Netball is a ball sport played mostly by women in the Commonwealth. It is originally derived from basketball in the 1890’s and is played by more than 20 million people in 80 countries. And now in the Netherlands!
Netball is played on a rectangular court, divided into thirds with goals at either end.
There are 7 players on a team. The positions vary from defending to attacking positions.
Attacking: GS, GA, WA, C
Defending:GK, GD, WD
Netball is a non-contact sport. This means that you are not allowed to contact, bump or push a player of the opposite team.
Running or dribbling the ball is not allowed in Netball.
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.
When defending the ball, you must stand 3 feet away from the person with the ball. When you stand too close, this is called obstruction.
After each goal, the game begins again, until the time runs out. The team with the highest score wins.
Each player position has a designated area she has to stay inside of. E.g. the Center position can move anywhere except the goal circles and the Goal shooter/Goal Keeper can only play to the goal third.
For more detailed information over netball rules and regulations, check out: here
Rules for Amsterdam Netball players
We ask that each participant follow these simple rules:
•Be on time
•Long fingernails must be taped or cut
•No earrings or sharp jewellery can be worn during a game
•Pay the session amount on time
•Respect the other players