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Summary of Indoor Netball Rules

Ultimate Indoor Sports (UIS) plays under the Indoor Netball Australian rules with amendments for centre rules.

No jewellery to be worn (wedding band only which must be adequately taped)

Fingernails to be cut short or gloves may be worn

One umpire shall officiate the game and their decisions are final and shall be given without appeal

Captains toss prior to the match to determine centre pass and direction of play

Each player to fill out their player log in prior to commencement of play

Late comers can enter the court after a goal is scored, at an interval or play stopped for injury/illness

In the case of any blood the player will be asked to leave the court to be treated and remove any blood from skin and/or clothing prior to returning to the game

All the nets are part of the court and the ball shall be in play off any net

The nets do not constitute another player if a pass is thrown into a net the thrower cannot touch the ball until it is touched by another player or the goal post otherwise it will be classed as 'play your own' and a free pass awarded to the non offending team

A player must not deliberately hold the nets or use the nets to push off to gain an advantage. Net abuse results in a free pass to the non offending team

A player may not step, land or jump into the nets. Penalty is a free pass to the non offending team

The positions are:

- Goal Shooter (GS) attacking goal third and circle

- Goal Attack (GA) attacking goal third and circle, centre third

- Wing Attack (WA) all thirds excluding the goal circles (plays like a 7 a side defensive centre)

- Wind Defence (WD) all thirds excluding the goal circles (plays like a 7 a side attacking centre)

- Goal Defence (GD) defensive third and circle, centre third

- Goal Keeper (GK) defensive third and circle

Mixed rules

There is a minimum of 2 females and a maximum of 3 males

A team may play with a minimum of 1 male

The male players must play in the following areas

- 1 goal shooter or goal attack

- 1 centre court player

- 1 goal defence or goal keeper

If only 2 males are able to play then they must play in a goal defence or goal keeper AND a goal shooter or goal attack position. Therefore, no male will be in a centre court position.

Centre Rules for Netball

Teams consist of 6 players and may have substitutes each team must have 6 registered players

Teams may play with a minimum of 4 players

The duration of the game is 4 x 10 minute quarters, 1minute between quarter times and 1 minute for half time

In the case of injury or blood, a player may be substituted and return later in the game as long as no blood is evident on skin or clothing in the case of a blood ruling

Substitutes cannot take place during a game without notifying the umpire of the substitution and reason. It is at the umpires discretion if a player can be substituted. Penalty for substituting players without notification is a free pass to the non offending team at the place of entry of the offending player

You may NOT use the nets to fall into in the event of being pushed or going off balance. Penalty is a free pass to the non offending team

You may not use your hands to hold onto or pull on the nets. Penalty is a free pass to the non offending team

The WD takes the centre passes with the WA defending the WD while the opposing WA/WD stand behind the attacking transverse line

If a team is not ready to take the court with the minimum number of players 5 minutes after the beginning of the game, the game will be awarded as a forfeit and game forfeit rules will apply

When a player is sent off the court, no replacement or team changes are permitted unless the player is the WD. In this instance another person on courtwill move to the WA position and their position will remain vacant

Insurance

Personal Accident Insurance Program has been specifically tailored by Willis Australia Limited to meet the needs of Indoor Sports Centres.

The link below provides more information and the policies full conditions are available from Ultimate Indoor Sports Pty Ltd or Indoor Sports NSW.

https://welcome2.willis.com/isnsw/default.aspx