People have many preconceptions about netball. Some of the myths surrounding this sport include that it’s totally non-contact, it’s uninteresting and it’s easy. All these three assumptions are false and the reason for these myths is pure ignorance. Read on to explore the truth behind the netball myths - and discover the reality of the game!

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Netball is non-contact

Although officially considered a non-contact sport, in contrast with say rugby, there’s still a lot of contact in a netball match. Most players are battered and bruised at the end of a game! Netball involves defending physically and this can mean blocking with plenty of pushing and contact.

Players sometimes fall over and bang into walls, as well as other players. Netball is a very physical game and good strength is needed to play at a high level. Just look at the elite players, as they will usually have plenty of muscle definition.

Netball is uninteresting

Some people claim netball is boring. This again is a false assumption and plain ridiculous. If a sport is entertaining or not is entirely subjective, but obviously, there is lots of excitement in a game of netball. Possession of the ball can change from one team to the other in a heartbeat, with fast and explosive play.

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There can be high numbers of goals scored with fast, skillful passes, incredible shots and clever positioning. Over 20 million people play netball around the world, so it’s obviously not a boring sport.

Movement and passing are just two types of skills that can be practiced using a netball drill training video, from experts such as
https://www.sportplan.net. These videos will show how engaging netball training can be.

Netball is easy

Netball is most definitely not easy to play. Although it is easy to get started and play a casual game with friends, to play at the highest level takes considerable skill, dedication, and talent. You need excellent fitness to play a 60-minute match, along with strength and agility. Fitness and strength training is required along with a 
high-energy diet.

Young players often start playing at school, which is how it gains its negative ‘school sport’ reputation. However, top-flight netball is a far cry from school netball. You should try this exciting and engaging sport and see for yourself

Published by Sunil Pandey