At Icanwin, we uniquely offer two different forms of netball club. Open to all children in key stage two, we are able to provide a ‘High 5’ netball club or a standard 7 aside netball club. Club types will be chosen based on the amount of children within the club alongside the needs of the children as a group. Both types offer the children the chance to learn and perfect key netball skills which can easily be transferred into other core sports too.
Why choose netball?
Netball is a game that girls of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy, plus it is one of the most popular female sports in South Africa. Good teamwork is essential for success in netball because the player with the ball cannot control the flow of the game and relies on her team mates to create opportunities. Players catch, throw and jump for a ball, and are required to run into and create space. It is about doing the simple things correctly every time. Not only is it fun, but it also builds fitness of the heart and lungs and is good for overall muscular development
With 5 players on court, and with up to four off-court roles - High 5 enables you to engage more children, more of the time. Off-court players take on roles such as time keeping and scoring – which ensure children receive a more rounded view of the sport.
High 5 can be for mixed or single-sex teams with a maximum of two boys on court at any one time. A key part of High 5 is players rotating round positions. This means that all young people get to experience every position on court; helping to create fitter and more adaptable players as they get older. The rules of High 5 are simple and are based on the key rules within a 7 aside game. Positions vary slightly yet it uses many of the key skills and can be used as a stepping stone towards the more complete sport of Netball. .
A 7 aside club, is simply a standard netball club where our expert Icanwin coaches will teach the group the key rules and skills within a netball game. They will highlight the aim of the game - scoring more goals than the opposing team and teach them to two key phases within each game: attack and defence. They will learn about the tactics and team skills involved when attacking, focusing on moving down the court by passing the ball to each other, to reach the goal line and score in the ring. Additionally, they will learn about key defence positions and the most effective way to prevent the other team from scoring.
Plus, although netball is not considered a contact sport, the likelihood of personal contact is high. The children will learn to encourage each other to stick to the rules and play a “clean” game, to avoid unnecessary contact and possible serious injury. Through the club the children will develop a passion for netball, and will be able to share their good spirit and energy when playing.
Three top tips for any position within netball:
Dodge - This is a quick and sharp movement, usually from a stationary position, aimed at wrong-footing the opponent.
Change of direction- being able to change direction quickly will assist the player to create space and often wrong-foot their opponent.
Change of pace - sometimes players can’t beat their opponents using the dodge or direction change tactic. In such cases a change of speed is the best way to get free.
7 reasons why your child should stay active with ICanWin Sports
- 01.Healthy body Regular physical activity helps build and maintain strong, healthy muscles, bones and joints along with helping kids achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
- 02.Better Academic and social skills Research shows that exercise promotes improved school attendance and enhances academic performance also aids in the development of important interpersonal skills.
- 03.Healthy Mind Exercise helps improve motor coordination and enhances the development of various motor performance skills.
- 04.Disease prevention Participating in regular physical activity prevents or delays the development of many chronic diseases and promotes health.
- 05.Better sleep Exersice improves the quantity and quality of sleep.
- 06.Happier children Kids who exercise have greater self-esteem and better self-image. Children who are active report fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression and a better overall mood.
- 07.Fun, Fun, Fun Ikanwin staff work very hard to ensure that kids are learning and having the best time possiable. Staying active is important and should be as much fun as possiable