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Sport Rules for Primary Teachers

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Sport rules can sometimes be complex and difficult to interpret.  Following is a list of 16 sports whose rules have been simplified for teachers who deliver school sport programs.               

The use of simplified rules and modified games especially with children and young people will contribute to a more enjoyable and satisfactory sport experience. An example is on the Basketball - 3 on 3 (PDF 21KB) sport rules sheet.

The guidelines are often only a snapshot of the rules of the game and should not be seen as a substitute for the Official Rule Book for each of these sports. To download or purchase copies of a full version of the rules applying to each sport visit the website of the State or National Sport Organisation


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AFL 18 a side rules (PDF 23KB)

AFL 12 a side rules (PDF 23KB)

AFL Auskick rules (PDF 29KB)


Hockey field rules (PDF 27KB)

Hockey Minkey rules (PDF 46KB)


Baseball rules (PDF 76KB)


Netball full court rules (PDF 52KB)

Netball mixed rules (PDF 52KB)

Netball Netta rules(PDF 10KB)


Basketball full court rules (PDF 28KB)

Basketball 3 on 3 rules (PDF 21KB)

Basketball mini rules (PDF 19KB) 

Rugby League

Rugby League mod league and 7's(PDF 24KB)


Cricket dual pitch rules (PDF 51KB)

Cricket Kanga rules (PDF 36KB)

Cricket super eights (PDF 31KB)


Football full field rules (PDF 27KB)

Football 7's rules (PDF 13KB)

Flag Football

Flag football rules (PDF 29KB)