WHAT IS NETBALL?

  • A ball sport played by two teams of 7 players

  • Can be mixed or female only

  • The aim of the game is to pass the ball between players and score a goal by shooting the ball into the goal ring. One goal = one point.

  • A player can only take one step before passing the ball. Players cannot run with the ball.

  • Players have allocated positions and areas in which they can move. Click here to see where.

  • During play, a player can hold the ball for up to three seconds, before passing the ball

  • Goal Shooter and Goal Attack are the only 2 players on the court allowed to score a goal.

  • A match consists of 4 quarters.

  • The winning team is the one that scores the most goals

Stockholm Netball Club

WHY NETBALL?

  • Non-contact sport

  • Accessible to all, confidence building

  • Teamwork - players must work together due to positional restrictions on court

  • Develops spatial awareness

  • Stand 3 feet (approx. 90cm) away from other player when defending

  • Players have designated areas and must be aware of where they can/cannot be

  • Popular game internationally

  • Many teaching resources available

  • Students can continue to play the game at all ages and in many countries

  • Easy to differentiate the game e.g. lower height of the post

  • Different positions (with different demands), suitable to different skillsets

Youth Sports Team, Stockholm Netball Club, Sports Club, Sports League, Senior Sports Team, Junior Sports Team

SOME NETBALL BASICS

14

The number of players on court at one time. There are7 players on each time.

The number of positions there are on each team.

The number of seconds you can hold the ball for before passing it.

3

7

POSITIONS ON A NETBALL TEAM

GK

Goal

Keeper

GD

Goal

Defence

WD

Wing

Defence

C

Centre

WA

Wing

Attack

GA

Goal

Attack

GS

Goal

Shooter

WHERE EACH POSITION CAN MOVE ON A NETBALL COURT

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NETBALL COURT

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