Often the ball carrier can be under significant pressure due to having a 3ft mark over the ball, restricting their vision, as well as the 3 second time constraint. It is therefore crucial that your players provide the ball carrier with more than one option, in order to maintain possession.
What's in the Session?
The session starts with a fun game, whereby the attackers must use fast passes and quick movement to maintain possession. This will get your players recognising and using the space around them, whilst trying to avoid the defender. The session then goes on to explain three ways to get free from your defender using simple running movements. The 'choosing sides' drill encourage the attack to provide two options for the ball, whilst putting pressure on the ball carrier to make the best decision due to time constraints. The plan then provides a progression to the previous drill, making the practice into a more realistic game situation. Your players will then be able to imagine how the drill would fit better on court and implement this during a game. The session concludes with a game of netball, but with certain conditions placed upon the game to get your players implementing what they have learnt.
Your players should work hard for each other, to ensure the ball carrier always has at least two options.
Space is a vital commodity on the netball court. Teach your players how to create space and take advantage of it with driving leads to make connections and dominate their area.
Regardless of the skills of your defenders, without team cohesion, you'll be sure to ship goals. Create a cohesive defensive unit with this defending session.
Great passes aren't made just the by ball carrier, the movement of the fellow attackers is vital to giving the ball carrier options to penetrate space. Learn how to make effective movements in this session.
Maintain possession of the ball with clinical passing all over the court and begin to use passes to eliminate defenders at ease.
Develop your defenders ability to deny space to prevent them from gaining any depth and struggle to make connections across the court.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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