Rules & Regulations

INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT

¨       An umpire’s decision is final. Any player wishing to dispute an umpire’s call can discuss it at half time or after the game. If a player continues to backchat or argue with an umpire a “call forward” will be made to the advantage of the opposition. If a player continues to argue, play will stop until the player has left the court. The umpire will allocate the amount of time off the court eg 2 goals.

What constitutes ‘inappropriate conduct’:                                                

  • Directly arguing with the umpire                                     
  • Talking behind the play                                                                                 
  • Unduly rough play                                                                                 
  • Anything deemed inappropriate in the context by the umpire. 

¨       A player may not disrupt play by intimidation of any form. This includes guests of your team watching the game. Intimidation will be called if a player or guest calls out, yells, sneezes, coughs, deliberately being disruptive whilst the opposition is shooting for goals. A penalty goal will be awarded to the opposition’s team if this happens.

¨       Any player, who has been asked to leave the court, will be reported to Management who will contact the respective team captain during the week to discuss the situation.

¨       Any players ‘reported’ more than 3 times will be permanently excluded from the remainder of the season.

 

INJURIES

It is highly recommended that all participants have personal health insurance to cover any accident or injury incurred during participation in activities at Carlton Bath.

 

¨       To the extent permitted by law, Carlton Baths shall not be liable or responsible to you for any direct, indirect or consequential injury, loss or damage whatsoever and however arising. Acknowledging this risk you agree to use the centre and participate in the competition at your own risk.

¨       During stoppage of injury or illness both teams may make substitutions and/or changes if desired.

¨       BLOOD RULE - The bleeding player must leave the court immediately and receive first aid attention. When bleeding has stopped and is appropriately covered the player may return to court with permission from the umpire. Another player can replace the bleeding player until they are able to return to the court.

¨       It is the responsibility of the team captain together with the YMCA to administer first aid when required. Not the umpires. All injuries must be reported to reception or duty manager via the radio located in the stadium, by the umpire, injured person/s or the team captain.

PROTESTS

A team wishing to protest must:

¨      Not sign the score sheet and notify the supervisor on duty

¨      Protests must be put in writing and handed to the administrator within 48 hours of the match being played (includes email)

¨      The match supervisor will advise the teams of the result of the appeal and the decision will be final

STADIUM/COURT PARAMETERS

¨       Carlton Baths court is an enclosed court.

¨       The basketball rings at each end will be raised

¨       No food/drink is to be brought into the stadium apart from player water bottles.

 

RULE DEFINITIONS

¨       Starting the Game
The game commences with the first centre pass taken at the umpire's whistle. After each goal is scored, a new centre pass is taken alternatively by the two centre players, irrespective of who scores the goal. The umpire's whistle indicates the beginning and end of each quarter.

¨       Scoring a Goal
A goal is scored when a Goal Shooter or Goal Attack within the goal circle throws the ball completely through the goal ring. The umpire's whistle signals the goal is scored.

¨      Contact
A player cannot accidently or deliberately come into contact with another player in a way, which impedes their play. For example, pushing, charging, tripping, throwing the body against an opponent or using the ball to push or contact an opponent. Players must not hold an opponent, nor keep their elbows against another player.

¨      Contesting

Is when two players go for the ball at the same time. It is up to the umpire’s discretion if it is a contact or not.

¨      Obstruction
A player with arms extended cannot defend a player with the ball, closer than 0.9m (3 feet). This distance is measured from the first landed foot of the attacking player to the nearer foot of the defending player. A player may stand closer to an opponent without the ball provided their arms are not extended, but a player may not use intimidating actions against an opponent with or without the ball. If the attacking player lessens the distance in their throwing or shooting action, then the defending player is not considered to be obstructing because it was the attacking player and not the defending player who shortened the distance.

¨      Held Ball
A player must pass the ball or shoot for goal within three seconds of receiving the ball.

¨      Over a Third
The ball cannot be thrown over a complete third without being touched by a player in that third. The pass is taken from the third where the player gained possession. It does not matter if they step into an adjacent third to throw. A free pass is taken where the ball crossed the second transverse line.

¨      Offside
Players must stay within their designated playing areas. If a player goes offside, a free pass is awarded to the opposing team in the offside area. A player may reach over and take the ball from an offside area provided that no part of their body touches the ground in that area. When two opposing players go offside but neither touches the ball, they are not penalised.

¨      Out of Court
If a player has no contact with the ball they may stand or move out of the court, but must make contact with the playing area and have no other contact with anything outside the court before attempting to touch the ball again.

¨     Reversal of the Ball

Is when a player has left the court to get the ball and has not come onto the court for the throw in, or a player has been put out of play and is not standing beside there opponent before they release the ball

FOOTWORK

¨      a. One-Foot Landing
When a player lands on one foot they may step with the other foot, lift the landing foot, but must throw the ball before re-grounding the lifted foot. They may use the landing foot as a pivoting foot, stepping in any direction with the other foot as many times as they wish. Once the pivoting foot is lifted they must pass or shoot before re-grounding this foot. A player may jump from the landing foot onto the other foot and jump again, providing they throw the ball before re-grounding either foot. NB. A player cannot drag or slide the landing foot, or hop on either foot.

¨      b. Two-Foot Landing
If a player catches the ball and lands on both feet simultaneously, they may step in any direction with one foot, lift the other foot but must throw or shoot before re-grounding this foot. They may pivot on one foot, stepping in any direction with the other foot as often as they wish. Once the pivot foot is lifted they must throw the ball before re-grounding this foot. They may jump from both feet onto either foot, or step and jump but must throw or shoot before re-grounding either foot.

¨      Playing the Ball (or Replay)
A player who has possession of the ball may not bounce the ball and re-gain possession of the ball (replay it). If a player does not catch the ball cleanly, it may be allowed to bounce once to gain possession or batted or bounced to another team mate. After throwing the ball, a player cannot play it again until it is touched by another player, or rebounds off the goal post. A player cannot:
    -  punch, roll, kick or fall on the ball;
    -  gain or pass the ball in any way while lying, sitting or kneeling on the ground;
    -  use the goal post as a way to regain balance or as a support while stopping the ball from going out  of court.

 PASSES

¨      Short Pass
There must always be room for a third player to move in between the hands of the thrower and those of the receiver when passing. Passes that do not have this room are called short passes.

¨      Penalties
There are four types of penalties in netball: 1. Free pass 2. Penalty pass 3. Penalty pass or shot 4. Throw in

a. Free Pass

A free pass is awarded for infringements on the court involving one player. The pass is taken where the infringement occurred by any player who is allowed in the area. The offending player does not have to stand beside the thrower taking the pass. If a free pass is awarded in the goal circle, the shooter may only pass the ball - not shoot for goal.

b. Penalty Pass/Penalty Pass or Shot

A penalty pass is awarded for contact, intimidation and obstruction infringements. The pass is taken where the infringer was standing, except if it places the non-defending team at a disadvantage. Any player who is allowed in the area can take the pass. The penalised player must stand "out of play". That is, beside and away from the player taking the pass and makes no attempt to take part in play. This includes directing play, until the ball has left the throwers hands. If a penalty is given to a Goal Attack or Goal Shooter in the goal circle they are awarded a "penalty pass or shot".

c. Throw-In

When the ball goes out of court, it is thrown-in by an opponent of the team in the court that was last to touch it. The player taking the throw-in should place one or both feet behind the point where the ball crossed the line and make sure all other players are on the court before throwing the ball.

 

 OTHER

¨       All spectators, players and belongings need to be kept either in lockers at the centre or under the benches courtside for safety reasons. Water will be permitted on sidelines