Welcome to Netball In America

Netball America is the leader in bringing Netball to the USA.  Our aim is to encourage children and families to be physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and includes those with disabilities to ensure they feel part of their community.  We also fight childhood obesity and bulling, while creating healthy role models for today’s youth.

Netball America has raised over $100,000 in the past 2 years to help disadvantaged and disabled youth across America.

LATEST NEWS!!

The 2014 CallidusCloud U.S. Open Netball America Championships registration is filling up fast, so register today as an individual or team.  Open to US and International ladies and co-ed teams.

It is with deep sadness that we inform the Netball America community of the passing of one of our Advisory Committee members, one of our biggest supporters and a very dear personal friend – American Idol Michael Johns.  We will miss him terribly.  We will honor Michael and celebrate and reflect of his life in our next newsletter.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.  You can read how he celebrated his life here.

Netball America awarded the bid to host the 2016 FISU World University Netball Championship in Miami, USA.  Press release here.

Calling all high school and college students.  Learn how you can represent the USA in Netball.  Email us at Olympics@NetballAmerica.com.

What do you get when you mix Magic and Netball?………A truly magical Netball event that will bring American and International Youth together in a place where memories are made!!…..It’s a first for Netball globally…….ESPN Wide World of Sports Unveils Disney International Youth Tournament   Visit the Disney International Youth Netball Tournament website here.

The first ever American National Netball Team [World Ranking 8] recently returned from South Africa after representing the USA at the inaugural University World Netball Championships. You can watch their video blogs here. Read about the visit to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and watch the girls from the Academy here. Watch the reactions of the girls from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls as they hear this beautiful song written and performed by American Idol Michael Johns.

What We Do

Netball America, the premier national Netball organization in the USA, is dedicated to the development and growth of Netball in the USA. We are focused on showing how Netball creates an exciting atmosphere of participation and supports individual progress, team unity, good health and education of youth. Netball America seeks to have Netball included as part of the core curriculum for educational systems throughout the USA as a way of promoting good health and aiding in the education of youth.  We run various clinics and education programs throughout the USA with the aim of getting the youth moving; reducing obesity; providing opportunities to underserved youth; as well as allow people with and without disabilities to participate in these programs together.

Netball is a team orientated sport, well suited to every ability level, played at any age by both males and females. It is a cost-effective sport to implement and maintain. You can learn more about Netball by watching videos here.

Who We Are

Netball America is a registered 501c(3) not-for-profit organization and currently has members in 28 States. Netball America is the only sanctioned National Governing Body for the first ever American Netball Team who represented the USA at the 2012 World University Netball Championships and the National Governing Body for the Golden Oldies 2013 World Netball Festival.

Youth Enrichment Initiatives

Youth Enrichment Netball America’s Let’s Move the Youth Programs are designed to provide disadvantaged youth with opportunities to learn about health education; participate in fitness programs; and develop leadership skills while being part of a team.  The GoGirlGo! program is currently being rolled out across the USA.  We are also an official partner with the President’s Challenge Program and have incorporated the President’s Active Lifestyle Award and the ‘I Can Do It You Can Do It’ programs.  The participants receive a certificate signed by the President.

Community Centers, YMCAs, Schools and Universities

Schools and Universities Netball America is the driving force behind Netball being included in core education curriculums in the United States. We present at teacher conferences and conduct clinics for schools, universities and teachers.  We are currently working with Miami-Dade County Publics Schools as well as the New Hampshire School District.  Our programs are also being rolled out to the New York City Housing Community Centers and various Parks & Recs and YMCAs.

World Class Competition

Netball America sets and maintains standards by which the game is developed, managed and played throughout the USA. As the governing body for the Official Team USA Netball participating at the World University Netball Championships, & Golden Oldies World Netball Festival, our athletes, coaches, & umpires are provided with world class opportunities. Representative teams also perform at prestigious venues such as Madison Square Garden and STAPLES Center.

Special Needs Programs

The introduction of Netball to Special Need Programs will dramatically increase inclusion in the community by helping break down barriers that have historically kept people with and without cognitive disabilities apart. As Netball is an all inclusive sport, a wide range of positions allows different skills and abilities to be well catered for. Netball America recently showcased Netball at the Special Olympics Texas Summer Games.


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