Netball novices and kids can start learning and playing the game right now. Check out these top ten netball rules and regulations for complete beginners and kids.
This is only a simple snapshot of the basic fundamentals. But, it is an ideal place to start if you want to learn how to play netball in 5 to 10 minutes of reading.
10 BASIC NETBALL RULES: Master the 10 simplified laws of the game.
They cover 7-a-side events and competitive tournaments played regularly around the United Kingdom.
These are the most basic netball rules and key tactics for learning how to play the game. The fundamentals cannot be any simpler than these 10 abbreviated guidelines for newcomers.
Mastering these 10 most important netball rules is super easy. This is a summarized regulation list of rulings that control and govern the popular indoor court game. [Absolute newbies should click here for the basic netball rules for dummies edition]
The first listing in the 10 key rules of netball begins with the number of players allowed in the team. A full netball squad has 7 playing positions on court (must be at least 5 players).
A coin toss determines the first center pass. Teams alternate center passes afterwards. At this point all players must be in their starting positions.
The opposing Center is free to move but they all have to obey the footwork rule after the whistle. One player must make contact with the ball in the center third without 'delaying play' to avoid giving away a free pass.
A throw-in returns the ball into play (within 3 seconds) from outside the court line. Foot contact with the line is a foul throw. Players must stay in their designated zones.
All players should play the ball to a teammate or shoot for goal within three seconds (while standing). The rules of netball allow a single ball bounce to gain control of it. But, there must be enough space for a third player between the hands of thrower and catcher.
Players can receive the ball on one foot or two feet but hopping or dragging the landing foot is not allowed. The regulations allow movement of no more than 1.5 steps with the ball.
Only the Goal Shooter or Goal Attacker may shoot the ball and they must be inside the goal circle to score. The ball must fall completely through the ringed hoop to be a goal.
The responsibilities of a netball umpire include:
The final addition to these 10 rules of netball is appropriately named 'how to win the game'. If you score more points than your opponent in 60 minutes regulation play (4 x 15 minute quarters) - you win!
Note: The short video clip is useful for anyone who is unsure about how netball hand signals relate to the rules and regulations.
10 Simple Netball Rules for Kids and Absolute Beginners