Coaching Year 2 and Year 3 Netball

Year 2 & Year 3, as a rule, play with modified RULES. These rules are set so that enjoyment of the game is maximised for the little ones.

1. CLICK HERE FOR A SUMMARY OF NETSETGO RULES and HOW WE UMPIRE Year 2 and Year 3 Games. Please print: NetSetGO Rules for YEAR 2 & YEAR 3 ESCPSNA 2017

2. CLICK HERE FOR NETBALL AUSTRALIA 4 Page NOTES ON NETSETGO FOR GROWNUPS: Netball Aust; NetSetGo Guide for GrownUps

3. CLICK HERE FOR JODI ROSENTHAL’S 2016 NOTES FOR COACHING YOUNG CHILDREN NETBALL: 2016 Coach the Coach Junior Netball Coaching Tips

4. Jodi’s notes on Drills 101 still to come. (Based on 2017, YR 2/3 Coach The Coach)

cartoon netballer

NetSetGO or ‘Netta’ UMPIRING RULES QUICK SUMMARY:

  • Match Duration – 4 x 10 minute quarters
  • Goal Post – 2.4m (8ft) in height. Waverley courts do not provide lower heights in goal posts. Our netta teams shoot 3.05m.
  • Ball – Size 4
  • Time to Pass the Ball – 5 seconds
  • Stepping – Shuffling on the spot to regain balance allowed without moving down the court. Always encourage correct footwork.
  • Defending – Strict “one-on-one” defence. No double defending is allowed. Players must be 1.2 metres (4 feet) from the player with the ball when defending.  Players may defend a shot at goal.
  • Obstruction – A player must defend from a distance no less than 1.2m (4 ft).  A player who contacts or obstructs is not stood out of play. The umpire will blow the whistle for the infringement but will allow the player to continue after a brief explanation.
  • Centre Pass – The initial Centre Pass will be taken by the team that won the toss and all other Centre Passes shall be taken by the team that did not score the last goal.
  • Substitutions – The game time should be evenly distributed amongst all players. A team may make unlimited substitutions at intervals or at any time during play.
  • Positions – Players should experience all positions over the course of the season. Rotate players with a system that suits your team and players.
  • Awards and Scoring – Scores may be kept but no ladder produced. Finals should not be played. If possible, each participant in the competition should be given a memento of participation by their school.

ENJOY YOUR COACHING!

Kat McGrath

ESCPSNA