The primary aim of the VIS netball program is to prepare Victorian athletes for competition at elite level and for selection in State and National teams.
In conjunction with the elite pathways, the program works in partnership with Netball Australia (NA) and Netball Victoria (NV), to deliver an underpinning program that provides world class coaching, training and support services to targeted nationally identified underage squad athletes to assist them to improve their competitive performance and reach their full potential on and off the court.
The VIS awards scholarships to twelve Melbourne Vixens athletes and a further twelve scholarships to athletes in the Netball Victoria pathway that have been nationally identified in the underage National Championships.
The Vixens high performance training program is based on preparing for and competing in the ANZ Championship, which consists of 13 home and away rounds plus a 3 week finals series.
The demands of the competition require the athletes to perform maximal short, high intensity repeat efforts while maintaining their skill and concentration. Strategies for recovery and regeneration are also important to enable the athletes to back up efforts within sessions and across the many training sessions each week.
The weekly training regime consists of skill training, fitness and strength training, sport science, strategic preparation, match analysis, sports medicine and ACE activities, with the athletes utilising the specialist facilities of the VIS gym for physical preparation, and various outdoor venues for skill based training.
Monday, 16 October 2017
The Australian Diamonds have secured their Constellation Cup win, making a clean sweep of the four match series against the New Zealand Silver Ferns.
Monday, 09 October 2017
The Australian Diamonds have bounced back from their Quad Series loss to the New Zealand Silver Ferns, winning the first two matches of the Constellation Cup series against their Trans-Tasman rivals.
Sunday, 17 September 2017
Melbourne Vixens captain, Kate Moloney, has received the call up into the Australian Samsung Diamonds Constellation Cup team as they seek redemption against the Silver Ferns.
Sunday, 03 September 2017
The Australian Diamonds have suffered their first loss in the Quad Series, going down 57-47 to New Zealand in the final match of the series in Invercargill, New Zealand.
Sunday, 27 August 2017
In a tough opening match of the 2017 Netball Quad Series, the Australian Diamonds defeated the English Roses 54-50 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Saturday.
Saturday, 12 August 2017
Melbourne Vixens star defender, Emily Mannix, has been called into the Australian Diamonds Quad Series side following a late withdrawal.
Saturday, 29 July 2017
The Melbourne Vixens have announced four netballers as their training partners for the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball season.
Saturday, 22 July 2017
The Australian Netball World Youth Cup team have claimed silver at the World Youth Cup in Botswana over the weekend.
Saturday, 01 July 2017
Five VIS scholarship holders have been selected in the Australian Diamonds squad for the Netball Quad Series and Constellation Cup.
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Liz Watson has topped off a standout season, winning the prestigious Sharelle McMahon medal.
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