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El Camino College 
16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90506

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Inviting all netball players, coaches, officials, and netball fans from around the globe

WELCOME to the 2016 U.S. Open Netball Championships - the most prestigious Netball event in the USA.  We are excited to hold this event in Los Angeles, California this year.  It is our intention to make this event a valuable learning experience and provide you with many Netball opportunities while visiting Los Angeles.  The event will be held Friday November 4th - Sunday November 6th. Registration is open to ladies, mixed and international teams.  For individuals wanting to participate we'll place you in a team. 

Event price includes:

  • Indoor stadiums located just 15 minutes from Los Angeles International airport (LAX)
  • Tournament on 4 netball courts
  • Netball legend Vicki Wilson, OAM will be providing coaching clinic for players and coaches
  • International umpire providing session on new netball rules for players and umpires
  • Travel agents to assist with team flights, hotel reservations & transportation
  • Free global event broadcast so your family and friends can watch from back home
  • Qualified umpires & scorers provided
  • Nightly hotel reception at Championship hotel with complimentary appetizers and beverages
  • Free breakfast during stay at Championship hotel
  • Certified masseuses, athletic trainers and medics
  • Free water and gatorade for participants 
  • Injury insurance coverage for US participants. 
  • Event tshirts and water bottle.
  • Interactive app to allow friends, family and team to see real time scores, upload photos and post comments
  • Opportunities for Netball America to provide you with letters etc to help fundraise
  • Netball trophies and medals for finalists in each category

Registration details are below, please email us with any questions.  The event has only 1 spot left for a ladies team.  The event registration is closed for the mixed competition.

We look forward to a spectacular event in Los Angeles in the spirit of friendly competition and good sportsmanship.

Yours in Netball,

 sonya sig

Sonya Ottaway
President Netball America

General Information


Thursday November 3rd
Early bird team check-in at event hotel.  Time: TBD

Friday November 4th

5.00pm - 7.00pm Umpires, coaches, and players clinics at El Camino College.
7.30pm - 9.00pm Team Check-in at event hotel and Welcome Reception with Vicki Wilson (Hors D'oeuvres provided) at event hotel.
7.30pm - 8.00pm Managers meeting at Welcome reception (Option 1, a 2nd meeting will be held Saturday am - see below.  Team managers must attend one of these options)

Saturday November 5th  
7.00am - 7.30am Managers meeting at El Camino College (Option 2).
8.00am - 5.30pm Tournament games.

Sunday November 6th
8.30am - 2.30pm Playoff rounds and finals. 
2.30pm - 3:00pm Trophy presentation.

There are 2 tournament categories: ladies and mixed.  After seeding games finish Saturday the ladies will be split into two pools - Division I and Division II.  Mixed competition will stay in one category.

Match Protocols: Appendix A 

RegistrationUp to 12 players per team*:

  • Each individual player or team, including coaches/managers (those sitting on the bench) are required to complete registration & pay applicable fees.
  • Players may only register for one team.  Players will not be allowed to play in the ladies and mixed categories.
  • Every team, official & volunteer to complete a registration form.
  • In order for a player to qualify to play for their team in any final playoffs, the player concerned must play in at least 1 game prior to the finals.
  • Every participant, official & volunteer required to complete a waiver (Appendix B).

*Teams may register more than 12 players per team, however only 12 players are allowed to be on the bench for any one game. Netball America Cup Photo

AwardsTrophies will be awarded to: 

  1. Top ranked team in ladies division I
  2. Top ranked team in ladies division II
  3. Top ranked team in the mixed category

Other awards will be given for 2nd and 3rd place teams.

The Netball America Cup will be awarded to the top placed ladies Netball America member team.  Current title holder is CANA New York Storm.

Team Spirit Award – To one team in each category who shows outstanding sportsmanship.

Excellence in Umpiring Award - Awarded to a tournament umpire who shows outstanding qualities throughout the tournament.

First Aid:  Masseuses, EMT/medical and qualified sports medicine trainers will be onsite.  Teams required to bring own strapping tape. 

FoodFree water and gatorade provided to participants.  Food & beverages will be on sale.  Drinks and food are not allowed inside gym area - there will be a dedicated eating area with tables/chairs.

Netball Clothing & EquipmentPre-event orders will be available.  An email will be sent out.

Hotel & Transportation Appendix C  

Registration includes

  • Three days of Netball events
  • 4 netball courts located at indoor stadiums
  • Coaching clinic for coaches and players with Vicki Wilson
  • Umpires and rules clinic with International Umpire Clare McCabe
  • Water/Sports hydration drinks
  • Certified masseuses, EMT/medics & athletic trainers
  • Qualified appointed Umpires, Scorers & other Officials
  • Insurance coverage, note international participants need to have appropriate travel insurance
  • Discounted hotel rates
  • Souvenir event t-shirt & event program
  • Team photograph
  • Welcome reception with Vicki Wilson
  • Participant gift bag with event tshirt and waterbottle.


Early registration (per person)

(on or before Sept. 15th)

Late registration (per person)

(on or after Sept. 15 - Oct 15th)

Netball America member or International participant, includes coaches/managers or other team official fee

$ 100 / person



$ 120 / person



Non Netball America Member Participant, includes coaches/managers or other team official fee

$150 / person



$170 / person



Deposits and full registration are non-refundable.  If you would like to go on a payment plan please contact us.


Teams who pay team deposit of $500 by September 15th will be able to complete final pmts at the early registration rate if paid in full by October 15th.


APPENDIX A – Match Protocols

All matches will be played according to the International Rules of Netball unless otherwise indicated.

1) Time: Captains required to toss and report results to both umpires and score desk before start of game.  Game times will be determined as registrations are more final.

Teams will be notified when there are 30 secs and 10 secs remaining prior to the start of the game and the end of an interval.  At the 10-second warning whistle, teams must move into playing positions for start/re-start of play. 

  • If a team fails to take the court by the start/re-start of play, Umpire shall penalize for deliberate delaying of play
  • If a team fails to take the court within 1 minute of the designated time for start/re-start of play, Umpires shall award the game to the non-offending team

2) Points:

3 points awarded for a win
1 point for a draw
0 points for a loss / forfeit

In the event of a draw, goal differences will be the first tie breaker rule.  Goal difference is calculated by the total number of goals scored minus goals conceded.  If a teams points and goal differences are equal, then goals scored will be used as a 2nd tiebreaker with the team scoring the most goals winning.  Only finals will have additional time played for draws.  Time will be 5 minutes each way for 2 halves.  If a 2nd tie occurs then it will be the first team to lead by 2 goals.

3) Categories:  3 categories: Ladies Division I, Ladies Division II and Mixed.  Based on the number of entries it will be at tournament organizers' discretion as to any adjustment to categories and timing of games.  Each category will need a minimum of 4 teams.  Competition will be round robin.

4) Officials: Umpires and scorers will be allocated to matches by tournament Director of Umpiring according to performance.  Umpires are required to have at least a national B grade Netball America badge, unless otherwise approved.  International umpires are welcome and may contact us.   Umpires will be provided with a tournament umpire uniform to wear.

Umpires, scorers, timers wishing to officiate can apply here.  Include qualifications and experience.   Umpires wishing to be scheduled for a practical test should email us

5) Teams:  Players can only register in one category. A mixed team must have a minimum of 1 male player and may have up to a maximum of 3 male players on court.  The males will need to spread out (1 as GS,GA; 1 as either C,WA,WD; and 1 as GK,GD).  Teams cannot have 2 males playing GS/GA or GK/GD at the same time.  Only registered coaches/managers are allowed on the team bench. 

6) Scorer/Timer: Each court will have its own individual scoring system and courts will run on a central timer.

7)  Injury Time: Due to running a central timer no additional time will be played for injury stoppage.

8) Alcohol Policy:  Regulations do not permit possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in public areas.

9) Tobacco Policy: Smoking tobacco and carrying lit tobacco products is prohibited in all buildings on campus.  Smoking must be at least 25 feet of building entrances/exits.

10) Animals Prohibited: Only properly trained & certified service animals are allowed inside.

The decision of the tournament organizers' shall be final and without appeal.


Click here to download the event acknowledgement and release waivers.  These waivers must be signed by every participant, volunteer and official at the U.S. Open Netball Championships.  We would prefer to receive these back in advance.  Please email copies to





International Teams

For teams coming from Oceana region (Australia, NZ, Fiji) please contact our Qantas representative for quotes (you can ask to match quotes as well):

Rozelle -

For other international teams contact Tania O'Donoghue or call her at +12136222798+12136222798 .

USA, Canada, UK and Caribbean Teams

Tania O'Donoghue can find the best flight deals and book your group flights - so this will save you money as well as a lot of admin work.  In addition to group flights they can help with hotels or ground transportation.  The international airport is Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and there is a free shuttle from the airport to our hotel.


Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport South

1440 East Imperial Avenue, El Segundo, California, 90245, USA

RESERVE A ROOM.  Room reservations must be made online.

Complimentary shuttle service makes airport access easy; just call us at +13106403600 once you've picked up your luggage. For guests driving in, the parking garage accommodates vehicles up to 6'6" and offers a complimentary electric car charging station.  For return to the airport you will arrange this through the hotel front desk.

Items included for U.S. Open Netball attendees:
Free breakfast, Nightly reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages, 2 room suites with 2 beds and a separate living area with a pullout sofa, fridge and microwave.  Fitness center and pool available for use.

Hotel reservations are open.  Get in as limited rooms at the heavily discounted price.

A block of rooms have been reserved for November 3, 2016 - November 7, 2016. The special room rate will be available until October 15th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.


Everyone is responsible for their own transportation to/from hotel and to/from tournament venue.  Please contact or call her at +12136222798+12136222798 .




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