The Elite Development Squad (EDS) program is Netball Tasmania’s High-Performance Pathway program. The purpose of the program is to provide a high-performance training environment for identified Tasmanian athletes, supporting them to reach their full potential and play at the highest level possible.
The Program is designed to provide a graduated experience to help build junior athlete aspirations for elite Netball opportunities and to assist the athletes to make the transition through a more structured talent development program which is crucially linked to a high performance SSN program.
The participation of junior potential athletes will also contribute to ‘critical mass’ and wider training activities and drive forward numbers progressing through into the higher tiers of the program. Importantly each of the Tiers of the EDS programs will have difference in service delivery and training expectations.