An introduction to our Munchkins Netball Classes
Our classes gently introduce children to the world of netball in a fun and exciting way. The program has been designed to lay the foundations of this amazing game through all the key elements including passing, catching, running, spatial awareness, balance, jumping and of course shooting. We encourage both boys and girls to attend our classes. Netball is the perfect starting point for a child’s sporting development.
At every stage, fun is the first and foremost element of every class. Through the use of music, we bring something different to our netball classes that aren’t used elsewhere.
Our classes are split into three age groups: 2-4 yr olds, 4-7 yr olds and 8-11 yr olds.
2- 4 yr olds – Class length 45 minutes: The youngest Munchkins Netball class, where we encourage parent participation, introduces the children to the core movement skills of agility, balance, coordination and speed. Teamwork and social skills are two of life’s key skills, so we try to emphasise and practice this as much as possible through lots of fun team games using coloured netballs balls to promote safety and learning. We also offer fun pod-like games such as catching, passing, and shooting!
4-7 yr olds – Class length 45 minutes: Our middle class is where we encourage our Munchkins to go it alone. During this class we will look to further develop all the skills learnt in the first class; more catching, passing, shooting, and jumping! All the games we play are great fun, but all have specific netball-relevant themes. We look to refine their skills, but also add some new skill sets into their class which they wouldn’t be getting elsewhere. At this level we introduce netball matches which are excellent for children to identify space and opportunities as well as hone their communication skills. Parents are always welcome to interact but by now they can take their well-earned break with a coffee and the newspaper! There is still a huge emphasis on fun, teamwork, and the development of social skills through our games and pods! This class also gives the munchkins a chance to start learning some of the netball rules and play in mini matches.
8-11 yr olds – Class length 60 minutes: The Munchkins are now moving much closer to making the step up to club netball and with this in mind, we look to develop their core skills even further. The munchkins will be learning official netball rules, different types of passing, shooting techniques and gameplay. Within the netball matches, they will be learning some of the positions in netball, alongside developing their own natural flare within the netball game.