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, 15 July 2019
The Australian Diamonds, featuring VIS netballers Lizzy Watson, Jo Weston and Caitlin Thwaites have made themselves known as the netball World Cup kicked off in Liverpool, England.
Tuesday, 02 July 2019
The Victorian Fury have finished their remarkable season as Premiers of the Deakin University Australian Netball League in a one-goal win over the NSW Waratahs.
Monday, 24 June 2019
The Melbourne Vixens will head into the World Cup break on a high after defeating the GIANTS, 66-57 in Sydney – their second win over the fourth-placed side this year.
Monday, 17 June 2019
An inspired second half saw the Melbourne Vixens make the ultimate fight back, taking a win over the Queensland Firebirds, 71-60 in Queensland.
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Vixens go down to the Magpies by 3 points in a thriller for the Melbourne Derby.
Sunday, 02 June 2019
The Melbourne Vixens have returned to form defeating back-to-back reigning premiers Sunshine Coast Lightning, 62-52.
Friday, 31 May 2019
Congratulations to our three Melbourne Vixens players named in the team – Liz Watson, Jo Weston and Caitlin Thwaites.
Monday, 27 May 2019
The Melbourne Vixens have suffered their first loss of the season, going down to the NSW Swifts by 10 goals, 50-60, in the blockbuster Sargeant McKinnis Cup.
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.
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