All players must attend both grading sessions to provide the best possible opportunity to place players in appropriate teams. If you are unable to attend either session or if any Cadet-aged players are planning on playing in an Opens team please please advise Tina Tritton (KP Registrar) or Margot Davis / Rosie Dahdah (KP Grading Convenors) as soon as possible.
Please wear appropriate clothing and bring water. ON THE DAY please arrive at courts 15 minutes EARLIER than stated time for administration and warm-up. Promptness will ensure all players have maximum court time for grading.
All teams at Kissing Point Netball are graded for winter comp and ungraded for spring comp. The responsibility of grading is taken very seriously with a number of formal steps in place to get the best possible outcome for each individual, for the team as a whole and for the club overall. What makes it so difficult – especially in relation to younger, developing players – is that things can change from one season to the next … skills develop, bodies grow, new players come or others move on, fitness and strength develops, concentration focuses, interest waxes or wanes, it all just clicks … or not! In relation to all grades below the Opens, our grading convenor:
- Confers with coaches at the end of winter for feedback, primarily relating to the players’ grading for the season – was it correct, too high or too low?
- Joins with experienced netball coaches and selectors who are independent of our club to assess players over one or perhaps two sessions at the start of the new year to prepare recommended team lists.
- Reviews the team lists with the members of the Club Executive.
I may not be the strongest
I may not be the fastest
But I’ll be damned if I’m not trying my hardest