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The rules of the game
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Major and minor rules

The rules of netball are pretty straightforward, and fall into two basic categories: minor (or "technical") rules and major rules.

If a player breaks a minor rule the opposition is awarded a free pass, which is a pass taken from the same spot where the rule was broken.

Breaking a major rule is more serious, and results in the opposing team being awarded a penalty pass.

A penalty pass is similar to a free pass, except the player who broke the rule must stand out of the way until the pass is taken.

If a player gives away a penalty pass in the goal circle then the shooter can take a free shot at goal.

If you're careful you should be able to steer clear of trouble, so click on the buttons above for the Academy's guide to the rules of netball.





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