Suncorp NetSetGO Rules

In 2018, Netball Australia will introduce the new GO Tier for 9-10 year old Suncorp NetSetGO participants.

Below is a table to help identify the differences in rules between the Set and GO Tiers where modified games are introduced.

Still unsure? You can have a read of our GO Tier frequently asked questions, or contact your state member organisation.

   

Set Tier

(7-8 year olds)

 

Go Tier

(9-10 year olds)

 

Netball

Match Duration   ·         4 x 8 minute quarters. ·         4 x 10 minute quarters. ·         4 x 15 minute quarters.
Goal post   ·         2.4m high. ·         2.4m – 3.05m high. ·         3.05m high.
Ball   ·         Size 4. ·         Size 4. ·         Size 5.
Time to pass ball   ·         Up to 5 seconds. ·         Up to 4 seconds. ·         Up to 3 seconds
Short Pass   ·         Ball must be thrown (not handed) to another player.

·         If two players from the same team gain possession of the ball in quick succession, this is not considered a short pass.

·         Ball must be thrown (not handed) to another player.

·         If two players from the same team gain possession of the ball in quick succession, this is not considered a short pass.

·         Rule 9.5.1 Short Pass (Rules of Netball Page 50)

 

Replayed ball   ·         A player who fumbles while gaining possession of the ball will not be considered to have replayed the ball.

·         A player may bat or bounce the ball up to 2 times to gain possession.

·         While the usual rules for replayed ball apply, consideration must be given to the age and skill level of the players in determining whether a player has control of the ball (i.e. – some fumbling should be expected and allowed). ·         Rule 9.4 Playing the Ball (Rules of Netball Page 48)

 

Footwork   ·         1-2 steps to regain balance allowed. ·         Shuffling on the spot to regain balance allowed, without moving down the court. ·         Rule 9.6 Footwork (Rules of Netball Page 51)
Offside   ·         A player who moves into an incorrect playing area and self-corrects should not be penalised for offside.

·         Players may “play on” in the case of simultaneous offside (one player touches the ball), rather than a toss up being taken.

·         Players should be given guidance if they move into offside areas and should not be penalised at the first instance.  If a player regularly goes offside, even after guidance is given, they may be penalised.

·         Usual offside rule applies, with consideration given to the age and skill level of the players.

·         Players may “play on” in the case of simultaneous offside (one player touches the ball), rather than a toss up being taken.

·         If a player regularly goes offside (and does not seem aware that they are breaking the rules), they should be given guidance about the correct playing area/s for their position when penalised.

·         Rule 9.7 Offside (Rules of Netball Page 53)
Breaking   ·         A player who breaks on the centre pass should not be penalised for breaking. ·         Players should be given guidance if they break on the centre pass and should not be penalised at the first instance.  If a player regularly goes offside, even after guidance is given, they may be penalised. ·         Rule 8.2.1 Positioning of Players for Centre Pass (Rules of Netball Page 36)
Defending   ·         Strict one-on-one defence.

·         Players may not defend a shot at goal.

·         Strict one-on-one defence.

·         Players may defend a shot at goal.

·         Other forms of defence may be introduced.
Obstruction   ·         Players should be given guidance if they are obstructing (i.e. defending from a distance of less than 1.2m or have arms away from the body so as to limit the movement of an opponent and should not be penalised at the first instance.

·         If a player regularly obstructs, even after guidance is given, they may be penalised.

·         A player must defend from a distance of no less than 1.2m.

·         A player who is within 1.2m of an opponent cannot use movements that take the arms away from the body so as to limit the possible movement of an opponent.

·         Rule 11 Obstruction (Rules of Netball Page 57)

 

 

Centre Pass   ·         Centre pass is taken by the non-scoring team. ·         Alternate centre pass. ·         Rule 8.2 Centre Pass (Rules of Netball Page 36)
Substitutions   ·         The game time should be evenly distributed amongst all players.

·         A team can make unlimited substitutions at any time.

·         Players should experience all positions over the course of the program/season.

·        The game time should be evenly distributed amongst all players.

·        A team can make unlimited substitutions at any time.

·        Players should experience all positions over the course of the program/season.

·        Rule 9.1 Substitutions and team changes (Rules of Netball Page 44)
Penalty Pass   ·         Player taking the penalty pass must stand in the correct position and wait for the offending player to stand out of play before passing. ·         Player taking the penalty pass must stand in the correct position and wait for the offending player to stand out of play before passing. ·         Rule 7.1.3 Conditions for Penalty Pass (Rules of Netball Page 32)
Advantage   ·         The advantage rule should not be applied, with the exception of advantage goal. ·         The advantage rule should not be applied, with the exception of advantage goal. ·         Rule 7.2 Advantage (Rules of Netball Page 34)
Game Management   ·         Game Management section does not apply. ·         Game Management section does not apply. ·         Rule 13 Game Management (Rules of Netball Page 62)
Coaching   ·         The coach may enter the field of play to provide players with immediate feedback as required.

·         If the game is one-sided, coaches should use any means necessary to ensure a good experience for all players. This could include:

o   Rotation of players into positions they don’t usually play.

o   Rest more skilled players.

·         The coach may move along the sideline (but may not interfere with the umpire) to provide players with immediate feedback as required.

·         If the game is one-sided, coaches/umpires should use any means necessary to ensure a good experience for all players. This could include:

o   Centre pass is taken by non-scoring team.

o   Rotation of players into positions they don’t usually play.

o   Rest more skilled players.

·         Rule 5.1 Team (Rules of Netball Page 20)
Awards and Scoring   ·         No scores should be kept and no finals are played.

·         No best and fairest awards should be awarded.

·         Scores may be kept but no ladder produced; no finals are played.

·         No best and fairest awards should be awarded.

·         Scores and ladders may be kept and finals played.

·         Best and fairest awards maybe awarded.

 

The procedure for making a substitution during play is:

  • Before entering the court, the substitute shall tag the player leaving the court.
  • Both the substitute and the player leaving the court shall not interfere with the play during the substitution process.
  • Both the substitute and the player leaving the court shall observe the Offside rule when leaving or entering the court.
  • Players should be substituted into either only attack positions or only defence positions for the duration of the game.

Scoring: Scores may be kept but no ladder produced. No finals matches should be played. Each participant in the competition should be given a memento of participation e.g. a medal.