2019 Talent Identified Player (TIP) Program

What is TIP?
The BNA TIP program is a specialized program that is designed to improve the overall playing standards of netball at the BNA including our representative teams. The TIP program operates during the Summer Season (October – Feb) each year and is aimed at players aged between 12-18 years (in 2020).  Players must nominate and then be selected to participate in the program.  Nomination alone is no guarantee of selection. The main purpose of the TIP program is to give development opportunities to players who will make themselves available for selection into a BNA representative team in 2020.

It is therefore important that parents and players understand the requirements of being part of the TIP program. All players who nominate and are successful in being selected in the TIP program are also required to nominate and trial for a Brisbane Netball Association 2020 representative team and play in a Rep team if selected.  TIP trials will be held in August 2019 and Rep Trials in February 2020.

TIP Coaching
During the TIP program, players are coached by experienced BNA representative coaches who will focus on mastering essential skills as well as furthering and extending skills to the next level.

TIP Training
Training during the TIP program will be high intensity (including weekly strength and conditioning work) and will prepare players for the next step into representative netball or provide further development for players who have already played representative netball.

The training program includes specialist sessions, guest coaches, pool sessions and professional guests (ie psychologists, nutritionists etc).

The focus of the program is on player development through weekly training sessions which are held each Monday night.

In addition to training, players will be placed into a team that will compete in the BNA Summer Night 2019/20 competition. Players in TIP teams will generally play in a higher age-group or division than they would play in their club teams.

TIP Training times
Each Monday for two hours between 5.30pm-8.30pm (time will vary for each age group)
17 & 19yrs:
Each Monday from 4.45pm-5.30pm

TIP Fixtures
12-15yrs age group: Each Wednesday night from 9th October 2019 (draws allocated at start of season).  We discourage players from playing in a club AND a TIP team during the Summer Season due to game time clashes and the pressure this places on players.

17 & 19yrs: Players will participate in strength and conditioning training each Monday from 4.45pm-5.30pm, however no skills sessions. If sufficient nominations are received, 17 years players will also be selected to play in a TIP team in the Summer fixtures, which will commence on Wednesday 9th October 2019.

Nomination Fee  
$30.00 - This fee includes cost to nominate for 2019 TIP Trials as well as 2020 REP Team Trials.

$35.00 - Late Nomination Fee
TIP Trial Nominations close Saturday 3rd August 2019.

Season Cost for TIP Program
12-15 year players - $300

17 year players - $120 if S & C only, or $250 if playing in teams.

19 year players - $120 (S & C only)

TIP Uniform
If selected in a BNA TIP team, players must wear the BNA dress and BNA bike pants or plain black bike pants.  All players are required to wear a BNA training singlet on Monday nights. These will be available for purchase. Uniforms (dresses) are available for hire through our hire system. More details will be provided when the players selected in the program are announced.

All Season Costs must be paid in full no later than 9th October 2019

INFORMATION REGARDING 2020 REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS                                                  

You must be able to meet the commitments necessary of being selected into a 2020 Representative team if you intend on trialing for a position in the 2019/20 TIP program.

Click here to view more information regarding the 2020 Rep Season/requirements.

Whilst selection in the 2019 TIP program is not a guarantee of selection into a 2020 representative team, if you are selected in the TIP program you are required to trial and make yourself available for selection in a 2020 Rep team. When nominating online, you will need to confirm your understanding of the process and requirements for the TIP program 2019/20 and Representative requirements in 2020.


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