Change of pace and direction to outwit an opponent
In order for your players to get free from their opponents they need numerous skills in their toolbox, which you, as the coach, can provide.
What’s in the session?
The session begins with a fun warm-up focuses on your player's ability to get free and outwit several opponents in order to get free and avoid getting tagged. This is a great warm-up to allow your players to think tactically and try out different ways to get free. The session develops to provide a series of drills looking at your player's movement, encouraging short, sharp angles. ‘Running the gauntlet’ allows your players to practice these skills within a partnership, in a more game-like situation. The session concludes with a modified game of netball, with certain conditions placed upon the game to get your players demonstrating what they have learnt.
Change of pace and direction are two key yet fundamental skills that allow your players to get free to maintain possession of the ball.