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WELCOME to the 2012 CallidusCloud U.S. Open Netball Championships - the most prestigious Netball event in the USA. Netball America is excited to have this event in a state of the art venue located at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). It is our intention to make this a valuable learning experience and provide you with many Netball opportunities while visiting Las Vegas.


We have 23 teams participating (15 ladies teams & 8 mixed teams) with participants from Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, England, New Zealand, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington, & Utah all getting ready to take on Las Vegas.  We also have some exciting special guests, so follow us on facebook and twitter to keep up with the latest news leading up to the event. 


Please read below for agenda information, including how to RSVP for various activities and view the draft game schedule.  We are also doing a recycling collection during the event - so if you have any old cell phones, printer cartridges, calculators, ipods, cameras, video games & accessories - please bring them along with you.


Contact us if your club is interested in fundraising opportunities for this event or have potential sponsors who are interested in joining our current list of prestigious sponsors.  


If you haven't registered for an umpire practical exam, please contact us to see if you are eligible.  Any other volunteers are also welcome. 


Also, on Friday Nov. 9 at 10am there will be trials at UNLV to join our collegiate Team USA.  High school applicants are welcome.  Email us for more information.


Viva Las Vegas!


Sonya Ottaway, President, Netball America

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How exciting to have a US public company that was recently named winner in the Software as a Service Category at the 2012 Cloud Awards support the U.S. Open Netball Championships as the sole Platinum Sponsor!!!
CallidusCloud enables organizations to drive performance and productivity across their business with their hiring, learning, marketing and selling clouds.  From back office to the field, from desktop to mobile, they ensure organizations have the right tools to be more effective and perform better.  The combined power of their clouds, people and partners fuels growth, empowers the work force and delivers real value.   

CallidusCloud drives performance and productivity for over 1500 leading organizations.  Small, medium and large enterprises across multiple industries and geographies rely on CallidusCloud for quicker hiring, simpler learning, better marketing and smarter selling.

Also, stay tuned as Netball America will be rolling out one of CallidusCloud training software for our Coaching and Umpiring education curriculums.  If you are interested in this software for your own Netball organization please contact us.

Knockout LogoBe sure to check out the awesome Team USA and the USA Regional rep team uniforms sponsored by Knockout Sportswear.  Be sure to check out the various uniform types in the championships program or on our website.
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Advancial understands the difficulties of what an expatriate faces in getting financially settled in the US due to not having a driver's license, social security number, etc.  So Advancial can help you obtain bank acocunts, credit cards, loans & mortgages - all without a social security number.  To learn more, visit or call 800.322.2709 and mention Netball America.

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A Frozen PowerICE Before, During or After will cool the core temperature and enhance performance of athletes and those with active lifestyles.  Benefits of PowerICE: Only 30 calories, caffeine free, electrolytes, gluten free, 100% vitamin C, kosher, no high fructose corn syrup and PowerICE is the only frozen hydration bar in the market.  So be sure to stop by the PowerICE booth to grab a bar and pick up the fundraising kit for your team.

Interact LogoGet real-time updates on the scores from the Championships by following the feeds on our website provided by InteractSPORT - an online sports management solution.   We are planning on rolling this out across the nation.  International participants reach out to InteractSPORT to see how they can help you. 

Vitoria LogoAre you after your own club's personalized Netballs - then look no further.   Vitoria Sports can design and produce your own clubs personalized balls.  Be sure to check out the Vitoria Sports Balls being used at the tournament. 

Gared Sports LogoGARED will be providing their steel HOOPLA Netball systems and post pads  at the event.  Be sure to check out their equipment for sale and get an early discount for pre-ordering by October 31. 
Serevi logoNot only is he known the world round as The King of Sevens, Waisale Serevi hardly needs introduction!  His blend of power, speed and spatial awareness lifted him from humble roots to the fore of Fijian rugby over a career that spanned two decades.  He was also instrumental in getting Rugby 7's into the Olympics.  Now you can get his cool gear at the U.S. Open and if you want to use this as team fundraiser then contact us
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Over 50 teams from around the world have already signed up for the 15th Golden Oldies World Netball Festival in San Diego October 6-13, 2013.  The festival is designed especially for netballers over the age of 35 years. 


For further information send an email here and let them know Netball America sent you.  You can also visit the event website here.  There will be an Air New Zealand Rep at the event to answer your questions, so be sure to stop by their booth.


Bedessee LogoBedessee Sporting Goods specializes in cricket, rugby, field hockey & netball equipment.  Be sure to check out the inventory list below for a range of products from bedessee - get your order in early for a 10% discount.


CSU FitnessCSU Fitness is home to a community of energetic, friendly like-minded individuals who work as a team to help each other complete awesome high energy workouts along with monthly challenges to promote friendly competition and goal setting using TRX Suspension Trainers.   
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A reminder that the annual general meeting will be held on Friday November 9 from noon until 1.30pm at NYNY Hotel.  Please email us to RSVP.
Agendas will be sent out to all paid up members.


We have 2 great clinics being run on Friday November 9.  Remember the clinics are included as part of your registration.  So please email us to sign up.
Coaching Clinic: 1.30 - 4pm.  NYNY Hotel
Objectives of the clinic:
  • Strategy PlaySally Kuhl
  • Technical Passing
  • Attack / driving work
  • Footwork
  • Youth Fundamentals
Presenter: Sally Kuhl   
Sally has an extensive coaching and playing background that spans over 20 years.  Her coaching creds include developing coaching clinics for adults & juniors and leading teams to 2 premiership championships during 2011 & 2012.  
The clinic will cover different styles of defense and shooter setups, including correct shooting techniques; body stance  for quicker reaction times; technical passing; how to change drills as the youth skills increase; as well as cover the role of the coach and provide some example coaching sessions.
Umpiring Clinic: 2.00 - 4pm. NYNY Hotel
(Mandatory for tournament umpires)
Objectives of the clinic:
  • Current rule updateKerry Toohill
  • Umpire protocols
  • Court Positioning
  • Fair contest
  • Advantage rule
  • Blood rule / injury time
  • Tournament rules                                                     Presenter: Kerry Toohill 

Kerry has been an umpire for 25 years and holds an Australian National B badge.  She has experience in umpiring juniors, through superleague to state levels and international.  Kerry also has been coaching umpires for over 15 years.   


The clinic is mandatory for tournament umpires and will cover the rules of the tournament, including blood rule and injury time.  Court positioning as well as umpire protocols and tips on how to get ready for your practical exam. 


Friday November 9

  • Noon - 1.30pm: Netball America Annual General Meeting. Location: NYNY Hotel. RSVP to Lunch will be provided.
  • 1.30 - 4pm: Coaching Clinic. Location: NYNY Hotel. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
  • 2 - 4pm: Umpiring Clinic. Location: NYNY Hotel. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
  • 6.30-7.30pm: USA Regional Representative Teams playoffs - South East Strikers vs West Coast Lightning
  • 7.30-8.30pm: Team Alberta, Canada vs Collegiate Team USA Netball

Saturday November 10

  • 7.00 - 7.45am: Registration
  • 7.15am: Umpire and Scorer meeting
  • 7.30am: Team Managers meeting
  • 8:00am: First game commences
  • 6.30pm: Day 1 finishes
  • 8-10pm: Event Dinner: Tommy Rockers, Mojave Beach Bar & Grill, 4275 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada

Sunday November 11

  • 9.00am: Day 2 games commence
  • 2.30pm: Ladies Grand Final
  • 3.00pm: Presentation of Awards
View the draft game schedule here or download here*.  Note - the schedule will be provided in the program booklet.   * An additional team has been added to the ladies - Pool A and not been added to the schedule - so please check back to the website for updates for Pool A.
Happy Playing!