Netball players are certainly a gutsy bunch. These are team players that know how to take the good with the bad. Their losses make them humble and their successes give them that buzz that makes life so exciting. Playing netball really can equip you for life – here are Team Colours’ five reasons why.
A netball girl knows how to make decisions, and fast. When you catch the ball in netball, you have only three seconds to find your feet, survey the court, assess the defence and find a suitable team mate to pass the ball to. That’s a lot of big decisions in a very small time frame that could cost the team the entire game. When it’s your time to shine, skills you have learnt from netball will help you to make accurate and speedy decisions that will allow you to keep playing.
Sucking it up
A netballer truly knows that sometimes you’ve just got to suck it up and get on with it. There will be times in your life when you’re not as good as the rest of your team, or you’re a little off your game. This is when you may be relegated to Wing Defence. Everybody has Wing Defence moments in life. Netball will teach you that you need to own these moments just as much as your time in Centre or Goal Attack. It’s all about making it your own and riding it out – netball will certainly teach you this.
A huge part of netball is interception and netballers will master this early on. Intercept too early or too late and you could lose the whole game. Timing is everything and knowing that every angle and every second can make a difference is certainly an important life lesson to take away.
Getting stuff done
Any netballer will tell you that it’s an incredibly fast paced game. Short, sporadic movement for over an hour makes for hard training, but offers fantastic results. Not only will your body benefit, but you’ll feel the benefits of being on the go. Come crunch time, netball will help you to develop your speed and efficiency.
We’re not just talking muscles here. Everyone knows the excellent benefits that joining a team sport can provide. However, netballers are also flexible enough to take on a number of different roles without a fuss. Netball positions are constantly reshuffled and reorganised in order to develop skills in all areas. Netballers have the variety of skills in order to have the confidence to take on a new challenge that is entirely out of their comfort zone. Learning flexibility with your team will help you both in your professional and personal life. So, what are you waiting for? Get your netball dress on, find your netball trainers and let’s get training!