What is Grading and Why Grade?

Roseville Netball Club grades players from 10 years and up. This is to ensure all our girls have the best possible experience playing netball!

NetSetGo players (7-9 years) are not graded. These players are placed into teams with a friend.

Grading enables us to place your daughter in a team of similar abilities who will play against other teams of similar abilities thus giving everyone a fair go.

We realise that everyone matures and develops skills at different times – this is why grading is so important.

It is a requirement that all players (10s and above) attend their allocated grading session.

For a more detailed outline of our grading procedures, please read the Roseville Netball Club Grading Guidelines.

Grading Process

There are a number of steps involved to grade each player:

  • Coaches’ Evaluation Report – at the end of each season, each coach completes an evaluation report for each player.
  • Independent Assessment – during the season, Roseville Netball Club selectors will attend a game and observe and record each individual player’s performance..
  • Paper grading – the Coaches Evaluation Report and the Independent Assessment are used to place the players in “Grading Squads” for the practical grading session.
  • Practical grading session – during organised grading days, selectors observe each girls play. They then  use the information gathered from the Coaches’ Evaluation Report, Independent Assessment, Paper grading and Practical grading session to select teams balanced with players of similar ability.


FAQ – Grading

  • Q: What if my daughter is put into a team without her friends?

    A: This can be daunting, but no more daunting than starting a new sport, changing schools or even starting a new year at her existing school!  We ask that you have faith in the system and support your daughter to branch out and get to know her new teammates.  By week 4 you might find your daughter has made her new best friend! The grading system is all about making sure your daughter gets the most out of her netball season by playing with people at a similar stage.

  • Q: What are my responsibilities as a parent for grading?

    A: Grading is compulsory.  You need to make sure you can bring your daughter to the published grading session.  Players need to arrive on time and in sports gear.  Bring a bag with water and a small snack just in case.

  • Q: Help! My daughter is injured and will not be fit to play at the grading day.

    A: All is not lost! Your daughter will still have a Coaches Evaluation Report, an Independent Assessment and a Paper grading.  Once you provide a medical certificate, we can use these to place her into an appropriate team.

  • Q: What if my daughter cannot attend her grading session?

    A: Grading times are published at the time of registration to give you plenty of time to block out your calendar.  If, due to exceptional circumstances, your daughter cannot attend the allocated session, please email the grading co-ordinator as soon as possible. Your daughter may be asked to attend another age group session.

Grading Guidelines

Click here for more information on Grading Guidelines.

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