Netball is a game that requires a ball, a court two rings and fourteen women. It requires leaps, lunges, outstretched hands and three-second decisions. Out of that comes one hour of amazing activity, a few whistle blasts and a lot of enjoyment.
The Game A regulation netball game lasts for four fifteen-minute quarters; the object is to score more goals than the opposition. Only two players of the seven on each side are allowed to shoot for goals– the Goal Shooter and the Goal Attack. The winner of the game is the team is the team that scores the most goals, so the object of each team is twofold. A team tries to shoot goals and at the same time it tries to prevent the opposition from doing so. A player’s position on the team determines which of the two functions she concentrates on the most.
Netball traces its roots to basketball, which explains why its rules are related. When James Naismith devised basketball in 1891 for his students in the School for Christian Workers (later called the YMCA), female teachers got curious and started to formulate a version for girls. The outfits of women back in the day hindered them from effectively executing important basketball moves such as running and dribbling, so the game had to be modified to accommodate these restrictions. Women’s basketball, or ‘netball,’ was conceptualized.
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