Interceptions are a key component of netball and it's a skill your defenders need to master cleanly and effectively so they keep hold of the ball and don't get called for contact.
What's in the Session?
Get your defenders' reactions working with dropped and random balls before reacting to an attacker's movements in a game of cat and mouse. A continuous intercepting practice ensures fast feet and gives you the opportunity to give lots of feedback in a basic situation. Then get your defenders to compete for the ball, encouraging them to keep their eyes on the ball and snatch it in cleanly.
If a defender misses an intercept they need to immediately react to a situation by tracking the attacker's movements afterwards to be ready for the next interception. This interception and recovery gets put into a game situation for the different defensive positions.
Throughout the session your defence will need to:
Get your defenders reading the situation, reacting to the ball and performing clean interceptions to regain possession
Get your players driving onto the ball with this attacking session, helping them to lose their marker and create space
Having the shooters to put the points on the board is vital. Get your players in the attacking circle full of confidence with this shooting session.
A great pass is made by a perfect delivery and a concise lead to offer the passing option. Get your players moving for each other to create connections over the whole court.
Encourage your players to find space and start thinking tactically by being more aware of other players on court as well as improving their ball handling skills
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