Netball: When to use Backup

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DESCRIPTION

A game using the full court, 5 attackers, 4 defenders, 1 trailer.

Split the court in half, 2 attackers, 2 defenders in each half. trailers in one half and the last attacker in the centre position.

Attackers are aiming to move the ball from the end of court with the Trailing player to halfway (and then on to the other end of court)

10 reps, keeping score (this can be reduced if you have a bigger squad).

Rules:

  1. Defenders are fixed to their attackers up to halfway
  2. Original trailer fixed to their half
  3. Attackers from the trailer's half can go anywhere. As they cross the halfway line they become trailers for the other attackers. 

The Centre is undefended.

COACHING POINTS

  • Trailers can be used to change the angle of a pass or put the attackers in a better position
  • Players need to exploit space
  • If an attacker has drawn the defenders then the other attacker can give the ball back to a trailer and play the ball themselves unmarked
    • In this way the ball carrier is working on decision making:
      Recognising when to pass forward and when defenders have been drawn to play the ball unmarked

Focusing on using the back up at the right time.

PROGRESSION

  1. A GS can be added and confined to the semicircle
  2. Defenders can be added slowly- start with 1 defender allowed to move through to the opposite half, and then increase to 2 to make it harder for the attackers.

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