The Basic Rules of Netball
1. You cannot travel with the ball.
2. There are only 7 players on court from each team at all times unless a player has been sent off by the referee.
3. You cannot snatch or hit the ball out of a players hands. This is called contact. You must stand beside the player until the ball has left the players hands.
4. When defending the ball, you must stand 3 feet away from the person with the ball.
5. Players cannot hold the ball for more than 3 seconds. This includes throwing it the air, no-one else touches it and you catch it again. Or bouncing the ball.
6. Players are not allowed to move into the areas that they are not designated to.
7. When the defense in the circle are called up by the referee, they have to stand beside the shooter. The shooter has the decision of shooting the ball or passing the ball.
8. When the ball goes out of court, the team who last touched the ball hands the ball over to the opposing team. They have 3 seconds to stand outside of the court at the line where it went out and pass the ball.
Court area: 1 & 2.
Court area: 1, 2 & 3.
Court area: 2 & 3.
Court area: 2, 3 & 4.
Court area: 3 & 4.
Court area: 3, 4 & 5.
Court area: 4 & 5.