Netball info, resources, tips and tricks for netball players, parents, umpires and coaches

Courtside with 2XU: Compression garments for netball players

Compression garments, and their variety of forms, including compression tights, shorts, pants, socks and calf sleeves, have become a common sight on the netball court. We’ve seen a variety of brands over the years, but since discovering that 2XU has been tested and endorsed by AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) since 2009, we decided it was time to take a closer look.

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Netball drills for juniors - 12 easy skill-building training exercises

Netball training sessions for junior netball players are usually an hour long. Approximately 20-25 minutes of this time should be used for teaching skill development.

Here's a comprehensive list of skill development drills to assist beginners, by helping to improve:

  • Passing
  • Stable body positioning
  • Catching
  • Footwork
  • Dodging
  • Pivoting
  • Forward movement

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Push outside your netball comfort zone

Norma Plummer

Has your coach ever tried to push you out of your comfort zone at netball? Pre-season training is a great opportunity to practice new positions and styles of play. Norma Plummer advocates going outside of your comfort zone to develop new game skills for an advantage over your opposition. Change is hard but not impossible. Persist and you will be rewarded. Don’t change too much at once. Instead, review your game and identify potential areas for improvement.

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Staying active during the netball off-season

netball off season

It's important to maintain your physical activity during the netball off-season. Keeping fit will best-prepare you for the netball season when it arrives. Here's some of our favourite exercises you can try. Summer is a great time to be active, though you can try most of these at any time of year.

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Quick questions & answers for netball newbies

Quick Questions & Answers for Netball Newbies

What is netball?

Netball is a ball game played between two teams, each with 7 players. It is played outdoor on a grasscourt or hardcourt surface or indoors. Each player assumes a defence or attack position on court.

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Important netball rules for new players

Important netball rules for new players

Netball can be a lot of fun, but like most sports there’s a lot of rules to remember. Here’s 6 important netball rules to give you a good understanding of how to play netball.

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Physical and Mental Requirements of Netball Players

Netball can demand a lot of its players. Here’s our take on the top key attributes—both physical and mental—you’ll need to play your best netball.

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Is your child interested in playing netball?

If you play netball, or used to in the past, you’re mindful of the benefits playing the sport brings. Your child, unless introduced to netball, may not be aware of what they’re missing out on unless you show them.

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What age do netball players typically start playing?

Your local netball club

Children turning 8 between 1 January and 31 December are eligible to play netball at your local netball club. Ages 8 and 9 play a modified game of netball, which is called Netta.

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Different types of netball for different ages

Is your child interested in playing netball? If you’re unsure, they can join a netball team to find out. Your child can learn how to play netball, develop the skills required to play netball and (hopefully) have a lot of fun all at the same time!

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