We have added 3 Player Development Programmes to our Severn Stars Player Journey. These PDPs will be based one in the north, one central and one south of our franchise region. Our PDPs will be U18. These will provide an opportunity for players who may not have made the U19/U17 squads to be supported for another year or talented athletes that want to train and play at a higher level.
From our PDPs, we will select a U18 development squad who will train once a month and play against other franchises. Our PDPs will also provide the opportunity for talented U15s (following conversations with County U15 PDPs) to join the England Netball pathway to enable them to be selected for the U15 SS School Game Squad
(Must be born 2006 – 2010)
Kings College Worcester
(must be born 2006 to 2010 or sooner)
NPL Under 17: Must be aged under 17 to over 14 on 31st December (ie for the 23/24 Season), players must have a date of birth of 2007 to 2009. Any athlete aged 14 or under will only be eligible to compete if they are signed off by the English Netball Performance department.
Wednesdays or Fridays (depending on PDP)
3/4 hours a week.
Venies and times depending on PDP.
Programme runs 3/10/23 to June '24.
Friendly matches against other franchises -ad-hoc
Regular matches against Stars PDPs and NPCs.
NPL tournament trials will take place later in the year.
|Provided as part of the programme|
Performance coach led session (minimum level 2 coach)
Opportunities for players to train with NPL sqauds (if selected).
Strength & Conditioning
Strength and conditioning in specialist s&c facilities.
Match play against other franchise PDPs
PDP educational days including off court support sessions.
Bespoke training kit to purchase.
Invitation to season launch and End of Season Awards