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Netball positions. For beginners

Is it hard to learn the positions in netball?
Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Hi Maddie, 

Not at all, especially not with Sportplan. Check out our players roles section. Here we provide each position with a visual diagram of where they are allowed and explain what that position does. I have also provided a simple summary below: 
- GK marks GS - these two positions can only go in ONE third (the end third) but they can also go in the circle 
- GD marks GA - these two positions can go in TWO thirds (the end third and middle third) but they can also go in the circle 
- WD marks WA -  these two positions can go in TWO thirds (the end third and middle third) but they CANNOT go in the circle 
- C - this position has the most freedom as they are allowed in ALL thirds but NOT in the circle 

A top tip I would give is if you have a 'G' on your bib, standing for 'goal' - so GS, GA, GD or GK - this means you CAN go into the circle. If you do not have a 'G' on your bib - so WA, WD, C - this means you CANNOT go into the circle. 

Hope this helps!

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