The Basic’s of 6’s
The court is narrower and shorter than a standard court and the surface is generally carpeted.
The court is in two halves rather than thirds in 7’s.
There is a re-start spot at the top of the shooting circle.
As there are only 6 players on court, the positions are slightly different.
In 6’s there are three playing positions with two of each of these positions on court.
Attack: This player is an attacking player and can shoot from both inside and just outside of the shooting circle.
Defence: This player is a defender and can go in their teams defending half of the court as well as inside of the shooting circle.
Link: This player is able to cover both halves of the court and acts as a mid-court player. They cannot go into the shooting circle but they can shoot from just outside.
Shooting and Scoring in 6’s
The shooting in this format of the game really adds to the excitement and with the opportunity to score 2 points from 1 shot, it really can turn the game around in just one pass!
From just outside the shooting circle either a Link or Attack can opt to shoot for 2 points. Adding further excitement is that when shooting, the ball must NOT hit the net behind the goal post (so not like basketball!)
An Attack can shoot for 1 point when inside the circle. The post is the same height as a standard netball post and players can defend the shot from both within and outside of the shooting circle.