Indoor Netball: What Is It? How Is It Played? Lexicon and Rules

There are plenty of indoor and outdoor games to play such as baseball, cricket, table tennis, badminton, etc. Indoor Netball is a game which an indoor covered with a net across four sides and overhead. The net is used to prevent the ball from tossing outside the perimeter. It is one of the competitive game played either by six or seven players which is known as ‘6-a-side’ and ‘7-a-side’.



Things to Know About Indoor Netball:

If you want to play the netball then you need to learn the rules of this game, and you have to learn about the techniques, moves and positions of a player. In this case, you can buy some netball equipments and practice in your home first, and then you can join your school team for playing on the open ground. Indoor netball is mostly played by women only, but sometime men also join their team to play the netball. There is a small difference between netball and basketball. You can run and drib with the basketball, but in the indoor netball, you cannot move with the ball. If you pass the netball to other then you have to stop and wait for your turn. Apart from that, netball ring is much higher than the basket ball and you can find a small ring for drop your ball. However, to pay the indoor netball, you need some basic equipment and you need to learn this game from some reputed indoor netball schools.

Standard Rules

The games are played within a perimeter of the net where two teams play opposite to each other scoring goals until one win and another loss. The rules are similar to that of netball game. Each game of indoor netball consists of 4 quarters comprising of 10 minutes each. Each half of the court has one individual umpire where the winner is selected with the maximum number of scores.

Types of Netball Game

  • 6-a-side: The court is divided into two parts with 6 players each and further divided into three levels. There are two defense players, two attack and two center players on each side. A team gains one point for scoring in a circle and two points when the ball goes outside the circle.
  • 7-a-side: In this version, the court is divided into two parts into three sections. In this version, players can only score a single point when scoring in the circle.

What Is The Gameplay?

The game is divided into four quarters of 9 -10 minutes where the first step is tossing. The ball is passed between players of a same team to score against the opposing team while other players can snatch the ball to score points for their team.

A single point is given to the team scoring the goal from inside the circle and then, 2 points are awarded to the team which scored from outside the circle by an attacker or center players.

Indoor Netball

Indoor Netball

What Are the Types of Infringements?

There are a number of moves or maneuvers which are regarded as infringement which causes make the accused losing a point as foul. There are various types of infringement which are stated below.

  • Replayed Ball
  • Offside
  • Obstruction
  • Personal Contact
  • Contact with ball
  • Stepping
  • Penalty Points
  • Kicking the ball
  • Short pass
  • Player on the ground

So if you want to play the indoor netball then you need to know about these terms and you must practice a lot to prepare yourself.

Indoor netball is a great game played between two teams opposing each other and trying to score in against of each other. You can play this game on regular basis and this game will help you to reduce your weight.