Thursday, September 03, 2015


         Have you heard? Netball demands a lot from its player. There are lots of things that is required if you are to play netball. These demands need to be fulfilled if you want to send a strong and assuring team to win the battles. Down here are the top key attributes, both physical and mental that you will be needing to play your game.


  • Speed – to dash across the court, catch and pass the netball and defend your opponent.
  • Strength – to apply great force when accelerating, jumping, or throwing the netball.
  • Agility – to rapidly change your position with precise control to dodge your opponents.
  • Balance – to maintain your centre of gravity when stationary, or moving around the netball court.
  • Flexibility – to twist and turn your body through a full range of movement to catch, pass and defend.
  • Athleticism – to maintain peak performance throughout a match without getting tired.
  • Coordination – using two or more body parts in sync to control the ball or move around the court.
  • Quick reflexes – so you can react to various events on the netball court quicker than the other players.


  • Confidence – to maintain positivity and belief that you can do what you trained to do. For example, shoot a goal, throw a pass or intercept a mid-air ball. Maintaining confidence is the ability to stay in control.
  • Positivity – to maintain optimism for achieving desirable results. Your feeling or mood can impact your own performance, as well as your team’s.
  • Tactical decision making – to assess and react to the various situations that arise during game play.
  • Sustained concentration – to maintain focus and resist distraction to achieve an outcome.
  • Disciplined – being aware of what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior. To conduct yourself appropriately on and off the court.
  • Mental toughness – dealing with strong emotions during the game. Using excitement, anger, and disappointment to improve, rather than interfere with your performance.
  • Persistent – maintaining performance during a game despite difficulty. This may come from emotional and physical pressure, opposition or setbacks during a match.