Training video: ultimate drill

Regularly repeating this netball fitness drill will not only improve your hand-eye coordination, but improve your core fitness.

Sit-Ups With Passing

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Netball Training Video: Basic Shot Technique
Netball Training Video: 
Overhead Defence Drill
Netball Training Videos: Leg Warm-Up Exercises

We run netball league in venues multiple cities across the UK. Select a city below to find out more:

North EastPlay Netball In Leeds | Play Netball In Sheffield
North WestNetball In Liverpool | Netball In Manchester
ScotlandNetball In Edinburgh | Netball In Glasgow
SouthPlay Netball In Oxford | Play Netball In Portsmouth | Play Netball In Reading | Play Netball In Southampton
South EastPlay Netball In Brighton
South WestPlay Netball In Bath | Play Netball In Bristol
WalesPlay Netball In Cardiff

Training videos: Passing & catching drills

Passing & catching are two skills that every netball player should always practice and develop. Here are a series of netball passing and catching drills that will help develop your abilities in this area of the game.

Bounce Pass

Shoulder Pass

Chest Pass

Gentle Hands Passing

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Netball Training Video: Basic Shot Technique
Netball Training Video: Overhead Defence Drill
Netball Training Videos: Leg Warm-Up Exercises

We run netball league in venues multiple cities across the UK. Select a city below to find out more:

North EastPlay Netball In Leeds | Play Netball In Sheffield
North WestNetball In Liverpool | Netball In Manchester
ScotlandNetball In Edinburgh | Netball In Glasgow
SouthPlay Netball In Oxford | Play Netball In Portsmouth | Play Netball In Reading | Play Netball In Southampton
South EastPlay Netball In Brighton
South WestPlay Netball In Bath | Play Netball In Bristol
WalesPlay Netball In Cardiff

Training videos: leg warm-up drills

It’s important that your body is warmed up ahead of your netball matches to reduce the risk of injury. Here are a series of netball warm-up drills that will keep your legs limber and ready for the rigours of your game.

High Skips

Hip Mobility

Dynamic Stretch

Sumo Squats

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Netball Traing Video: Basic Shot Technique
Netball Training Video: Overhead Defence Drill

Top 3 basketball trick shot videos on the web

You’ve probably seen a few basketball trick shots by now if you’ve been on the web for a few years, but none like these. Check out these crazy basketball shots in the videos and gifs below!

Long Range Libertowski

19 year old Kevin Libertowski from Ohio makes long range shooting even easier than Steph Curry does. Check out his unbelievable technique below:

NOT AGAIN BORIS! WHAT? BOR…M…G!

Boris Johnson doesn’t have a great sporting pedigree. The Foreign Secretary accidentally headbutted an ex-professional footballer in the groin during a charity soccer matech and bundled over a schoolboy during a Rugby World Cup promotional tour training session in Japan. But his one sporting success came during the London promotional launch of the Euroleague Final Four tournament in 2013. Take a look below:

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Hi-Definition Dunking

Freestyle group Lords of Gravity perform some of the best trampoline-assisted dunks routines in the world. Check out their awesome 4k HD edit below:

If the above has inspired you to play basketball, check out our leagues in London.

Are you a UK super fan of basketball? Here are 5 things you may relate to

5 signs you’re obsessed with basketball

You watch all the big games in the middle of the night…every single week!

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Being a fan of professional basketball in the UK is harder than in the US. For one, thanks to the time difference, you have to watch the big games in the middle of the night. Sometimes your mates join you, but aren’t as passionate about the game as you are.

You send basketball emojis to your friends on Facebook Messenger…just to play that game

Basketball emoji game

Playing this is more entertaining than talking to your mates anyway

You’ve watched every GB game at the Copper Box

Copper Box

While most of your friends have never heard of the Copper Box, it’s become your home away from home.

When you go bowling you always head straight for the arcade section to play this

You’ve always dreamt of nailing a slam dunk in one of these.

You won’t hear anything negative said against Space Jam

Space Jam

Michael Jordan, R Kelly and Bugs Bunny made the ultimate movie…end of argument

Thinking about playing basketball with Go Mammoth? Here are 10 reasons why you should.

Find out more about our basketball league levels

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Go Mammoth Basketball Policies

TEAM SIZE

Each team shall field no more than 5 players on the court at one time. There is no limit on squad size. If playing in a mixed sex league, your team must have a minimum of two females playing at all times.

FORFEITS

Teams will have until 5 minutes past the designated start time to field a legal team.
Shorthanded teams may play a legal game with a minimum of 3 players.

For every minute a team is late past the designated start time, the opposing team will be awarded one basket (2 points).  This is providing a team has the required number of players on the court and ready to play.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Team substitutions are ‘rolling,’ meaning they can be made at any point in the game.

There is no limit on the amount of substitutions per team/per game.  The substituted player must be off the court before a new player comes on.

RINGERS

If a team has at least 3 rostered players, they are legally allowed to pick up ringers to make a team of 5, however they may not pick up any players to exceed a team of 5 (no substitutes). If your team is short you cannot pick up subs, unless it is agreed with the opposition and the refs BEFORE THE GAME BEGINS.

Ringers are not allowed at all in the Play Offs and Finals unless they have played 2 games for your team in the regular season, and have signed on your team waiver.

TIME

Play is divided into (2) 17 or 18 minute halves, or (4) 8 minute quarters (depending on time). There will be a running clock throughout the game. If a game is closer than 10 points, the clock will stop in the last 2 minutes of the game. If games have to be shortened (for injuries, incidents etc.) the time will not be added on and the result will stand.

Each team will be rewarded 1 time out per game.

TIES

Ties in the regular season will be decided by a 1 minute overtime period. If teams are still tied after the overtime period, the game will remain a tie.

Playoff ties will be decided by 1 minute overtime periods until a winning team is produced, up to 3 overtime periods. If after 3 overtime periods there is still no winner, a “golden basket” 1 minute overtime period will occur (next basket wins!)

STANDINGS

When two or more teams have equal points after playing the same amount of games, table positions are calculated using head-to-head results between the teams rather than overall points difference for the league. For a more detailed breakdown see the below download link to the FIBA basketball rules document.

RULES

Play will abide by FIBA European rules and players should ask the referee for any clarifications.

Get the most up-to-date rules guide here

PERSONAL/TEAM FOULS

Personal and Team fouls will be recorded for all leagues. Players will “foul-out” after being awarded their fifth personal foul. All technical fouls will be recorded as personal fouls. If a player fouls out and the team has no replacements/subs, the team cannot just pick up a spare player from another team. The team have to play a man down (unless the opposing team agree).
A team will be awarded two free throws on the eighth team foul of each half and on any following fouls in the remainder of the half. If playing quarters, two free throws will be rewarded on the 5th team foul for the remainder of the quarter. All shooting fouls are 2 shot fouls unless the shooter is attempting a 3 point shot, where they will receive 3 shots.

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TECHNICAL FOULS

Technical fouls are counted as personal fouls.  Any individual that is assessed two technical fouls will be sin-binned for 2 minutes.  Depending on the severity of the technical foul a player can be sin-binned for 2 minutes after being assessed 1 technical foul.

If a player is sin-binned then the team will play with 4 players during the period.

All technical fouls result in 2 free throws and ball possession.

JEWELLERY

Any and all dangerous jewellery worn by players must be removed before tip-off. The referees have final say on what constitutes dangerous, and have the power to remove any players from the game who do not comply with this rule.

PLAYOFFS

Playoffs will follow the last week of the regular season and will be single elimination.

Seeding – Teams will be seeded based upon a points system.  Teams will be awarded 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 1 point for a loss and 0 for a forfeit.

Ringers – Ringers can be used during normal season play in order to field a full team (5), but are NOT allowed during the playoffs/finals unless have played 2 games for your team in the regular season and have signed on your team’s waiver.

Playoff Games – Playoff games will follow the same format during regulation as the regular season.  If teams are tied at the end of time in a playoff game then 1 minute overtime periods will be played until a winner is decided (see above).

Check out our basketball league levels of play
10 reasons to Go Mammoth for basketball

Sign up to play basketball in London

10 reasons to Go Mammoth For Basketball

Whether you already have a Basketball team and you just want to join play a few matches, or you are on your own and want to join a Basketball London club, we have the league for you:

Biggest and the best

We have the largest number of basketball leagues in London – for good reason. Currently, Go Mammoth is the market leader in venue coverage, with our basketball leagues spanning the capital. Just check out our list of venues above to find a basketball league near you.

Professional officiating

We want to keep your basketball games as official as possible, while still creating an enjoyable atmosphere. At each of your basketball league games you’ll see two official basketball referees and one table official to ensure fair play.

Levels of play

Our basketball leagues range from super social to All-Star level . If you’ve just begun playing the sport, you may want to join one of our recreational basketball league. On the other hand, if you’ve been playing the game for years, you may want to join one of our intermediate basketball teams for a more competitive atmosphere. Once you’ve won an intermediate league a couple of times, your team will be eligible for the All-Star league.

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Stay in touch with team members

You can contact your basketball team with our easy online team management software. Here you can check your fixtures and standings within seconds!

You’ll become much fitter! 

Basketball is great way to get out and exercise, regardless of your level of play. Because our basketball club is friendly, competitive and fun we think it is an excellent way to break up your daily gym routine!

Individuals welcome

If you can’t get a team together for one of our basketball leagues, we can place you on a team filled with other individual sign ups. All of our individual teams are welcoming and friendly!

Affordable leagues

Gym membership burning a hole in your wallet? Join one of our basketball leagues across London for an affordable and fun way to stay in shape.

Win prizes

If your basketball team wins any of our London leagues there are great prizes up for grabs.

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Make new friends

Playing in one of our basketball leagues is a great way to meet new people around London. Our basketball teams strike a great balance between fun and competition.

Great social scene

Why not relax after your basketball league with a bunch of your mates? Our Mammoth sponsor bars offering great deals near to all of our basketball league locations

 

Which basketball league level is right for me?

Whether you’re stepping out onto the court for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro, this guide will help you decide what basketball league level is for you:

RECREATIONAL

Perfect for those who have had a few years off, or are looking to try a new sport. It is ideal for helping you to get back into the game, or learning and improve your skills. At recreational level you get a good standard of competition in which to learn new skills and tactics from friends and opponents whilst still competing in a fully officiated environment.

INTERMEDIATE

Get your game face on and get in the zone! This level is for those players who ‘have played quite a bit in the past’ – think school, university, club play. Players tend to have solid knowledge of rules and tactics and as such expect to face some high quality competition. This is a great level for teams who thrive on the pure competition of sport and want to begin their journey towards becoming professional legends!

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ALL STARS

Invite only (i.e. GO Mammoth will invite your team to participate in this exclusive league if we think you have what it takes – usually this means your team would have won multiple leagues). Designed for the “best of the best” , the cream of the crop, the equivalent of the NBA for GO Mammoth. Takes place on the best basketball courts in the country! Does your team have what it takes to become Champions?

Training video: Overhead pass defence drill

Netball is a game about concentration, alertness and incredibly sharp reflexes. This drill will help improve you your defensive skills.

Want to know more about the netball positions? Find the perfect netball position for you

Netball Training Video: Basic shot technique

We run netball league in venues multiple cities across the UK. Select a city below to find out more:

 

North EastPlay Netball In Leeds | Play Netball In Sheffield
North WestNetball In Liverpool | Netball In Manchester
ScotlandNetball In Edinburgh | Netball In Glasgow
SouthPlay Netball In Oxford | Play Netball In Portsmouth | Play Netball In Reading | Play Netball In Southampton
South EastPlay Netball In Brighton
South WestPlay Netball In Bath | Play Netball In Bristol
WalesPlay Netball In Cardiff

Could a two point shot be introduced to netball?

Netball Australia are launching a new national league in 2017 and will be introducing a new tactical time out rule to matches. But how’s this for a game changer: in 2018 the league body could give a trial to a revolutionary new rule – a two point shot.

Under proposals from Netball Australia, a new two point scoring zone will be marked within the shooting circle. If a player scores while standing within this zone, their goal will be worth two points.

However it appears that fans of the game may need convincing about the new scoring system; Netball Australia surveyed fans, players and umpires and received a mixed response to the potential changes.

So it appears we still may be a way off from what would arguably the biggest game-changer to netball yet. Check out netball’s latest rule changes to see how the sport has evolved in 2016.