- netball court
- netball post
- team of 7 players
- You cannot travel with the ball
- Only 7 players per team is permitted on the court at one time
- You cannot hit the ball out of a player’s hands
- When defending the ball you must stand 3 feet away from the person holding the ball
- No contact is permitted during the game
- You cannot hold the ball for more than 3 seconds
- Players cannot move out of the areas their position permits
- You cannot catch the ball, release it and catch it again
- When a ball is played out of the court, the team who last touched the ball must hand the ball over to the opponent for a throw in
- When players are penalised for obstruction or contact they must stand beside the opponent as they take the free pass.
Obstruction: When a player stands less tan 3 feet away from the opponent with the ball.
Contact: When a player touches the oppoenent with the ball.
Travelling: When a player moves more than 1 step whilst holding the ball.
Replayed: When a player catches the ball, releases the ball and catches it again.
- Goal Keeper (GK)
- Goal Defense (GD)
- Wing Defense (WD)
- Centre (C)
- Wing Attack (WA)
- Goal Attack (GA)
- Goal Shooter (GS)
The netball court is split into 3 sections called thirds. There are 2 goal thirds and one centre third and two shooting circles, also known as the ‘Ds’. There are restrictions on movements for each player:
- GK is restricted to the respective goal third
- GD is restricted to the respective goal third and centre third
- WD is restricted to the respective goal third and centre third but cannot enter the circle
- C can move freely on court except within the shooting circles
- WA is restricted to the respective goal third and centre third but cannot enter the circle
- GA is restricted to the respective goal third and centre third
- GS is restricted to the respective goal third