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, 10 December 2018
The Melbourne Vixens welcome two VIS netballers, Rudi Ellis and Allie Smith, to the squad joining fellow scholarship holders Lara Dunkley, Rahni Samason and Jacqui Newton as Vixens training partners for the 2019 season.
Monday, 03 December 2018
Samsung Diamonds and Melbourne Vixens star midcourter Liz Watson has been named the Liz Ellis Diamond and International Player of the Year at the Australian Netball Awards in Melbourne on Saturday night.
Monday, 05 November 2018
Five VIS/Melbourne Vixens players have been named in the Samsung Diamonds team to tour England in January.
Monday, 22 October 2018
The Australian Diamonds locked away the Constellation Cup for a sixth straight year with a 58-47 victory in the decider over the Silver Ferns on Thursday.
Monday, 15 October 2018
The Samsung Australian Diamonds will be looking to quickly respond from their 11-goal Constellation Cup loss to New Zealand yesterday, in the light of the series decider in Wellington this Thursday night.
Monday, 08 October 2018
The Samsung Australia Diamonds have continued their impressive form over the New Zealand Silver Ferns with a 57-42 win in the opening game of the Constellation Cup at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sunday.
Monday, 01 October 2018
Netball Australia has announced the VIS/Melbourne Vixen Netballer Kate Moloney will join the Samsung Diamonds in the upcoming four-match Constellation Cup series, which commenced in Brisbane this upcoming Sunday.
Monday, 24 September 2018
The Samsung Diamonds sealed another Netball Quad Series title with a 60-55 win against the New Zealand Silver Ferns at Melbourne Arena on Sunday.
Monday, 17 September 2018
The Samsung Diamonds blooded another potential gem as they launched the Netball Quad Series with a 61-44 win against the South African SPAR Proteas at Spark Arena, Auckland.
Monday, 17 September 2018
The final piece to the Melbourne Vixens 2019 puzzle has been secured with the signings of South African goaler, Ine-Marí Venter and Vixens’ mid-courter, Tayla Honey.
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