior to clinic commencement. 

We have designed a wide variety of clinics for various participant needs and abilities and by doing this, have hopefully made your job easier when deciding what clinic to choose. If you do need assistance with this or would like to discuss further, please contact Participation Coordinator, Josh de Heus, on 8238 0512 or at joshua.deheus@netballsa.asn.au  

Participants will be grouped via age upon registration, so while the clinic is based off netball experience and skill level, there will still be age categories within each clinic. 

We understand that there may be situations like this that will arise and are happy to assess on a case-by-case basis. If you encounter this issue, please contact Participation Coordinator, Josh de Heus, on 8238 0512 or at joshua.deheus@netballsa.asn.au  

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