Nova Rules

What rules of Netball are different for Nova Netball?

RULE NETBALL NOVA NETBALL
Match duration 4 x 15 min quarters 4 x 10 min quarters
Goal Post 3.05m (10 feet) in height 2.4m (8 feet) in height
Ball Size 5 of composite leather or all leather Size 4 of composite leather or all leather
Time to pass ball Up to 3 seconds Up to 6 seconds
Stepping Strict application of footwork rules Shuffling on the spot allowed to gain balance before throwing, without moving down the court
Defending A variety of defending tactics employed Strict ‘one on one’ defence. Undefended shot of goal
Obstruction A player defending a player from the opposing team in possession of the ball must defend from a distance of 0.9m (3 feet) A player defending a player from the opposing team in possession of the ball must defend from a distance of 1.2m (4feet)
Obstruction/Contact A player who contact or obstructs player from the opposing team must stand out of play whilst the penalty pass or shot is taken A player who contacts or obstructs will not be stood out of play. The umpire will blow whistle for the infringement but will allow the player to continue after a brief explanation
Substitutions A team of up to 10 players may make unlimited interchanges at ¼, ½, and ¾ time intervals.  All playing positions are rotated at the end of each quarter.  Each player should experience every playing position.  All players must play a minimum of 2 quarters
Awards & Scoring Scores should not be recorded. No final matches should be replayed. Each participant in the competition should be given a memento of participation