From September 2000 the game of High 5 Netball was the recognised format for netball for players at Primary schools. High 5 is a version of netball with up to nine players (boys and girls) in each team with 5 on court at any one time in rotation. Those standing off encompass the techniques of umpiring, scoring and coaching. The game can be summarised as follows:
- It is FUN
- It is a player centred approach
- It promotes fair play participation and enjoyment
- It provides experience of all the skills of netball
- It is based on sound advice from experts and educationalists
- It replaces the many varieties of junior rules
- It sits within Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum
- It is complimentary to the full seven a side game
- It reaches a much wider number of potential players
High 5 is the massively popular entry game of netball. It’s a great way for kids to get active, enjoy themselves and make new friends. It’s designed specifically for children, aged 9-11, and uses fun and variety to get them into the game, polish skills and aid fitness.
With 5 players on court, and up to four off-court roles, High 5 enables you to engage more kids, more of the time. Off-court players take on roles such as time keeping and scoring.
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 and makes for fitter more adaptable players as they get older. This website has all of the information you need to set up High 5 games including the rules and FREE downloadable resources. So join in the fun, get your school or club involved and PLAY HIGH 5 NETBALL.
High 5 in Hertfordshire is being delivered in clubs and Primary Schools. Working in partnership with the Sports Development Officers in each local authority, a roll out plan is created and supported. The coaches work with the primary school teachers in the delivery of the Herts Netball Association High 5 Resource Pack to their children. This can be in curriculum time or in an after school club. Both are successful formats.
In this way, a sustainable environment for High 5 Netball is established in most schools. A new innovation from the 2003/4 season was to integrate the roll out into the Specialist Sports Colleges and partnership Schools networks. This enables secondary schools to encourage their students with JSLA, CSLA and Young Netball Organiser Awards to use them in a practical manner.
Dacorum established a central 32 team High 5 League in the twilight period after school, with parents and teachers all involved. The Cavendish Specialist Sports College is also involved. The other local authorities support the development and delivery of High 5''''s. Broxbourne now has a league run by Turnford Netball Club. Stevenage has had some delivery involving Marriotts Specialist Sports College. There are many leagues now that are dedicated to H5''''s competition. Including the Herts school games where a team from every district comes to compete in the county school''''s competition.