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.
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
In the most thrilling five minutes of their season, the Melbourne Vixens have clawed back from five goals behind to draw with West Coast Fever in Perth.
Friday, 17 May 2019
The VIS Marketing team sat down with Victorian Institute of Sport Netballer, Gabrielle Coffey to talk about how she manages her elite sporting career with her study and work commitments.
Monday, 13 May 2019
The Melbourne Vixens have continued their successful start to the season, claiming a win over the Adelaide Thunderbirds, 58-42 in their first trip away for 2019.
Monday, 06 May 2019
The Melbourne Vixens have managed their second win for the season, defeating the GIANTS 61-45 in a competitive defensive game.
Monday, 29 April 2019
The Melbourne Vixens have fought back from behind after a strong start from the Queensland Firebirds, to claim the first match of the Suncorp Super Netball season, 73-61.
Monday, 11 February 2019
Melbourne Vixens/VIS mid-courter, Tayla Honey, will miss the 2019 Suncorp Super Netball season after scans confirmed she has torn her Achilles tendon.
Monday, 21 January 2019
The Diamonds have won their third straight Quad Series trophy, despite going down 52 to 49 in a tough final match of the series to England in London’s Copper Box Arena.
Monday, 14 January 2019
The Samsung Australian Diamonds have started their Northern Quad Series campaign with a 62 to 45 goal victory against South Africa in Liverpool this morning.
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.
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