Netball is a sport played world wide. Mostly participated by females. It was first played in England,1901. Then netball came to Australia 60 years later. Netball also involes teamwork in the game.
Positions: There are 7 positions on a netball court. Such as GK,GS,GA,GD,WA,WD and C. Meanings of each letter are Goal Keeper(GK), Goal Shooter(GS), Goal Attack(GA), Goal Defense(GD), Wing Attack(WA), Wing Defense(WD) and Centre(C). Only 2 players are allowed to score a goal(GA,GS).
Court Measurements: The measurements of a netball court. The full measurements of a netball court is 30.5m long and 15.25m of width. The centre circle is 0.9m length and width. The court is divided into three thirds, each third is 10.17m length and width. The goal circle (a semi-circle) is 4.9m length and width. The goal line is 15.25m length and width. The netball court is the shape of a rectangle.
How Many Throws: There are only 4 throws in netball. Such as,bounce pass,shoulder pass,chest pass and overhead pass (also known as the lob). You can use them for any throw in netball.
Things You Can Do And Can’t Do: No dribbling,No bouncing (more than twice then you get picked up), and there are no backboard on the hoop. No running with the ball you must stay on the spot. You can pivet to change direction(leave your grounded foot on the ground and the other foot you use it to turn). Defenders must be 3 feet away from the person with the ball. You only have 3 seconds with the ball or the umpire will call it a held ball.
What To Wear: For netball you don’t wear any kin of dress. For netball you epwear a dress that is right above your knees, if your a boy you wear a top with Velcro. Sometimes the dress is a bit shorter. You have to have you hair up or it might get in the way, if your a boy you just leave it if your hair is short. You also CAN NOT wear earrings and no jewellery, if you do they can get ripped off. You also have to make sure that your nails are cut short.
That is all the bits and pieces of the things from netball. And if you are a little kid that wants to play go to Net Set Go and you’ll learn all about the netball things.