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

Do You Want More Coverage of Netball and Other Women’s Sports on TV?

Inspired by a recent article by Kathryn Wicks, Deputy Sports Editor of SMH (published 23rd Feb), I decided to tweak her question to this… Do you want more coverage of netball and other women’s sports on TV?

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Netball Nutrition: Eating Advice for Netball Players

As part of the court side interview series, we asked Lisa Guy, who is a naturopath, author, and body and souls expert nutritionist; for her tips and advice for the right netball nutrition; what you should eat before, during and after a netball game.

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Parents: How and When to Register Your Child for Netball

Junior netball team

If you are from Australia then the Winter netball season usually starts at end of March and finishes at the end of August.

To register with a netball club, contact them at the beginning of January to find out the day and details for registration. If you are unsure of who your local netball association is, then speak to your local council for confirmation. When contacting your local netball club, make sure you request the following information:

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Interview with Melbourne Vixens' Michael Crooks

Mt Stirling

The Melbourne Vixens have recently returned from pre-season training event, Camp Extreme, organised by Strength and Conditioning Coach Michael Crooks. Read on for his tips and advice for netball pre-season training.

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Netball Umpire Whistles

Netball umpire

Looking to buy a whistle to umpire netball games?

Firstly, you need to make sure your netball whistle is loud enough without being too loud. All umpires need to be aware of the appropriate sound power (dB levels) that is necessary or alternatively excessive for a netball game, as you do not want to cause hearing damage to yourself or the players. For example, a dB level of 115 or greater can be heard from over a kilometre away therefore you should consider whistles that don’t exceed this when blown at full strength.

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Scoring Under Pressure - Tips for Goal Shooters

Shooting a goal

When the score is close, a netball player’s mental strength to maintain focus, control nerves and avoid distraction from the pressure can be tested. In this situation, a team’s ability to stay focused and react quickly is what will win them the game.

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What Should Netball Umpires Wear?

Umpire clothing

It helps for netball umpires to wear a neutral colour so you can avoid looking like or being associated with a team that you are umpiring. White is a popular choice because it doesn’t absorb the heat as much as a dark colour so you don’t get too hot when outside under the sun, plus it helps you to stand out. However, if you are both a player and an umpire then you can use or to help identify yourself.

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Warm Up and Cool Down Exercises for Netball

Netball is a rigorous game. It demands so much of your body, so in order to perform your best and reduce the risk of injury, you need to do warm up exercises prior to the game and cool down exercises after the game.

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New Features for uScore Netball v1.4

uScore Netball v1.4

We’re excited to announce an update to our iPhone application with some great new features to complement the newly refreshed design.

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Choosing the Right Shoe for Netball

Netball shoes

The first question many ask is, why not normal runners? To help answer this, think about the difference in movement for each activity. In netball you run in short, quick bursts, your required to stop suddenly, jump and pivot. In contrast, running shoes are designed for straightforward motion, therefore the support features are located in the heel and toe areas.

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