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2019 Netball Term 1

Year 1-2

Saturday, 16 February - Fun Day

Saturday, 22 February to Saturday, 6 April - regular Mother Earth sessions. 10.00 am to 10.45 am or 11am to 11.45am to be confirmed after registration.


Year 3-4

Saturday, 16 February to Saturday, 30 March - regular Mother Earth sessions

Saturday, 6 April - Festival Day. 12.15 pm to 1.15 pm or 1.30pm to 2.30pmwill be confirmed after registration.


Complete the registration form by Friday 8 February


Year 1&2 Programme

Year 1 & 2's play a simplified version of the game (4 v 4) on one third of a netball court using a 20cm textured-surface ball and a 2.1m hula hoop goal. Players from year 1 and year 2 can be mixed within teams. Girls and boys can both play. There are no set positions. MK will provide all resources for the programme, including Junior Co-ordinators to lead the programme, and all equipment (including balls and bibs).

Each weekly session is 45 minutes long and incorporates both a skill development period and a game of two x 8 minute halves. There are four players from each team on the court. Teams may use rolling substitutions at any time during the game.

Each team registration must be accompanied by at least one Star Helper registration. On Game Day (Saturday), Star Helpers supervise a small group of children under the guidance of the Junior Co-ordinator (provided by MK). Star Helpers need to attend a Mother Earth futureFERNS training course and be available on Game Day. There is no umpire, but a Junior Co-ordinator or a Star Helper is allowed onto the court to assist and support players during the game.


Year 3 & 4 Programme

Year 3 & 4's play a modified version of the game (5 v 5) over two thirds of a netball court using a size 4 netball and 2.6 metre goals. A portable goal will be used at one end. Girls and boys can play. Positions are 2 x Attacker, 2 x Defender, 1 x Centre, with the court split into halves. MK will provide all resources for the programme, including Junior Co-ordinators to lead the programme, and all equipment (including balls and bibs).

Each weekly session is 60 minutes long and incorporates both a skill development period and a game of approximately 4 x 6 minute quarters. There are five players from each team on the court. Teams may use rolling substitutions at any time during the game.

If there are more than 16 teams, two rounds will be necessary. Once registrations are complete, we will confirm the game times.

Each team registration must be accompanied by at least one Year 3/4 Coach registration. On Game Day (Saturday), Coaches supervise a small group of children under the guidance of the Junior Co-ordinator (provided by MK). Coaches need to attend a Mother Earth futureFERNS training course and be available on Game Day. There is no umpire, but a Junior Co-ordinator or Coach is allowed onto the court to assist and support players during the game.


MOTU KAIRANGI NETBALL CODES OF CONDUCT (revised 1/5/18)

Motu Kairangi Netball is all about kids having fun and being part of a team. We are accepting of everyone who plays, no matter what ethnic background or netball ability. Motu Kairangi will not tolerate any unforgiving language or physical abuse towards an umpire, a coach, a parent or more importantly the children playing the game. It is up to the whole community to make sure this is upheld at all times.

We embrace every culture and we are there for the children's enjoyment of the game, and the enthusiasm they bring to it. We are all there to help encourage and teach them the very best skills for their future.

All involved at Motu Kairangi Netball are expected to follow the spirit and ethics of the Code of Conduct. Failure to do so can result in person(s) being asked to leave the courts.

Treaty of Waitangi Obligations and Partnership

  • Motu Kairangi Netball Association acknowledge and respect all three of New Zealand's official languages - Te Reo Māori, English and Sign as means of communication between tamariki and tamariki, tamariki and parents, parents and parents, coaches and players, players and players.
  • Motu Kairangi Netball Association will provide a safe environment for speakers of te reo māori.
  • Motu Kairangi Netball Association acknowledges and accepts all cultures that engage in Netball.

Racial Harassment Policy

  • Racial harassment is unlawful under the Human Rights Act 1993. It is a policy of MK to maintain an environment free from all forms of racial harassment or intimidation.
  • MK does not permit the use of language, visual material or physical behaviour that expresses hostility against or brings into contempt or ridicule any other person on the grounds of colour, race, ethnic or national origins of that person.
  • Anyone who is subjected to racial harassment or intimidation by a fellow player or adult should contact the MK Chair immediately.
  • All complaints of racial harassment will be promptly and confidentially investigated. Anyone who violates this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including being banned from the courts.

Players' Code of Behaviour

  • No chewing gum on court.
  • No swearing or bad language in the vicinity of the courts.
  • No playing around the sides or in between courts (including practice shooting on goal posts) while a game is in progress. Warm up area is on court 5 or on concrete area inside EBIS grounds.
  • Be a good sport. Cheer all players whether they are in your team or the other team.
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully, abuse or take advantage of another player.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of umpires, officials or other players, deliberately fouling or provoking an opponent and throwing equipment are not acceptable or permitted in any sport.
  • Play for the "fun of it" and not just to please parents and coaches.
  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an umpire. If you disagree, have your captain or coach approach the official during a break or after the game.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team's performance will benefit, and so will you.
  • Co-operate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  • Players cannot play for another school.
  • Players may not play lower than the grade (Year) they are registered in.
  • Players may only play for a higher team for a maximum of two games during the year and after that must remain playing in that higher grade if they play in a higher grade again.
  • Players must cover wounds if they are bleeding.
  • Avoid bad language, arguing with umpires or ridiculing anyone on court.

Coach and Managers' Code of Behaviour

  • Nurture your team's love of the sport and their appreciation of physical activity.
  • Ensure your players are ready to take the court at the required time (e.g. jewellery removed, fingernails cut, etc.)
  • Teach your players that rules of the game are mutual agreements which everyone should abide by.
  • Develop team respect of the ability of opponents as well as the judgment of officials and opposing coaches.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of umpires, officials or any player is not acceptable or permitted in any sport.
  • Umpires and officials are to be respected. If you have a concern with how a game is being umpired the coach may approach and clarify the rules with both umpires during a break or ask for the duty umpire to observe the game.
  • Be reasonable in your demands on young players' time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Avoid over-playing the talented players. The just average players need and deserve equal time.
  • Remember that children play for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of their motivation. Never ridicule or yell at the children for mistakes or losing a game.
  • The scheduling, intensity and length of practice times should take into consideration the maturity level of the children.
  • Follow the advice of a doctor when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence play.
  • Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed of sound coaching principles and the principles of growth and development of children.
  • If you need to use a substitute player, they must be from a team in the same or a lower grade. They may play for your team a maximum of two times. If they play for your team a third time they will be considered permanently in your team and can no longer play for their old team.

Parents' and Spectators' Code of Behaviour

  • Nurture your child's love of the sport and their appreciation of physical activity.
  • Encourage children to always play according to the rules.
  • Show respect for your team's opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  • Focus upon the child's efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists the child in setting realistic goals related to her ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.
  • Teach children that an honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities and provide positive role models for your children. Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language or yelling at or harassing players, coaches, officials or umpires.
  • Never ridicule or shout at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • Remember that children learn best from example. Applaud any good play by both teams.
  • If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question the official's judgment and honesty in public.
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches, umpires and officials and encourage your child to appreciate their efforts. They give their time and resources freely to provide recreational activities for the children and deserve your support.
  • Umpires and officials are to be respected. If you have a concern with how a game is being umpired the coach may approach and clarify the rules with both umpires during a break or ask for the duty umpire to observe the game.
  • If children are interested, encourage them to play sport. However, if a child is not willing to play, do not force her/him.
  • Remember no dogs (regardless of size) are permitted at the courts.

Umpires' Code of Behaviour

  • Umpire in accordance with the Official Rules of the Game.
  • Treat all players, coaches, match officials and other umpires with respect.
  • Place the safety and welfare of the players above all else.
  • Ensure the court and its surrounds are compliant with the rules.
  • Take appropriate action to manage dangerous play.
  • Maintain a high standard of personal behaviour at all times.
  • Be a positive role model through behaviour and personal appearance projecting a favourable image of netball and umpiring at all times.
  • Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction.
  • Display control and courtesy to all involved with the sport.
  • Be a positive role model.
Make sure to arrive on court in a timely fashion





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