Netball is a sport which is played by two teams with seven players on each team. The INF (International Netball Federation) compromises of more than 60 teams. The games are played on a court which is rectangular with goal rings being raised at each of the ends. Each team must try to score a goal by passing the ball down the rectangular court and shooting the same through the ring. The positions of the players define the roles within the specific team with restrictions to their movements in certain areas. A ball can be held by a player for only three seconds before it is shot for a goal. Otherwise, it needs to be passed on to another player. The team which scores the maximum goals is declared the winner. These games tend to last for 60 minutes.
Rules of Mixed Netball Competition:
It is important to be aware of the basic rules before you think of playing the game. Let us start with the Teams.
Besides having a maximum of 7 players in a team it is essential that the team members are 16 years of age or more. Of the 7 players, there should be 5 players present in court out of which 3 need to be females. If there are less than 5 players at any given time, the team incurs a forfeit. There cannot be more than 3 males on the court at one time, with the minimum being 1. A team can borrow players from any other team in case they are short of players. The finals require that no players be borrowed. The players need to sign a score sheet before the game starts. Besides this, all the players play at their own risk.
Late players are not allowed in the court till the umpire is notified. They cannot enter till the interval between the quarters, scoring of a goal and the game is resumed or if the game is stopped due to an injury.
# The Registration
All the teams who wish to participate need to fill a Nomination form and the submission should be done at the Center. This form needs to include all the names of the players’ along with their contact information. There is a specific amount of fee to be paid and the receipt of the same needs to be shown to the umpire before the game can begin.
During the match, if the umpire feels there has been any misconduct, the player is given one warning and the second warning is the ‘send off’. That means the player needs to be off the court for the time span decided by the umpire. A player who is suspended is off for a week, in most cases. In a case of a send off, the player or the captain cannot address the umpire till there is a break.
# Net Ball Works Beneficial
This sport is ideal for kids besides grownups as you get an opportunity to meet different people from all walks of life. You learn how to co operate and co ordinate with the other members of the team and this teaches an individual how to adjust. Running around the pitch provides enough and more of physical exercise which is a must these days to ensure good health. Besides this, the muscles tend to get stronger. Overall exercise, with this game, instills the required confidence in an individual. This is an affordable sport where all that is required is paying the fees as you only need a good pair of shoes and no other equipment to enjoy the game to the fullest.