The Elite Development Program (EDP) identifies those players who have the potential to become Suncorp Super Netball players and plays a role in preparing them for that challenge. The NQ Talent Management Panel assemble a list of players who are invited to apply for a position in the EDP squad.
The purpose of the EDP program is to prepare players with the on and off court requirements to enter the Suncorp Super Netball competition, this includes education across the areas of nutrition, psychology, self management, physical preparation and recovery as well as units on cyber safety, social media and leadership. It is expected that the players who spend three years within the program will be equipped to handle the off court demands of being a professional netballer. Players may then graduate from this program and will still be considered for selection as SSN Training Partners and in the Queensland Fusion squad.
The program has an individual development focus with each player receiving individualized coaching and strength and conditioning support targeting their specific requirements and is designed to supplement and compliment the development work that occurs in the State underage program, Qld Fusion and Sapphire Series programs. The EDP Handbook can be found EDP Fusion Handbook 2019/20
The Netball Queensland Elite Development Program Squad: