Full team cross drill
Set up: 8+ players, one court space, 2 balls.
Players set up in four corners in equal numbers, opposite lines facing each other.
Both balls start on the same side with the person and the front of the line.
Opposing front 2 players drive out on a diagonally and receive a pass from the opposite line.
They turn pass back to the side they came from (but the opposite line). Then immediately become a defender for the person who now has the ball.
The person now at the front of the line, with the ball now delivers a pass to players who have driven out on a diagonal and the drill begins again.
A fantastic quick drill that works on netball basiscs such as footwork and passing but also includes attack and defense play.
Defending players could stay defending throughout the entire drill. A great way for defence to communicate switches and picking up attack players through mid court.
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Delivering the ball midcourt through to the circle edge/shooters
Half court, two balls, 5+ players
1 player standing on base line, another player with the ball standing around the third line.
Note: The video shows the drill being played out with 2 groups of players, you could just focus on one group i.e. 1 line, 1 V driver. The description is based on one group.
Player on base line near shooting post, V drives towards court edge and receives a pass from the player in the line with the ball.
Player who passes the ball drives directly to the circle edge in a straight line and receives a pass from the player who has driven out on the V.
Player who had initially drove out now drives into a position under the hoop to receive a pass from their player and put a shot up.
Set up: A wall, one third space, one ball, 4+ cones, 2 players.
A starts with the ball
The practice is then repeated in the same order.
To begin tell each player to go back to their orignal queue - so they are practicing the same movement over and over.
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Set up: 1 ball, one third space, 1 feeder in between 2 lines of players in partners.
Feeder sends ball into open court space.
Players contest for the loose ball. Player who does not receive the ball becomes the defender. Defender gets three feet and arms over the ball.
Player with the ball passes back to feeder.
1 team starts with the ball and tries and make 10 consecutive passes. The other team can send 1 or 2 players across to try and win the ball for their side. If the other team wins possession back for their team the roles reverse in other area (10 passes scores a point.)
The first team starts with the ball inside the attacking third, with all the other players except one stood outside the area. The aim for the team in the area with the ball is to complete as many sets of 5 passes as possible. Every time they complete 5 passes another defender from outside the area is allowed in to try and intercept the ball. Once all of the defending players have entered the playing area, or after an interception has been made, the teams change over and try to beat the first teams score.
When the teacher calls out a series of players' numbers they should run onto the court. The players' whose numbers have just been called then play using normal netball rules until a goal is scored.
Using the width of a third create 3 lines either side of the third (a minimum of 12 players is required for this drill to be effective) The first row of 3 (RED) will have one ball and work it to the other side (1, 2, 3) The ball is passed off to the next set of 3 who will do the same (4) HOWEVER the 3 players who were just attacking (RED) will now defend the next set of 3 who they just passed the ball too NOTE: The GREEN players who have just defended will go behind the BLUE and get ready for their turn to attack
3 players 2 balls 1 player gets ready to shoot and holds position to shoot while the other 2 pass the ball 3 times between them. The player that finishes with the ball after Â the 3 passes holds up the ball to shoot while now the other 2 players pass the ball 3x between them.
One ball, 1/3 space, 6 players. 4 feeders form a square. 1 defender and 1 attacker work in the middle of the square. Attacker is to pass and recieve one short pass and one long pass from each corner.
*AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON* Set Up: half court area, 12+ players, 8 balls. 4 stations each with 1 worker and 2 feeders with a ball each. A wall is required at station 4. Station 1: 2 feeders, each passing short sharp balls to a worker who is running side to side receiving and passing the ball. x8 reps and then worker to move to next station. Station 2: 2 feeders, feeder 1 delivering a loose, short pass, worker to receive and pass back, then drive back for a long pass from feeder 2. x8 reps and then worker to move to next station. Station 3: 2 feeders, Short pass from feeder 1, short pass from feeder 2, medium pass from feeder 1 and then a long pass from feeder 2. x8 reps and then worker to move to next station. Station 4: 2 feeders, two short flat passes alternating between feeders, one long pass from feeder 1, worker turns and passes to the wall, catches and returns the ball to feeder 1. x8 reps and then worker to move to next station. When workers have been to each station, swap with a feeder and repeat.
A min. of 8 players standing in four corners of 1/3 of the court, one player with a ball. Player 1 passes the ball into the space ahead of player 2 who runs on to receive the ball and passes it into the space ahead of player 3 etc. Players move on to next group after the pass. Progressions: Change direction. Second ball starts opposite the first. Shrink and stretch the square.
Players work in groups of 4, with 1 ball between them. The first player runs towards the centre The player with the ball throw up a high ball for the receiving player to jump and receive. The receiving player catches the ball, and turns in the air, so they land facing the opposite direction to the player who passed to them (turning 180 degrees). The receiving player then passes the ball, and follows their pass. Drill continues.
Setup the practice as shown. Feeder 1 has the ball. Worker runs out towards a cone, changes direction and sprints to receive a pass from the feeder.
*AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON* 10 fitness exercises with a Christmas theme: C - Criss-cross squats. H - Handstand R - Running continuosly I - In and out press-ups S - Scissor crunches T - Tag-team burpies M - M-shape runs A - Ab cycle S - Sprint and walk ! - Explosive star jumps
*AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON* Set up: Full court, 6+ players, 10 cones. Players start in two groups on the baseline. Cones are set up in a âChristmas Treeâ/zig zag like formation down the length of the court. One at a time, each player runs straight to the first cone. Side steps to the second cone. Runs a diagonal to the third cone. Sidesteps to the fourth cone and finishes with a diagonal to the last cone. Players then join the group on the other side and do the same movements going back down the court. Players are running continuously and leave the baseline with the player in front has reached the first cone.
Form two lines side by side (A RED and A BLUE) Set up 3 feeders in a triangular shape The player at the front of the BLUE queue will start with the ball They will pass the ball to the first feeder (1) they will then follow their pass and drive around the back of the feeder to re offer for the next ball At the same time the player at the front of the RED queue will drive straight and receieve the ball from the first feeeder (2) RED will then pass to the feeder straight ahead (3) and follow their pass, moving around that feeder Feeder 2 will pass the ball to BLUE who will have driven around the first feeder to recieve a straight ball (4) BLUE will then pass off to the third feeder (5) and follow their pass, going around the back of the feeder and re join the opposite queue RED will have driven around feeder 2 and will receive the ball from the third feeder (6) they will then pass the ball to the next player at the front of the BLUE queue
Unlimited number of players, 1 ball between 2. The coach calls a variety of movements players are to complete until the next movement. Examples: short long, little feet passes, burpee and pass, pass and run around, pass and shuttle run
*AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON* Coach starts with the ball between 2 lines, all facing the same way. Coach delivers an "anywhere" ball in the open area in front. First players at the front of the 2 lines run out as a pair and compete for the ball. Unsuccessful player cuts back and drives in for the next pass before returning to the coach.
Players will recieve the ball from their left to start with. The first players in line A and B start with the ball. The first player in line C drives to the centre cone to recieve the ball from first player in line B. At the same time player 1 in line D drives and recieves the ball. Both players release the ball in the centre and (1) - (2) release the ball to the player opposite them. Repeat...
Side/backline throw in Place 6 different coloured cones in different places on the side and back lines to signal start position of the throw in. Coach calls out a colour and one of the attackers runs to pick up the ball from this cone. Play until each ball next to the cones has been used (6 times). 1 point if the attackers get the ball to half way (You can give them the option to get to goal if you want, which would be worth 2 points, but having a full court of players could leave the players at the other end being less active). You can also give the defenders a point for successful intercepting
Two defenders work inside a circle of players with one ball. The red players must pass the ball around the group and try to keep possession. The two defending players must work together to mark the ball, keeping the 3ft distance, while the other defenders 'zones' the space. So, if Red 1 receives the ball, Green 1 (the nearest defender) calls "ball" and goes to cover the ball and Green 2 moves back, calls "hole" and zones the area.
Minimum group of 6 - 2 balls. Players 2 have a ball each and pass to players 1, and then cross over to receive, return; cross over to receive, return; cross over to receive, return. Players 1 then toss the ball in the air for players 2 to catch and then become feeders to the number 3 who are now working. Numbers 1 join the back of the lines.
This drill is for a minimum group of eight. Two players standing at each point of a cross. Have two balls start on opposite sides of the cross (white 1 and 3) Blue 1 and 3 run straight across and receive a pass from the left. They then pass on straight and join the end of the opposite line. White 1 and 3 then do the same, run straight and receive the ball from the left, pass on straight and join the end of the opposite line. Repeat
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