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!
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Get 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.
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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.
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NETBALL AMERICA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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
Agendas will be sent out to all paid up members.
COACHING AND UMPIRING CLINICS
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 Play
- Technical Passing
- Attack / driving work
- 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 update
- 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.
AGENDA AND DRAFT SCHEDULE
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.
Friday November 9
- Noon - 1.30pm: Netball America Annual General Meeting. Location: NYNY Hotel. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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