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Welcome New Vice Presidents!
New Member - PA Netball Assn
National Championships
Member Benefits
Coaches and Umpires Get Ready!
Teaching Netball
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Netball 2011 is off to a great start with coaching clinics, exams and umpiring tests all locked and loaded.  This is the year of teaching America about Netball.  We have great education initiatives planned, be sure to get involved - check out the calendar.

 

Wondering which charity you'll volunteer for this year?  Volunteer right here to help educate the youth, work with special needs athletes, or be on the floor in front of 14,000 WNBA fans.

 

Make sure you also have these key events in your calendar. Purchase tickets, volunteer or sign up for trials today: 

 

WNBA NETBALL SHOWCASES:

 

NY Liberty: Prudential Center on Saturday July 30th, 5.30pm.  

Click here for event flyer.

 

WNBA LA Sparks: Staples Center on Saturday September 10th, 5.00pm.  Click here for event flyer.

 

Don't forget, trials are open for the West and East Coast representative teams.  Sign up  today!   

   

Happy Playing!

 

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Sonya Ottaway, President, Netball America

e/mail - president@netballamerica.com 

WELCOME TO THE NEW VICE PRESIDENTS

BENNETT PODOLSKY, VP OF PROGRAM OPERATIONS - EAST COAST

Bennett

 

Hailing from Maryland, Benett has gone from coaching basketball and working in orphanages in Kenya and Nepal to being commended for his ability to research and report findings by a presiding judge of the Washington D.C. Superior Court.  Bennett is now studying Law at American University's Washington College of Law and is looking forward to taking our East Coast Programs to the next level!  more.... 
                
MARIZEL "RIZ" BORJA, VP OF PROGRAM OPERATIONS - WEST COAST
 Riz
Riz will make up the other half of the operations dream team - both Riz and Bennett are tasked with managing the production of Netball America's professional and amateur sporting events and  ensuring our teachers, fundraisers and other programs run smoothly. Rizs' background includes a variety of event production and design accomplishments, including events such as Comic-Con, Athletic Business Conference and much, much more... 

 

MELISSA KING, VP OF COACHING

 Melissa

Based in Florida, Melissa's extensive coaching and managerial experience spans 17 years and includes both junior and senior representative teams.  Melissa is excited at being able to work with top coaches around the globe to be able to offer growth opportunities to coaches and players within the Americas.  more....
WELCOME TO THE PENNSYLVANIA NETBALL ASSOCIATION!   
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Interested in playing Netball in Philadelphia or anywhere else in the Liberty Bell State?  Email us now and Stacy-Ann will take care of you!  Stay tuned for further information on demonstrations and clinics in this area.
 
NETBALL AMERICA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Kwik KopyUPDATE ON MEMBER BENEFITS   

Need new uniforms?  We can help. New bibs? Yeah we have them too.  How about some netballs? Check.  Posts?  Double check.  We have secured deals with national suppliers.  Need printing?  Check out our national printing supplier.

Don't forget you can save on those hefty premiums you are paying and be covered under our national netball insurance policy for just $16. - Contact us if you are interested. 
COACHES AND UMPIRES GET READY!

Join us for a coaching and umpiring clinic on Saturday July 30th in NY and Saturday September 10th in LA.  This is the first step towards attaining a national coaching or umpiring accreditation.    Applications to attend will open soon. 

Afterwards, grab some lunch then head to the Prudential Center / Staples Center for our showcases with the WNBA.  Tickets are on sale here - get in quick!!  


Registration is open here for umpire theory exams being held between May 22 - 29 and October 9 - October 16.  Check out our calendar for practical exams being held throughout the country. 
KEY TOURNAMENTS
  • Good luck to our North Shore Netball Club who are competing in the Hawaii tournament later this month!
  • Please support these awesome clubs in their upcoming tournaments. Further information is available on our calendar 
    • Emerald City 3rd Annual ANZAC day tournament, Seattle - April 23
    • San Francisco Open Tournament - May 7
    • Crusaders Club Annual Rally, Brooklyn - May 14
    • San Diego Fun in the Sun Tournament - June 4   
    • LA LA Land, LA - September 11th 
    • Netball America Nationals, Nashville, TN - November 5th
If you'd like to participate in any of these tournaments but not part of a team yet, please let us know and we'll put you with a team!
TEACHING NETBALL - The Game & The SpiritSan Diego Volunteers
Ros and Carl Lewis

VP of Education Ros Day with Olympian Carl Lewis

Netball America was proud to have the
privilege of partnering with the National Physical Education Teachers Assn. during their annual conference in San Diego.  Volunteers enjoyed introducing the game to teachers across the nation.  Participants got to hear from New Orleans Saints Drew Brees and chat with former Olympians Carl Lewis & Rafer Johnson about Netball.
 
A big thanks to the volunteers over the 3 days: Roz Day, Riz Borja, Kelli McShane, Barbara Woods, & Tanya Jewell who joined Sonya for the event.
Happy Playing!