A match consists of 7 players in a team.

A game of netball lasts for an hour which is split into fifteen minute quarters. The aim of the game is to score more points than the opposing team, by scoring in the hoop.

 

Safety

Safety will cover the rules and regulations that must be followed when participating in Netball

Rules and Regulations
  • 1. You cannot travel with the ball.

  • 2. There are only 7 players on a court from each team at all times unless a player has been sent off by the referee.

  • 3. You cannot snatch or hit the ball out of a players hands. This is called contact. You must stand beside the player until the ball has left the players hands.

  • 4. When defending the ball, you must stand 3 feet away from the person with the ball.

  • 5. Players cannot hold the ball for more than 3 seconds. This includes throwing it the air, no-one else touches it and you catch it again. Or bouncing the ball.

  • 6. Players are not allowed to move into the areas that they are not designated to.

  • 7. When the defence in the circle are called up by the referee, they have to stand beside the shooter. The shooter has the decision of shooting the ball or passing the ball.

  • 8. When the ball goes out of court, the team who last touched the ball hands the ball over to the opposing team. They have 3 seconds to stand outside of the court at the line where it went out and pass the ball.

Performance Assessment Criteria

For netball, you'll get assessed on skills in isolation and in game situations. For your skills in isolation, you will be given a mark out of 10 and a mark out of 25 for skills in a game.

Skills in Isolation

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• passing (shoulder, chest, bounce, two-handed over-head)  

• handling (ball control)

• catching (one-handed, two-handed, static, on the move)

• footwork (landing, pivot, running pass)

• evasion (holding space, dodging)

• shooting where appropriate to the position (one/two-handed, forward/backward step shot)

• defending stages (1: player-to-player; 2: defending the pass;  3: denying space

Skills in Game Situations

• contribution to open play (holding space, back up on the circle edge) in attack and defence

• contribution to set play/moves, (back line passes, centre passes,  throw-in) in attack and defence

• decision making (making correct decision to use appropriate techniques) • contribution to strategy and tactics

• demonstrating communication and influence on team performance

• applying the team strategy in open play and set play

• ability to adapt to the environment and changing circumstances (weather, loss of a player)

• adhering to rules, health and safety guidelines, and considering appropriate risk management strategies 

• contribution to open play (holding space, back up on the circle edge) in attack and defence

• contribution to set play/moves, (back line passes, centre passes,  throw-in) in attack and defence

• decision making (making correct decision to use appropriate techniques)

In order to get 30-35 marks (9-10 in isolation and 21-25 in competitive situations)
You must be able to:

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For the rest of the Practical Performance Assessment Criteria for Netball click here

Positions of Play

This is a court labelled with the positions of play:

Here are the roles of each player

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