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FAST5 Netball

What is Fast5?

Fast5 is a modified version of netball which was originally called ‘fastnet’. It is a shorter, faster variation of netball where you can make shots worth multiple points.

Rules:

  • Players: Teams consist of 5 players rather than 7
  • Time: Each quarter is only 15 minutes rather than 15 minutes
  • Coaching: Fast5 allows coaching during play
  • Power Plays: Each team can nominate a ‘power play’ quarter in which each goal will count for 2 points rather than 1
  • Points: 2 and 3 point shots can be scored from outside the circle. 2 points are gained from within the outer zone and 3 points from within the super shot zone. Both can be doubled in a ‘power play’ quarter
  • Centre Passes: After each goal is scored, the team that concedes the last goal will take the centre pass instead of alternatively
  • Tied games: Tied games are settled by penalty shoot outs

 

Fast5 World Series

Fast5 World Series

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Rules of Netball

What do I need to play netball?netball post

The essentials:

  • netball
  • netball court
  • netball post
  • team of 7 players
  • umpires

The Rules

  • 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.

Technical Terms

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.

Positions

  • Goal Keeper (GK)
  • Goal Defense (GD)
  • Wing Defense (WD)
  • Centre (C)
  • Wing Attack (WA)
  • Goal Attack (GA)
  • Goal Shooter (GS)

 The Court

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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