Transforming netball into a life-long sport in Kenya
Kinoti, J. W.
Njororai, W. W. S.
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Netball is a team sport which can be played for competitions or recreational pursuits. This paper aims at analysing the important points to consider in teaching netball to the different targeted groups including, minor netball to pre-primary children (7-14 years),senior netball to postprimary level players ranging between 15 and 34 years of age and the masters category of those past 35 years of age. In each category, the physical education teacher and coach is faced with the challenge of stating specific aims and objectives, making special considerations justifying the content, designing the appropriate methodology of teaching and must arrive at solutions to any emerging challenges. Special considerations include; class six, age motivation and interest, gender, safety provisions, entering behaviour, availability and adequacy of equipment and facilities. The motivation and interest of the participants is vital to the success in any sport including netball, hence initiation into the game should start at an early age and sustained till old age. In this era of sedentary living, crowded urban areas, shorter working hours and stresses of life, it is vital that sports such as netball be emphasised for both competitive as well as recreational purposes.