NETBALL STRENGTH ACADEMY

10 Week Strength and Conditioning Program!

Performance Coaching for Young Netball Athletes Wanting to Take Their Game to the Next Level. 

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TESTIMONIALS

"Mandy is extremely professional and knowledgeable and is very approachable for everyone within our club and region. Having Mandy as our S&C coordinator has been crucial to our success as a club. All of our athletes benefit dramatically from having her and her programs assisting their development!"

Karly - West Coast Warriors Head Coach 2015-17
I really can't believe how much I have seen myself improve in my fitness and netball skills ,and the girls really encourage each other to hit our goals. It is really great to see us all getting stronger each week, and the way that it is run, we are ready for every new level before we do it!

Hannah - Netball Athlete

THE IMPORTANCE OF STRENGTH FOR YOUR GAME

MORE TIME ON THE COURT

Sitting on the sidelines while you’re teammates are on the court can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening no matter what stage you’re at in your netball career. The Netball Academy Program, is designed to help your kids play as often as they want, without pain, and helping them avoid injury so they don’t spend their time sitting on the sidelines. 

REDUCED VISITS TO THE MEDICOS

There is nothing more frustrating than sitting in a doctors office or having back-to-back appointments with physios, OT’s or chiropractors to deal with niggling or severe injuries caused by playing Netball. Not only does it take up a lot of time, it also hurts the hip pocket! Our program is designed to keep you out of the doctor’s office by providing your child with the strength and agility to help avoid injury.

PERFORMING TO TRUE POTENTIAL

The reason they play… Whether it’s for fun, to be a part of a team, or to be the best on court, our program is designed to help your child reach their full potential. It’s designed to help them play injury free, jump higher, have fun, run faster and help them reach their goals, whatever that may be for them. 

FROM OUR NETBALL ATHLETES

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At our MH Performance Facility
3/1 Irwin Road Wangara

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Why Was the Netball Academy Developed?

There’s something pretty amazing about playing netball. It’s something that we grow up with at primary and secondary school and it’s a favourite weekend sport for kids throughout the country! It teaches us about being a team player, how to be committed and teaches us more life lessons than we sometimes care to admit, and at the end of the day, running out onto that court with a group of friends - is fun, plain and simple! 

It’s a game I love, and it’s a game that I was so passionate about, that I did my entire thesis around it! 
What never ceases to amaze me though, is the number of twenty and thirty plus year olds I talk to about loving the sport “back in the day”, but having to give it up – all because of injury. 

I talk to school age kids as young as 12 and as ‘old’ as 17 who want to play netball at school or competitively but they’re stuck on the sidelines nursing an injury…that could have been prevented, if they just had the knowledge and the training to avoid it...


+ PLUS, it was designed to give them the skills, strength and agility to help them not only avoid injury but also help them perform at their best


Our Goals for the Netball Academy are fuelled by two things:

1. The financial burden of injury for netballers, whether it’s visiting a physio or chiro or whether you have to go down the path of surgery or rehabilitation (Did you know the average cost of an ACL rupture is $18,000 - $25,000 after costs of rehabilitation? Woo – I know, it’s a lot)

2. The emotional burden that kids and netballers experience when they’re stuck on the sidelines, and can’t play a game they love with their friends and teammates. This can leave them feeling frustrated, disheartened and disappointed that they’re being left out and not able to reach the goals they set.

Number two is our biggest driver by far as we don’t want to see anyone sitting on the sidelines or giving up a sport they love…
…but we can’t ignore the financial costs associated with netball injuries either, so that’s definitely a driver for our program too, so that you don’t get stuck with a hefty medical bill. 

What Can You Expect When Your Child Joins The Netball Academy?

  Specific strength and conditioning program based on your individual movement screening results to decrease muscular imbalances, improve your strength, speed and power, alleviate ankle and knee pain and decrease overall injury risk. 

 Two group strength and conditioning sessions per week

  To be apart of a strong community of netball athletes striving for excellence

WHO IS RUNNING THE NETBALL ACADEMY?

MANDY HOPPER

  • Master of Science (Sport Science) 
  • ​Thesis Title - Reducing Biomechanical Risk Factors Associated with Injury and Improving Performance in 11-14-Year-Old Netball Athletes
  • ​Sports Nutritionist (Sport Nutrition Australia)
  • Specialist Netball Strength & Conditioning Coach 
  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of WANL West Coast Warriors  2015 - Current
  • ​Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Joondalup Netball Association Metro Teams 2019 - Current
  • ​Strength & Conditioning Coach Butler College Year 7-10 Netball Classes 2017 - Current
  • ​Strength & Conditioning Coach Darling Range Sport College High Performance Netball Team - 2020
  • Western Region Academy of Sport Strength and Conditioning Internship 2012-13
  • ​Completed 10 S&C Certificates
  • ​S&C Coach for Academy Level Netball Team (16 Months) 2012-13
  • NSCA Strength of America Award - Awarded to the Academy for the Best S&C Program Administered to High School Athletes in the World 2012-13

The Gym

This Program is Designed to Help Your Child Be Their Best, Avoid Injury and Spend More Time on the Court Playing a Game They Love...

FAQ'S

My A's to Your Q's

What days of the week are the strength and conditioning sessions?
We have sessions running Monday and Wednesday morning, and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and evening. We keep the sessions at no more then 10-12 athletes to ensure they are getting one on one attention. Sessions to book up quickly so if you are in need of a certain time, make sure you get in quick!
Will the program fit into your already busy netball sessions?
This will depend on the days and times your netball club trains and plays, and any other sporting commitments your daughter may have. We have numerous time slots available over 4 days so it shouldn't be an issue for your daughter to work around netball to fit these sessions in!
What age group is this best designed for?
The Netball Academy is best suited to netball athletes aged 12-18 years. Although, we do have girls as young as 10 and 11 in the program. If your daughter is aged 10 or 11 and wanting to participate, please book in time for a consultation so we can discuss her specific situation and if the program would be suited to her.
Is my daughter doing too much? Will this overload them even more?
Our strength sessions are not designed to fatigue and overload the athlete. Our goal is to support and faciliate their netball training and competition, NOT take away from it. We monitor our athletes in session closely along with talking to them about how they are feeling and how they are going. If there is any issues we will modify the session accordingly and prescribe recovery protocols to prevent overtraining and allow then to perform at their best.
Can I book in a consultation session or book straight in online?
Either! If you are unsure if this program would suit your daughter or if it will be feasible with her busy netball schedule, click the button below, enter your details and someone from our team will be in contact with you as soon as possible for further discussion regarding the program! If you would prefer to go straight through and reserve your slot, you can do this also once you've registered your interest!
I signed up to the 10-week netball S&C program to gain strength and fitness to improve my netball game 
 
Since starting the program I have noticed my fitness level has really improved. I have gone from only playing GK to playing equal amounts of GD 
 
My favourite thing about the program is the personalised advice we get from both Mandy and Naomi 
 
I love the support and the friendliness of everyone. I love going! 
Scarlett O’Niell, Netballer 
Mandy and Naomi and just incredible, loving, caring and wonderful role models for the girls. They treat each of their girls the same and spend so much time getting to know each and every one of their personalities right down to their little quirks 
 
They work around all the girls’ moods, lives and temperaments. They have created the most amazing fun, caring and safe environment so all the girls love going to see them, work hard while are there and keep coming back. Caitlin loves them and looks up to them as if they are her big sisters 
 
Caitlin sustained a major injury last semester and Mandy and Naomi were instantly there picking up the pieces 
 
They stood by her and never let what happened get her down. All their support has seen her thrive in her rehab. They have worked tirelessly with Caitlin, myself and her physio to manage her rehab and alter her program accordingly so she can achieve the goals she has set for herself 
 
So far she has outreached each milestone faster than we imagined and that is down to the hard work and dedication Mandy and Naomi have for each of their girls" 
Marina Heath, Netball Mum 
I signed up for the this program to improve my strength on court, prevent injuries and to strengthen my knees because I suffer from osgood schlatters 
 
Since I have been in the program my vertical jump has improved, I am lifting heavier weights and I have increased muscle in my arms and legs. I also feel stronger through my core. My knees have not been anywhere near as sore this netball season compared to last year 
 
I really enjoy going to the gym and pushing myself with heavier weights every week. I have seen an improvement in my netball, especially in my rebounding
Amalia Dunne, Netballer 

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