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Can a GS or GA receive a pass off goal post?

I had someone ask me if you are allowed to do this in a game. I thought if it was accidental it was ok but if it's on purpose and something they do regularly that shouldn't be allowed. What are the rules on this? Thank you.

HI Sharon. This is a ligitmate move.  The goalpost can be used as a means of passing to the GA or back to yourself (provided you are on court prior to catching/touching the ball again).  (rule 13.1 ii a player may gain or regain control of a ball if it rebounds from the goalpost)

I was under the impression that once it has hit the post it has to bounce before you can pick it up again.  Is this no the case?

 

It doesn't have to bounce (just as it doesn't have to bounce when re-taking a ball after a missed shot). As long as it has touched the post, ring or net, and the player is on court, it's ok. OftenG  the ball does bounce when the post is used to play a throw-in to yourself, but that is more due to the better chance of regathering a gentle low lob into the post, while having time to re-enter the court. 

Im not sure the original question was just about the throw in - in general play  you can catch the ball as it bounces from the post - as in a rebound for example - but you can't use the post to help trap the ball, or prevent yoursefl from going out of court or falling over by leaning against it. That would be pulled up by an umpire as 'using the post'. 

one of my players did this recently got pulled up for a short pass.

Even if you use the goal post there must be room for another player to move between the passing player and the post or it is a short pass.  Have never ever in 40 years of netball come across someone deliberately cirecting the ball at the post except in the throw in situation which doesn't happen very often.  

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