How netball can make you healthier

When thinking about the physical benefits of netball, the first health benefit is immediately obvious. Netball is a physical sport that will improve your fitness; however, did you know there are many other things that netball can help with, without you even realising? Read on to find out more about the ways netball can improve your life.

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Improving teamwork

As with most team sports, your team soon becomes like a second family. The amount of time and effort you all invest in training will bond you, as will winning a match alongside your teammates.

Not only will this improve your cooperation and teamwork skills but also the benefits of having a close-knit team can provide several mental benefits.

Fitness, strength and agility

As we have already touched upon, netball gives you a good workout. As you will know if you have watched any netball training drill videos from resources such as, you will be required to run, sprint, change direction and occasionally leap during the course of a game. Over time, you will find your fitness has improved through this exercise. The best part is that you probably won’t even notice you are exercising, as you are having so much fun!

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Netball will also improve your flexibility. This is simply through the amount of moving and stretching you will do naturally throughout the game, not to mention through training and drills.

It is an all-inclusive sport

Many think that netball, amongst other sports, is a young person’s game. Today, this is simply not the case, with the sport targeted at all ages. If you have not quite got the mobility you once had, there are tailored versions of the game, such as walking netball, that will enable you to participate and have just as much fun. The fact that netball is for all ages makes it very inclusive and provides major benefits for all generations.

Hand-eye coordination

In addition to improving your fitness, netball will require you to pass and block the ball, which will require coordination. Don’t worry if you don’t have it at first, as the sport will definitely help you in improving this!

These are just a few of the many benefits of playing netball. Why not give it a go today and see what it can do for you?