Netball Australia has created a range of resources to support the development of umpires at all levels.

Rules of Netball

Equal opportunity, fair play and respect for an opponent’s skill and safety.

Those are the core values that the Rules of Netball are based on. To respect these values, it is the responsibility of:

  • Players to make sure they are physically and technically prepared to play the game, comply with the rules and take part safely and fairly
  • Coaches or teachers of the game to make sure that players are prepared in way that complies with the rules, as well as having an understanding of sporting behaviour and safe practices
  • Umpires to apply the rules of the game with impartiality, fairness and consistency
  • Controlling bodies, at all levels, to make sure the game is conducted and developed in accordance with disciplined and sporting behaviour.

What’s new in the Rules of Netball

The International Netball Federation introduced a new edition of the Rules of Netball in August 2015, which applies to international matches, and all affiliated competitions and events in Australia.

In July 2017, there were some small changes made based on feedback from member countries to provide further clarity around aspects of the Rules that were uncertain in practice. These amendments will apply from January 1 2018.

Netball Australia has developed a video series to explain the amendments to the rules, which can be watched here.

To purchase the rule book please go to the NNSW online store

Rules of Netball overview and supporting resources

 

Courses available on MyNetball

Bench Officials Education Course

Bench Officials have an important role to play – they are responsible for ensuring the correct score is recorded, the correct time is played and other match details are recorded accurately.

The Bench Officials Education Course has been designed to assist you in learning the skills and knowledge required to fulfil all Bench Official roles.

The Bench Officials Education course is a pre-requisite for obtaining the State Bench Official Accreditation and subsequently the National Bench Officials Accreditation.

Club Champions

This course provides information and skills for you to manage alcohol usage and consumption in your life.

It’s aimed mainly for young, emerging high performance players, but anybody is welcome to enrol in the course and learn about the different ways that alcohol can negatively impact on an athlete’s current and future prospects within netball.

Community Coaching General Principles

The course is aimed at first time and beginner coaches (eg. parents). The course contains four modules and will take approximately four hours to complete.

There is assessment included within each module of the course.

Expect respect – Community (Netball community members)

Suitable for Netball community members aged 18 years+, including coaches, umpires, volunteers, administrators and parents.

This course provides information and skills to assist you in maintain healthy relationships throughout your life. It’s aimed mainly for young, emerging high performance players and the general netball community but anybody is welcome to enrol in the course to learn more about respectful relationships.

Expect respect – Young adult (Players 18-25 years)

This course provides information and skills to assist you in maintain healthy relationships throughout your life. It’s aimed mainly for young, emerging high performance players and the general netball community but anybody is welcome to enrol in the course to learn more about respectful relationships.

Expect respect – Youth (players 13-17 years)

This course provides information and skills to assist you in maintain healthy relationships throughout your life. It’s aimed mainly for young, emerging high performance players and the general netball community but anybody is welcome to enrol in the course to learn more about respectful relationships.

Mentoring

Welcome to Netball Australia’s mentoring online course which has been developed in conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission for people who work with coaches, umpires and officials at all levels.

This Mentoring course is designed for Coaches, Umpires and Bench Officials.

Netball Inclusion Course

The course aims to provide everyone from the netball community with information, strategies and best practice ideas to help you:

  • Create more inclusive and accessible netball environments that cater for the range of backgrounds, cultures, ages and abilities of people in your community.
  • Support your Club and Association to create a more welcoming, inclusive netball environment for your Members, as well as those new to our game

Select for Netball Success

This course will take you through the principles and practices of netball selection. Netball is a team game however the performance of individual athletes and the combination of athletes in playing positions is critical to the success of the team.

This course is aimed for any netball selector or coach commencing the process of team selection, but anybody is welcome to enrol in the course and learn about the principles and practices that may be used to select netball athletes for a squad or team.

 

 

Resources

MyNetball Learning Enrolment Instructions

National Codes of Behaviour

National Umpire Development Framework (2018)

Netball Australia High Performance Umpire Pathway_2017 Edition

Netball Australia Badge Competencies

Netball Australia Trademark Behaviours

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources