Player Development Programme (PDP)

Play, Explore and Develop

The Player Development Programme (PDP) is an extension programme for Year 7 & 8's. It focuses on technical and tactical elements of netball, athlete development (sleep, nutrition, social media) and fundamental movement skills. This programme provides more opportunities for more players to participate and development to develop a life long love of netball.  Following the PDP, Netball Taranaki offer a Preparing for Reps development program for interested players under 14.


To provide more opportunities to a broader base of players, to further develop their skills and inspire a lifelong love of the game.

  • widen and improve the talent base through development opportunities
  • create an environment for players that enhances their capability
  • provide a programme that includes a wide range of technical and tactical development for players across all positions as Year 7 & 8 is too early to specialise.
  • to retain players in netball
  • to facilitate deliberate play and to enhance intrinsic motivation (maximise fun, enjoyment and age/stage adapted)
  • to provide players with the opportunities to continue to progress towards becoming the best that they can be
  • to implement a national approach to talent development.

Registrations are now closed for 2023. Keep an eye out in Jan 2024 for the 2024 Player Development Programme

Player Development Programme for Coaches

Our PDP is one of the first opportunities for learning coaches to get a head start in their season. 

Every year the programme brings in new coaches to assist with facilitating the Player Development Programme. Those coaches go on to doing High School coaching, Senior/Club coaching and Representative coaching. 

We encourage developing and school coaches to attend and work alongside these coaches.

The programme provides coaches with session plans, equipment, venue, resources, player talent and support from our development team. 

If coaching is something you want to develop and strengthen before season start - apply to be a PDP coach for 2023 NOW !!

Link on the left.

Applications for PDP coaches have now closed. Please keep an eye out in Jan 2024 for the 2024 Player Development Programme.