Netball - Primary
Bee Netball (adaption from former High 5 Netball)
England Netball have re-branded their junior netball formats to 'BEE NETBALL' . The adaption is designed to support the learning of the game in a way that is just right for the child's stage of development, not restrict the playing of the game.
There are 3 stages to Bee Netball:
'Buzzer' – years 1&2, 'Flier' – years 3&4 and 'Stinger' – Year 5&6.
The 'Stinger' format has effectively replaced High 5 Netball. The main rules are the same as for High 5 netball, with the exception that players can now defend the player in possession of the ball with their arms up, at a distance of 0.9m. They no longer have just 1 attempt to intercept the ball.
Squads should still be between 7-9, with maximum of 3 boys in the squad and maximum of 2 boys on court at any time.
The 'off court' roles have changed slightly during the rotations, to engage children when they are not playing on court. Off court roles can be allocated appropriately to the children you are involving, to maximise engagement and to embed the 'Bee Netball Beeliefs': 'Bee fair', 'Bee together', 'Bee proud', 'Bee strong'.
The off court roles are included in the rules (see below).