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Member Spotlight
Rep Trials
Member Spotlight
Rep Trials
Member Spotlight
Rep Trials

The first quarter of 2010 has seen Netball America make some huge strides with exposure to 6,000 teachers and coaches at the AAHPERD conference in Indiana, 35,000 attendees at the Rugby 7's tournament in Vegas and having Netball make its debut at the NBA.

In addition, Netball America is excited to congratulate the successful East and West Coast trialists who will take the floor at the Staples Center and Madison Square Garden events. The competition was tough and it was great to see such a good turnout for both events!

The countdown is on for the opening night of the WNBA NY Liberty and Netball showcase at Madison Square Garden  This is a huge feat for the game with 14,000 sets of eyes on the game.

Netball America is now tasked with getting as many of you and your supporters to the events. To offer a little incentive we have teamed up with the folks from Madison Square Garden to offer exciting prizes, including a Madison VIP experience as a prize for the club who sells the most tickets for the May 16th event. The competition will run until April 30 and keep an eye on the website / face book page for competition leaders.

As always, we are consistently looking for new ideas for this newsletter and any volunteers who want to help spread the word about Netball - please, drop us a line if you have an hour to spare or have any suggestions.

Happy Playing!

Sonya Ottaway, President, Netball America
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Senators Netball Club (Brooklyn), New Horizon Sports Netball Club (Connecticut) and the North Shore Netball Club (Hawaii).  Netball America organized for the North Shore Netball Club to participate in the Hawaii tournament on Monday - congratulations on your first team tournament! 

Spread the
love - forward this email to your Netball friends and encourage them to join today.
2010 West and East Coast Representative Teams Selected!
Thanks to everyone who assisted with recent West Coast and East Coast Trials. Also, thank you to Matt Cohen from the NY Liberty for stopping by, talking to players and presenting the gifts to successful trialists. Please click here to see the Netball America West Coast Lightning and East Coast Jaguars representative teams as well as players selected for the shorter demo games.

For representative team training dates refer to the calendar.

The West Coast team just participated at the NBA LA Clippers vs NY Knicks game on Sunday - thanks to all those players and volunteers and a full update will be included in next months newsletter.

Netball America has worked hard to establish the partnership with the NBA and WNBA. We are grateful to be given the opportunity to shine the spotlight on some of the country's top Netball players to demonstrate how the game is played, recruit American players, and raise the profile of Netball in America.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Send out flyers to your friends, family and co-workers; encourage these people to attend the events. Those unable to attend the events are asked to make a tax deductible donation enabling Netball America to invite kids from local schools, PE teachers and other local officials, with the aim of getting Netball into schools. For the Madison Square Garden event we are sponsoring the George Washington Carver High School - Springfield Gardens High School Campus. Thanks to Crusaders Netball Club
for working with us to identify this school.

Lend us your Facebook page for a day - but updating your profile to promote the Madison Square Garden event. Also help us identify potential sponsors who will have exposure to over 30,000 highly affluent basketball fans. You can also volunteer on the organizing committee or on the day of the event.

For the club / person that sells the most tickets to the WNBA Game in New York we have the following prize packages:

100 tickets
- 2 VIP passes
- 4 meal tickets
- Liberty premium autographed gift - (autographed teamed signed t-shirt)

200 tickets
- 3 VIP passes
- 10 meal tickets
- Liberty super premium autographed gift - (autographed teamed signed basketball)

350 tickets
- 4 VIP passes

- 20 meal tickets
- NY Knicks premium autographed gift

450 tickets

- 6 VIP passes
- 40 meal tickets
- MSG premium gift - a pair of tickets to an upcoming Rangers/Knicks/Liberty in the Madison catered suite (based on availability)

Purchase your tickets today by clicking here.
New York Travel Deals:
Flights: Save time and take a look at to search for the best deals on flights.  This site searches all of the airlines' sites as well as other search engines like expedia, orbitz and travelocity.

Hotels: Do New York in style!  While you are in town for the Netball Showcase at Madison Square Garden you can have the corporate rate when you stay at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers centrally located  corporate rate for our Madison Square Garden event. Please click here to make a reservation today. Alternatively, call 1888-627-7067 and use the code 'Netball America' to also take advantage of this rate.

Crusaders 20th Anniversary tournament
If you're attending and want to stay out of the city another alternative is: The Hampton Inn, 144-10 135 Ave, Jamaica, NY 11436, (718) 322-7500 
Reservations Deadline - May 1st.
Reservation Code:  Crusaders Sports ClubSpecial Rate:  $69/night ** RATE INCLUDES**HOT BREAKFAST BAR, PARKING, SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM JFK AIRPORT

Netball America and the National Association of Sport and Physical Education
Netball Akidsmerica has partnered with NASPE to help get Netbakidsll into schools around the country. Read about Netball America's visit and demonstration at the National PE Teachers conference in Indiana here. Stay tuned as we'll be updating you on this effort and will need your assistance to help roll out these school programs. Netball America also had an opportunity to explain Netball to Carl Lewis (yes the holder of 10 Olympic medals and 10 World Championship medals). 
Netball America and the International Rugby 7's
This event attracted a crowd of over 35,000 people and resulted in new Netball America members for our local clubs and new member teams in new States. We are still distributing those contacts out to clubs, so we ask that you to reach out to these new members once you receive their contact details from us.

A big thank you to those you helped out over the weekend. - Marcie & Bob Anderson, Steve Anderson, Nat Cuvelier, Carey Dunlop, Jo O'Key, Sonya Ottaway, Laverne Patane, and Juhne Tuilaucala. Also it was great to see Nicola (Calgary Cowgirls), Kirsten (Waves) and De-Anne (Emerald City) stop by the booth. Also the Honorable Chris De Cure, Australian Consul General - LA came by and assisted the kids shooting hoops.

UMPIRING TIPS by Prue Plummer-D'Amatokids
In 1996 Prue was awarded the All Australia (AA) umpiring award, then the IFNA Umpires Award in 1998.  The IFNA Umpiring Award was endorsed in 2001.

Setting Penalties
When penalizing an infringement:
  • Blow the whistle
  • State the infringement (and the infringer for major infringements) and use a hand signal
  • State the penalty being awarded (Penalty Pass, Penalty Pass or Shot, Free Pass, Throw In, Toss Up)
  • State who the penalty is being awarded to (Note: penalties are awarded to a TEAM, not a player)
  • State (and indicated) where the penalty is to be taken
Happy Playing!