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Lesson Plan: Year 7-8 Netball

Updated: Apr 7, 2023

Lesson Plan: Introduction to Netball Grade Level: Years 7-8 Subject: Health and Physical Education Curriculum Links:

  • Participate in physical activities and describe how regular participation can improve health and wellbeing (VCHPEP122)

  • Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (VCHPEP125)

  • Perform and refine specialised movement skills and complex movement sequences that involve a variety of stimuli and contexts (VCHPEP126)

  • Apply and adapt movement concepts and strategies with and without equipment (VCHPEP128)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the rules and basic skills of netball.

  • Develop netball skills such as passing, catching, and shooting techniques.

  • Understand the importance of teamwork and communication in netball.


  • Netball court

  • Netball posts

  • Netballs

  • Cones

  • Bibs

  • Whiteboard and markers

Introduction (5 minutes):

  • Recap the basic rules of netball with the class and briefly explain any new rules they will encounter in the lesson.

  • Introduce the learning outcomes and explain how they will be achieved through the lesson.

Warm-up (10 minutes):

  • Instruct students to jog around the netball court and gradually increase their speed.

  • Once the students are warmed up, set up a series of cones to create a circuit with various exercises, such as high knees, butt kicks, and side shuffles.

Instruction (20 minutes):

  • Demonstrate and explain netball skills and techniques, such as passing, catching, and shooting techniques.

  • Divide the class into small groups and assign each group a specific skill or technique to practice.

  • Encourage students to provide constructive feedback to their peers.

Gameplay (30 minutes):

  • Set up a mini game on the netball court.

  • Assign bibs to each team to differentiate between players.

  • Instruct students to play the game while applying the skills and techniques they learned earlier.

  • Encourage students to collaborate and communicate effectively within their team to achieve common goals.

Cool Down (5 minutes):

  • Instruct students to perform a few stretches to cool down their muscles.

  • Discuss the importance of teamwork and communication in netball.

  • Review the learning outcomes with the class and reflect on their achievements during the lesson.


  • Observe students throughout the lesson and provide feedback on their skill development, teamwork, and communication.

  • Conclude the lesson by asking students to reflect on their performance during the game and how they can further develop their netball skills in the future.

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