Category Archives: Rules

Collecting the ball in an offside area.

Rule:  9.7 OFFSIDE

(i) A player is offside when the player enters a court area not designated for that player’s position. This applies whether the player has contact with the ball or not.

Sanction: Free pass.

This player – can’t collect the ball from an offside area.

Sanction must be a Free Pass in the Centre Third.  Your teammates need to collect the ball and throw it to you so you can take the Free Pass in the Goal Third where you as GK are allowed to play.

The WA is not allowed according to rule 9.7 to collect the ball from inside the goal circle to take the sanction outside the goal circle.  The shooters need to give the ball to her in order to set the sanction outside the goal circle.

Sanction: Free pass (inside the Goal Circle – WA offside)

(ii) A player may reach across and pick up a ball from an offside area or lean on the ball in an offside area, provided the player makes no physical contact with the ground in that area.

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Don’t be so hard on yourself!

NEW GRADING’S

Congratulations to all the new SA grading’s during the All Ages and the Telkom Junior Champs.  Biggest challenge is now to uphold that standard of umpiring and fitness every time you start a match.

I hope all of you have the following:

/umpire

and that you always give credit to those helping you to achieve your dream to become the BEST UMPIRE YOU CAN BE!!

If a new grading did not come your way:

Remember UMPIRING is a journey.  Never think you are only successful if you get a higher grading.

Enjoy every aspect of fitness/studying the rules/attending as many courses as you can/watch video’s/umpiring all levels of games.  Meet co-umpire’s at tournaments.  Make friends.

NEVER STOP LEARNING!

 

DID YOU KNOW?……

In Netball the ball has to be passed at least every three seconds. This results in the ball being passed (at an absolute minimum) 1,200 times a match.

Every time a player catches the ball, an umpire has to check seven things involving the player with the ball and their opponent (footwork, contact, how they got the ball, obstruction, offside etc.).

Almost simultaneously, the umpire has to look down the court and check other players are in their correct areas and are not blocking each other in their attempts to move. This could involve scanning 10 different players, while keeping one eye on the player with the ball and their opponent.

So that’s seven things, involving the player with the ball, plus potentially another 10 players to watch, each with three actions involved (contact, obstruction and offside).

That’s 38 different actions to watch for per pass, including the held ball rule. 38 times 1,200 passes equals 45,600 decisions umpires make per match. Even if that figure is split between the two umpires, that’s still 22,800 decisions each.

22,800 decisions a match! And that’s assuming players take the maximum three seconds to pass the ball. The real figure is probably much higher.

We need to respect our umpires! They are the ones out there giving it a go. And as the saying goes no umpire, no game. So next time you go to yell at an umpire or say something bad about them have a think of this and just think about it you were in their shoes.

 

Scenario to a Short Pass

Two players from the same team catching the ball “simultaneously”.

You can still have two players from same team catch the ball one before the other, as long as the 2nd player to catch the ball removes their hands then this would not be a short pass, however if the first player removed their hands and allowed the 2nd player to have the ball this would be a short pass.

Rule 9.5 Passing Distance

(ii) If two players from the same team gain possession of the ball in
quick succession, the second player’s hands must be removed or it
will be deemed to be a short pass.
Sanction: Free pass

Umpire calls:  Short Pass – Free Pass

Footwork – Dragging.

SCANNING IS IMPORTANT

Vision and Scanning are important to see if a player drags the landed foot.  Try to scan back to the player with the ball upon release of the ball.

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From the Rule Book:

9.6.3 Other Foot Movements
A player in possession of the ball may not:
(i) Drag or slide the landing foot.

Whistle + Signal (Terminology) Dragging-Free Pass

9.6 Footwork 9.6 3 (i) drag
In all other situations use footwork

MINOR ANSWERS

Hope you knew them all!!

WELL DONE..

1.What is the height of a Goal Post?

  3.05m

2.How wide is the Court Surround?

  3.05m

3.How long is the interval after full time – when the two teams need to play extra time to determine a   winner.

 4 minutes

4.Who is the Match Officials?

  Umpires

5.The GA wins the ball in a toss-up in the goal circle.  She/he decides to shoot and the shot is successful.

  Goal allowed

6.How long is the halftime interval for an hour match?

  8 or 12 minutes

7.The GD causes the goal post to move while defending the shot.  The GA takes up the ball and successfully shoots for goal.

  Advantage – would have been a Penalty Pass if the shot was not successful.

8.What is the sanction if a player takes the penalty in the goal third and the umpire has indicated centre   third?

  Free Pass – (Not set or incorrectly taken)

9.If the umpire indicated centre third and the player takes the ball in the goal third.  Where will the   sanction be set?

  Goal Third

10.The GD who has been penalized, indicate to her partner to defend the GA.  What is the sanction?

  Penalty Pass

DO YOU KNOW YOUR MINOR RULES?

**Watch a follow-up post for the answers and see if you got a perfect score.

1.  What is the height of a Goal Post?

2.  How wide is the Court Surround?

3.  How long is the interval after full time – when the two teams need to play extra time to   determine a winner.

4.  Who is the Match Officials?

5.  The GA wins the ball in a toss-up in the goal circle.  She/he decides to shoot and the shot   is successful.

6.  How long is the halftime interval for an hour match?

7.  The GD causes the goal post to move while defending the shot.  The GA takes up the ball and successfully shoots for goal.

8. 
What is the sanction if a player takes the penalty in the goal third and the umpire has indicated centre third?

9.  If the umpire indicated centre third and the player takes the ball in the goal third.  Where will the sanction be set?

10.  The GD who has been penalized, indicate to her partner to defend the GA.  What is the sanction?

Throwing the ball against the post – net!!

This is both legal!!

The GOALPOST consists of the pole and the net.

The post is placed so that the back of the pole is at the outside edge of the goal line.  The line is 5cm wide but the pole is between 6,5 and 10 cm.  The part sticking over is to the inside of the court, BECAUSE you can throw the ball against the pole and catch it again and you can throw the ball against the net and catch it again.

  1. Throwing against the pole as in the video.  Totally legal, just make sure there is no footwork infringement by the shooter.
  2. Throwing against the net as in the video. This takes place from a Throw In.  Totally legal, just make sure that the player first make contact with the court, before catching the ball from the net.

Teach this to your shooters and defenders.

Also:  nothing prevents the defender when she need to make a pass and the clock is ticking to throw the ball against the pole while standing on court and catching it again if she is not closely marked.