Netball Defence Drills

There are three stages of Defence in netball:

  1. Shadowing - Being on your toes, ready to pounce
  2. 2. Pressure (3 ft) - Make things difficult for the opposition
  3. 3. Deny Space (block) - Win back possession for your team

The defence drills below will improve your players' shadowing of the opposition (man marking) and their ability to zone, all the while keeping three feet away to ensure they don't give away free passes.

Other netball skills covered include defending as individual and defending as a team - fast footwork to get in front - peripheral vision (so you can see the attacker, ball and other defenders) - and developing your defender's ability to read the game and intercept the ball.