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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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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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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Practise Goal Shooting at Home with these 3 Easy Options

Practise Goal Shooting at Home with these 3 Easy Options

We know how important regular shooting practice is for your game performance so if the trip down to the local courts is too far, here are 3 easy options that can be done at home depending on the size of your backyard:

  1. install a netball ring on an external wall
  2. purchase a free standing portable netball goal post with ring, or
  3. install a netball goal post in the ground

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Practice Netball Drills for Shooting

Practice Netball Drills for Shooting

Frequently practicing shooting netball drills makes it easier to score goals for your team and to cope with high pressure situations during a game. An ideal routine could involve practice:

  • 30mins before netball training
  • 30mins at home every other weekday
  • 20-30mins on game day

Regularly shooting will help you focus on what you need to do and help you to feel settled in your shot. To help you make a habit of training regularly, we have designed a daily tracker sheet for you to download and print.

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Netball Drills and Training to Try at Home

Here are 3 great netball drills and training exercises you can try at home. These will help you improve your passing, agility and endurance.

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