Upcoming

  1. March 2024

    1. Mon 04

      PHNC Committee Meeting
      Location: Kakowan Centre, James Drysdale Reserve

      7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    2. Sat 09

      DPNA 10s and 11s teams grading morning
      (10s and 11s teams only)
      Location: DPNA, Northey St and Green Terrace, Windsor

      8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    3. Sat 09

      DPNA Cadets teams grading twilight session
      Cadets teams only
      Location: DPNA, Northey St and Green Terrace, Windsor

      1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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    4. Sat 16

      PHNC Non-Competitive Teams mini-carnival (James Drysdale Reserve Netball Courts)

      8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  2. April 2024

    1. Mon 08

      PHNC Committee Meeting
      Location: Kakowan Centre, James Drysdale Reserve

      7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Manager Information

Managing a Pine Hills netball team is a rewarding experience. It's a great way to be involved with the team and help ensure your season runs smoothly.

We hope you enjoy your season as Manager and if you have any questions, please contact our Vice President, Kristy Harridge, vicepresident@pinehillsnetball.club

Managers Presentation

Follow the links below to read about the different responsibilities of a team manager. Click here to download a copy of the material presented at our 2023 Coaches and Managers information evening.

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DPNA Fixtures Book

The DPNA Fixtures Book is for all members and contains all of the information relating to DPNA Fixtures. 

Managers and Coaches are encouraged to read through this document as it will contain the answers to a lot of questions that arise.  We have included some of the most important information below. Click here to access the 2023 Downey Park Netball Association Fixtures Book.
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Communication and Rostering

As a team manager, you are responsible for ensuring information from the Pine Hills Netball Club Committee and your coach is communicated in a timely way to parents and players as well as bringing information back to the Coach and Committee (if necessary) from players and parents. 


We recommend that most communication to your team be managed via the team page located on our website. Your team page is only accessible by your team and has a “Team Messages” section for relevant communication. Your team players and parents contact details are also available on this page.


Managers should organise and communicate a scoring and fruit roster at the beginning of the season. If you are asking parents to take a turn at washing bibs this can also be done on the same roster.  Please note our bibs and patches need to be washed with care as they are expensive to replace.


If any concerns among the team arise, the Manager should be the point of contact and if necessary, bring the issue to the attention of a committee member.


We would also encourage Managers to attend our Pine Hills Netball Club committee meetings to improve the communication between the committee, managers and teams.  

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Game Days

On game day, our Managers are responsible for:


  • Player uniforms - ensuring players are dressed in their full Pine Hills uniform (club dress and socks are the mandatory items).
  • Nails and jewellery - ensuring that players have their nails trimmed, and that all jewellery and adornments have been removed.  Player ARE NOT permitted to tape earrings and other piercings. They must be removed before a player takes the court. There are no exceptions to this rule. (Nail clippers are included in each team bag).
  • Registration and score cards - that a parent has been rostered to score and ensure the registration card is signed by players (for 10s and competitive teams), and that this parent understands how to correctly complete the score card and registration card.
  • Parents and spectators - Managers are also required to ensure parents and spectators are positioned accordingly (at the ends of courts - with the exception of Court 17 - see Downey Park map 'safe spectator zones') for player and umpire safety.  Parents and spectators should refrain from coaching players from the sidelines and be respectful at all times of players, coaches, umpires and other spectators (of all teams).  
  • Wet and hot weather - communicating with the team and coaches if there are any changes or cancellations to your team's game due to wet weather or hot weather.  Please do not call DPNA for wet weather information.  The DPNA Facebook page is updated very promptly on wet weather mornings and DPNA will assess the weather and the need to cancel on a Round by Round basis unless otherwise advised.  

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DPNA Court Map

Below is a map of the courts at DPNA.  Please take special note of the 'safe spectator zones'.

Downey  Park  Map 2023

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Scoring and Registration Cards

Managers must ensure that registration cards are completed correctly at the start of the season and that registration cards and score cards are completed correctly every game by the parent who is responsible for scoring on a particular week. 


General information about registration cards and score cards

  • Registration and score cards can be found in plastic sleeves labelled with the team’s relevant game time, within the black clipboard on each court. The plastic sleeves with the scorecard and registration cards can only be collected at game breaks.
  • At the end of the game, the two teams’ registration cards and the scorecard should be placed in the plastic sleeve and returned to the control desk (for Courts 1-9) or the box beside the First Aid tent on the Jackie O’Meara courts (for Courts 10-37) by the winning team. 
  • For non-competitive teams (where there isn’t a ‘winner’), the first team named returns the plastic sleave to the control desk (for Courts 1-9) or beside the First Aid tent on the Jackie O’Meara courts (Courts 10-37).


Registration Cards - 10s and Competitive Teams 

  • Registration cards must be signed by each player on the first game. Players should also initial beside their name under the Round 1 game date.
  • Registration cards must then be initialled by each player at each subsequent game.
  • No person other than a player should sign the registration card in the place of that player. Penalty: loss of game points by the offending team. If a player is absent or does not take the court, the manager/scorer must write “DNP” (Did Not Play) in the appropriate column. An example Registration Card is included below.


Registration Cards – 7,8 and 9 Non-Competitive Teams

  • Non-competitive 7, 8 and 9 players DO NOT need to initial their Registration Card each week of the winter season.  
  • Any players playing their first game after the first week must report to the control desk to sign the registration card before they take the court. 


Here is an example Registration Card.


Score Cards - 10s and Competitive Teams 

  • Scorers should use a biro only on the score sheet, preferably in blue or black – NO felt pens, gel pens or pencils. Players are not required to sign the score sheet. The person signing in the manager’s spot is responsible for the scorecard and registration card for that fixture week, confirming that both score sheet and registration cards are correct. 
  • The black clipboard is to be left in the centre circle of the court, unless the game was the last scheduled match for that court for the day. If so, the winning team must return the clipboard, scorecards and registration card to the DPNA Control Desk. The second named team on the score sheet is to bring in the post pads.
  • Any errors noticed in the uploading of scores to the DPNA website should be raised with DPNA via email.


Here is an example 10s and Competitive Scorecard.


Score Cards – Non-Competitive 7,8 and 9s Teams 

  • Scorers should use a biro only on the score sheet, preferably in blue or black – NO felt pens, gel pens or pencils to be used.
  • Players are not required to sign the score sheet. All players must sign the registration card at their first game. The registration card will be kept at the Control Desk.
  • The game time should be evenly distributed among all players. Each player should experience all positions over the course of the season. Playing positions will be collated by DPNA over the season and teams not adhering to the positional rotation policy will be notified. Teams with 7 to 9 players should have each player play each position 6 – 8 times over the season. Teams with 10 to 12 players should have each player play each position 4 – 6 times over the season.
  • The first named team’s manager is to collect the game score sheet, place it back into the plastic sleeve provided and return it to the relevant black crate (at the control desk for Courts 1-9 or beside the First Aid tent on the Jackie O’Meara courts for Courts 10-37).
  • The black clipboard should remain at the appropriate court until the last round being played on that court that day. The first team on the scorecard is responsible for returning the black clipboard and score sheets to DPNA Control Desk. The second named team is responsible for bringing in the post pads.


Here is an example Non-Competitive 7,8 and 9s Scorecard.

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Training Etiquette

Please remind your team of weekly training and any special training that may be arranged.  Ask players and parents to let you know in advance if they are unable to attend training so that you can inform the coach in advance.  


If equipment is used during training sessions, please ensure it is returned to the shed at the end of the session (including post pads).  


If your team is the last to finish training, please ensure the toilet block is locked, the shed door is locked and the lights to the courts are turned off. Please ensure the front gate is also locked. All coaches have keys to the courts and shed. The toilet key is kept on the hook in the front shed. 

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DPNA Rules - Players Filling In

For detailed and updated information about the DPNA rules for players who fill in, please visit the DPNA website here.

In summary, the rules state that:
  • Non-competitive players aged 7, 8 & 9 may NOT PLAY in competitive teams.
  • Players may play in a higher division or age group a maximum of three times but will remain in the team they are filling in for on the fourth occasion (not including any games played in the first three rounds of the season).
  • A 10s non-competitive player may play in an 11 year old team twice only.
  • After the first 3 weeks, no player may play in a lower grade than the one in which they are registered.
  • After the first 3 weeks, players registered in a division may NOT PLAY ACROSS in another team in the same division.
  • No Age player may play in a team below their correct age group.
  • All players who take the court must sign the score card – including any “playing up” from another team. Where a player is playing up from another team, their division must be included on the card.

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Injuries

During Training

  • There is a First Aid kit located in the equipment shed for any injuries sustained at training. When items are used from the kit, the Equipment Convenor is to be notified to organise replacements. 
  • The Pine Hills website has an “Injury Report” tab located on the Home page that must be completed if an injury occurs. Please also notify the President of any injuries.

During a Game

  • If a player is injured any player on court may call time but if time is called the injured player MUST leave the court and the team has 30 seconds to replace this player (conditions apply as per blood policy below).
  • The coach is not allowed on court during this time. The players are not allowed to leave the court unless they are the player coming off due to injury.
  • A small medical kit is included in the team bag for all to use.

The Manager must register any player’s injuries as soon as possible in the INJURY BOOK at the DPNA first aid tent for insurance purposes. Player insurance covers players during games at Downey Park and while training. Always go to the first aid tent to register your injury, even if you think it is minor. There have been many times when after getting home, the injury "gets worse" 

DPNA Blood Policy
  • The umpires hold time for blood when noticed or for injury/illness when requested by an on-court player (in extreme circumstances the umpires may hold time without a request being made). Refer to the DPNA website for further information on the DPNA Blood Policy. 

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Forfeits

Early Forfeit

If your team is expected to be unable to field the minimum 5 players for a game then you must email our club Secretary by 9:00am on the Friday before the match, at the latest. Failure to do this may result in a fine issued by DPNA which will be collected from the team. A team notified by DPNA that its opponent has given notice of its intention to forfeit shall receive a win by forfeit without any members of the team having to sign the match scorecard. In the event both teams give notice in writing of an intention to forfeit a match, neither team shall receive any points for the match.

Late Forfeit

A forfeit may otherwise be claimed if the opposition cannot fill the minimum team of 5 players within 5 minutes of the starting signal being given, providing at least 5 members of the team claiming the forfeit have signed the score sheet and returned it to the DPNA control point. Late forfeits will result in a fine which will be collected from the team.

The DPNA Management Committee retains the discretion to waive the penalty if in the opinion of the committee the circumstances justify such a penalty being waived.

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Most Valuable Player Award (MVP)

Cadets, Intermediates and Opens players are eligible for Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the season. 

Managers need to keep a record of points that have been allocated for players each week including both training and fixture games. Final points are to be submitted to the club Vice President at the end of the season.  

The Manager needs to maintain impartiality by remaining unaware of who each team member has voted for. Therefore, no player’s name is printed on the voting sheet.  A gift is awarded to the successful player at the end of season function.

MVP points are awarded as follows:
  • 3 points to be allocated each week to the player that is most deserving that will be decided by the Scorer.
  • 2 points to be allocated to a fellow team member who is most deserving that will be decided from each player of that team – players should not pick themselves.
  • 1 point to be allocated to a fellow team member who is most deserving that will be decided from each player of that team – players should not pick themselves.

A template of the MVP Score Card to use at fixture games can be found here. The Manager will collate the points at the end of the season. 
If you have any questions, please contact our Vice President.

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