A game of netball lasts for four 15-minute quarters with two 3-minute breaks and a halftime break of 5 to 10 minutes. Netball can be played indoors or outdoors with teams of seven players.
Netball is similar to ultimate frisbee and basketball. However, the ball must be passed within 3 seconds, dribbling and running with the ball are not allowed and there is not a backboard behind the basket, which is smaller in a diameter to a basketball hoop.
The game was invented by James Naismith, a Canadian professor, in 1891. It was first called women's basketball. Each netball team can have up to 12 players, although only seven can be on the court at a time. Each player has a designated playing area on the court. To score, the ball can be thrown or dunked through the basket by a goal shooter or a goal attack.