The International Netball Federation stipulates a maximum of 12 players per team, but only a total of seven may be on the court at any given time. At least five players from each team must be present on court to proceed with a standard game.
Implemented in 2012, the international netball format Fast5 restricts the number of players on court to five from each team. It also allows for rolling substitutions, unlike the standard format, which limits substitutions to halftime and in cases of injury. A total of seven playing positions exist in a standard game, and a center must be designated to begin. Teams can bring in new players before each center pass to increase their count to seven.