Can you pass the ball backwards, in a game?

Can you pass the ball backwards, in a game?

In a netball game, can you pass the netball backwards?

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Netball CoachCoach

Yes you defintely can. You can pass to any player on court providing you do not pass over a third. This means you can pass in any direction, backward, forward, sideways. Obviously your aim is to get the ball towards your attacking goal circle, but sometimes you need to reset (that is pass back).

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Netball CoachCoach

Yes, its not against the rules but not preferable

Lee-annes NetballCoach, Australia

yes. Netball does not have the same rule as in basketball that once over the halfway line you can not throw it back. you pass where you have a player free, but as Helen has already said, its always better to go forward than backwards as the goal is not behind you...lol

Netball CoachCoach

Yes you defintely can. You can pass to any player on court providing you do not pass over a third. This means you can pass in any direction, backward, forward, sideways. Obviously your aim is to get the ball towards your attacking goal circle, but sometimes you need to reset (that is pass back).

Josmonic Coach, Australia

Yes, you can pass the ball backwards. At times this can be benefical to allow the attacking players to reset. Examples being, passing back to GD or WD from the centre pass. (if WA/GA can`t get free) passing back to WD/GD if WA/C are off the circle and cannot pass to GS/GA. GA/GS out to far within the circle to shoot can pass back to WA/C to get closer to post.

Netball CoachCoach

Yes, there are no rules that restrict the direction of a pass.

Katie BluckPlayer, England

You can if it`s coming off side.

Netball CoachCoach

yes you can it just take longer for it to get down the court

ella Player, Australia

yes you cn pass the ball backwards

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