Grading

Grading Policy

All players aged 11 - Opens are graded and allocated into a team according to the results of these grading sessions. Competitive players from 11 years plus do not have the option of selecting their team or to play with their friends groups.  

 

GRADING TIMES - 2022 

Grading will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights at Hilder Rd State School netball courts. 

*Please note if additional grading is required due to weather or other reasons you will be notified of alternative arrangements.

U11 and Cadets (22 February and 1 March 2022)

Sign on from 4:30pm

Grading: 5-7pm

Inters and Opens (23 February and 2 March 2022)

Sign on from 6pm

Grading: 6:30-8:00pm

U12 and U13 (24 February and 3 March 2022)

Sign on from 4:30pm

Grading: 5-7pm

 *Please note these dates are a guide and days may change if registration numbers require it. 

 

AGE GROUPS

·       Under 11s – turning 11 in 2022 (born 2011)

·       Under 12s – turning 12 in 2022 (born 2010)

·       Under 13s – turning 13 in 2022 (born 2009)

·       Cadets – turning 14 or 15 in 2022 (born 2007 and 2008)

·       Inters – turning 16, 17, 18 or 19 in 2022 (born 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003)

 

Please arrive early to sign on to have your name marked off and have time to warm up before the first grading game for your session.

In order to take the court for grading (for insurance purposes), at least 30% of fees must have been paid.

 

GRADING ABSENCES

Grading attendance is mandatory. However, if there are extenuating circumstances where you are unable to attend one or both of the grading sessions, please inform the grading convenor (gradingthegapnetball@gmail.com) no later than midnight Monday 21 February 2022. 

 

GRADING UP AN AGE GROUP

In some cases it is appropriate for a player to be graded into a higher age classification and the club supports the ability of the Grading Convenor and grading panel to make this determination.

A player will be considered for grading into a higher age classification:

1.     At the instigation of the Grading Convenor based on the advice of a grading panel; or

2.     At the request of a player and/or guardian in the case of a player under 18 years.

A request for consideration at a higher age classification must be received by the Grading Convenor by registration close, 19 February 2022. A request should be accompanied by reasons for the request including the player’s past playing experience or participation in representative teams. Requests should not be based solely on friendship groups.

Upon receipt of a request the Grading Convenor will provide instructions as to which grading sessions should be attended by the player.

The Grading Convenor and grading panel will make the final determination as to the grading of a player seeking to play at a higher age classification in accordance with TGNC grading policy.

Any questions should be directed to the Grading Convenor via the gradingthegapnetball@gmail.com email box. 

 

SELF-SELECTED TEAMS (OPENS ONLY)

Guidelines and rules for self-select teams have changed and are now as follows after being endorsed at the 2020 AGM:

1.      Team nomination must be provided to the Registrar and Grading Convenor by registration close (5pm 19 February 2022).

2.      This is an option for Opens players (Born before/during 2003 with the option for players Born 2004 to move to Opens division.

3.      For players of an ability Division 4 or lower (this may be subject to DPNA grading).

4.      Teams are required to nominate a Manager and Coach at time of registration and the Team Manager should advise of same via registrarthegapnetball@gmail.com

5.      Minimum of 8 players required to register in a self-selected team.

6.      Teams are not required at the club grading day but must attend a mandatory grading session/round robin once teams have been announced, for DPNA grading purposes. This will be held on Tuesday 15 March 2022.

7.      The TGNC Executive has the right to decline/refuse a nomination if this criteria is not adhered to.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar at registrarthegapnetball@gmail.com

 

PARENTS

Parents are not allowed to stay and watch grading trials and for those parents who choose to remain at the courts during grading, you will be requested to assist with various volunteer activities, such as preparing and checking equipment for the new season. As we are a large Club based solely on volunteers there is much to be done to assist your children to take the court. Your player is required to stay with her age group for ease of coordinating the grading games. Parents can be a distraction for players.

 

GRADING APPEALS

If you wish to appeal a grading decision, please do so in writing to gradingthegapnetball@gmail.com

All appeals must be received within one weeks of teams being posted on Sunday 6 March 2022. 

 

NEED MORE INFORMATION

If you have any grading questions please contact the grading convenor at gradingthegapnetball@gmail.com 

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