Now it’s the netball season again!! Yay! I love netball and I have a good feeling about this season…in case you don’t know what netball is or how it works, this will give you a better understanding about the sport if you are not yet familiar with it
Today, at 6:00 in the morning, I got up to have Netball training for the first time this year. I have done netball since Year4 and have really enjoyed and so I was really excited about the training session!
When I arrived at the netball training location I went to my team and met our coach. Our coach is so nice and her name is Grace. It was so cold today but luckily Year6 were allocated to go into the gym and switch each week with year 5 We did lots of drills and the first thing we did was that we got into partners and did chest passers, shoulder passes, and bounce passes. After that we did the game ‘Cut The Cake’ which is when you have four corners and then run into the middle of two people and then the person in between two other people pass it to you and then you pass it to the other person and so on but it’s kind of confusing J Then we played a game with Year 6 team 1. It was really fun! After that we went back to school.
What is netball?
Netball is a sport kind of like basketball except you are not allowed to: run with the ball, get too close to the opposing player and there is no back board on the goals in which you can shoot easily. Netball is a sport where you use multiple skills to pass down the court and try to get a goal. If you get very close to a person, you are pulled out for obstruction and must stand beside the player. You cannot grab the ball or smack the ball out of the person’s hands like you can do in basketball, and there are different positions in a netball game.
Now here are the rules and positions in a Netball game;
The positions you can play in netball are: GA (goal attack) GD (goal defence) C (centre) WD (wing defence) WA (wing attack) GS (goal shooter) and GK (goal keeper) this is a picture of a netball court with the positions on it.
The number of people allowed on one netball team is 12 or under, but the number of people allowed on a netball court playing a game is 7. My team has 9 people in it, so that means when we play a game, 2 people will have to sit down and watch the game until they get called to swap with someone. Now I will talk about the netball teams in my year, and what team I am in.
There are 4 teams in year 6
There are 9 players on Team 1, 9 on Team 2, Team 3, 9 and Team 4, 8. I am in team two, and my favourite positions are all of the positions! But I do love playing Centre the most because you get to run around alot and I love running around.
I cannot wait till this years netball season’s games begin. I will keep you posted each week from each team!!
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