The NCAS program is supported and endorsed by Netball NSW and also plays an underpinning role to the NSW Institute of Sport. The program delivers the National Develop a Diamond program and focuses on the identification and development of talented junior netball athletes, coaches and umpires on the North Coast of NSW.
This program is designed to assist the individual development of each athlete so that they progress further in the sport. The program has an emphasis on providing greater skills development, strength and conditioning support and physical preparation. Squad members receive a sports education program with modules covering sports nutrition, sports physiology, sports psychology, media training, youth leadership and sport & community drugs awareness.
The Program usually runs from November to April (with a recess for Association and Regional Training) and then from July to September.
Applications for the next program are advertised in September each year.