The home team listed on the score sheet starts with the ball in the transverse field. There is to be 5 players on the court from each team, with two allowed in the goal square at any one time. If playing in a mixed team, one male and one female are allowed in the goal square at any one time. There are no set positions or thirds, so players can move around as required, and pass the ball as long as they can. Diving on the ball is also allowed. Players can pass from the sand, or stand in their position before passing the ball.
Each team has to cross the traverse line, before they become eligible to score. Once the ball crosses the traverse line it becomes their court, and they can score from within the goal square for 1 point, or outside the goal square for 3 points. Anyone can score, so pass the ball as often as you need, and shoot from anywhere you think you can make the shot.
Once a team scores a goal the opposing team starts with the ball behind the end goal line. They are required to take the ball down the court and across the traverse line before they can attempt to score themselves. This also applies to an intercept, as you can only score once you have crossed the traverse line and gained possession of the court.
Beach Netball consists of two x 5 minute halves, with a break in between. Play will not stop during the halves, and subs can be made at any time, this also applies to injuries. Play will continue unless it is deemed to be unsafe to continue.
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