The Physical Side of Netball

Welcome to the Physical Side of Netball. In this section, we’ll be discussing the importance of fitness in netball and how to score in a netball game.

Netball is a sport that requires speed, agility, and stamina. To be successful in netball, you need to have excellent cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. You also need to be able to jump high and run fast.

In order to score in a netball game, you need to be able to shoot accurately and quickly. You also need to be able to move the ball around the court quickly and keep it under control.

The Playing Area

The court is rectangular and measures 30.5 metres by 15.25 metres. The centre circle is 3.66 metres in diameter. The goal circle is 6.4 metres in diameter. The penalty circle is 7 metres in diameter. The goal posts are 3.05 metres apart, with the horizontal crossbar 2.43 metres above the ground.

The Court

A regulation netball court is 30.5 meters (100 feet) long and 15.25 meters (50 feet) wide. The court is divided into thirds, with each team having its own section. At each end of the court is a semicircular shooting circle measuring 3.66 meters (12 feet) in radius. There are also goal posts located in the middle of each shooting circle.

The surface of a netball court can be made from a variety of materials, but it must be level and non-slip. The most common surface used is concrete or asphalt, but courts can also be made from wood, synthetic materials, or even grass.

In order to score points in netball, the ball must be successfully shot through the goal posts using an underarm action. A successful shot is worth one point.

The Goal Posts

The goal posts are placed in the center of each end of the court, with the outer edge of each post in line with the outer edge of the court. The base of each post is 3.05 meters (10 feet) from the ground, and the horizontal crossbar is 2.43 meters (8 feet) above the ground. The bottom of the net is attached to the crossbar and extends downward for a distance of 0.9144 meters (3 feet), so that it just clears the playing surface when a ball is passed under it.

The Equipment

Before we get into how to score in a netball game, let’s go over the equipment. Netball is played with a ball that is slightly smaller than a basketball. The ball is made of leather or synthetic leather and is inflated with air. Each team has seven players. The positions are: goal shooter, goal attack, wing attack, centre, wing defense, goal defense, and goalkeeper. The players wear uniforms that consist of a skirt or shorts, a tank top or shirt, and sneakers. The players also wear protective equipment, such as mouthguards, eyewear, and knee and elbow pads.

The Ball

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The Net

The net is 3.05 meters high at the posts and 3.66 meters high in the center. It is attached to a circular plastic hoop that is 50 centimeters in diameter, which is then fastened to a steel post. The steel post is 1.2 meters in height and placed 0.9 meters from each end-line, opposite the team’s scoring post.

The Players

The game of netball is played by two teams of seven players. Each team is made up of six court players and one goal shooter. The aim of the game is to score goals by throwing the ball through the opponents’ goal ring.

The Positions

There are seven players in a netball team, with each player having a specific role to play on the court. The positions are:

  • Goal Shooter 
  • Goal Attacker 
  • Wing Attack 
  • Center 
  • Wing Defense 
  • Center Defense 
  • Goal Keeper

A team can only have up to three players in each third of the court, so choosing the right mix of positions is crucial to a netball team’s success.

The Roles

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The Rules

Although netball is not a full contact sport, there are still many rules in place to protect players from injury. For example, there is no body checking, no rough play, and no blocking of the ball. All of these rules are in place to protect players and to allow them to play the game fairly.

The Objective of the Game

Netball is a sport played by two teams of seven players. It is a ball sport similar to basketball, but there are some key differences between the two. The objective of netball is to score goals by throwing the ball through a raised hoop called a goal ring. The team that scores the most goals in the time allotted wins the match.

In order to score a goal, a player must be in possession of the ball and inside the shooting circle. The shooting circle is a semi-circle around the goal ring. Once inside this circle, a player can take a shot at goal. If the shot is successful, one point is awarded to the scoring team.

The Start of the Game

Teams line up at opposite ends of the court. One player from each team, who is the goalkeeper, stands in their own goal third. The other six players line up in their own attacking or defending third.

The game starts with a centre pass. One of the players from the team that did not win the last centre pass throws the ball from inside their centre circle, to their teammate in the centre third. The opposing team must be 3m away from the player making the centre pass until she has thrown it.

Playing the Game

Netball is a team sport played by two teams of seven players. The objective is to score goals by passing a ball through a hoop at the end of each court. Players are assigned positions, which define their roles within the team and restrictions on their movement on the court. The game is fast and played with high levels of skill, precision and stamina.

A match consists of four quarters, each lasting 15 minutes. The team that scores the most goals in a quarter wins that quarter. If the scores are level at the end of four quarters, then two five-minute periods of extra time are played. If the scores are still level at the end of extra time, then the match is a draw.

Goals are scored by shooting the ball through the hoop from inside the shooting circle. A player must have both feet inside the circle when they shoot for goal. A goal scored from outside the shooting circle is worth two points, while a goal scored from inside the circle is worth three points.

The game is started by a centre pass, which is taken from inside one team’s centre circle who must not leave it until after the ball has been touched by another player. After each goal, play recommences with a centre pass from the team who did not score the goal. When play is restarted after half-time and at full-time, an alternative method called “passing back” can be used to restart play if both teams agree to it before commencement of play.

Players can move anywhere on the court except for into other players’ space or into areas that are out-of-bounds. When playing defence, players must not hold or obstruct an opponent who does not have possession of the ball or who is trying to retrieve it from outside their shooting circle. If this occurs, it is called “illegal use of hands” and results in a penalty being awarded to the opposing team.

The positions in netball are: goalkeeper (GK), shooter (WA), wing attack (C), centre (WD), wing defense (GD), goal defense (GK) and goal shooter (GS).

How to Score in a Netball Game

In netball, scoring is quite simple. There are only two ways to score:

  • A goal is worth three points and is scored when the ball is shot through the goal ring from within the goal third. A goal can be scored from anywhere inside the goal third, including from long range. 
  • Super shot is worth two points and is scored when the ball is shot through the outer ring of the goal from within the super shot circle. The super shot circle is a smaller, inner circle located within the goal third. A super shot must be taken from inside this circle, and it must be taken with an underhanded action.


In conclusion, there are many different aspects to scoring in a netball game. By understanding the rules of the game and using proper technique, you can increase your chances of success. Remember to practice regularly and stay in good physical condition to give yourself the best chance of becoming a top scorer.

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