It is important that your players feel in control when defending and are not simply following their opponent.
The session begins with a fun warm-up to get your players thinking about different ways to turnover the ball to gain points. This drill provides a great opportunity for your players to take risks and keep trying alternative ways to gain possession. The session develops to provide a series of drills looking at your player's body angles and positioning in order to be more successful. These drills also look at how your defenders can be in control and dictate their opponent's movement to apply defensive pressure. The session concludes with a normal game of netball, with certain conditions placed upon the game to get your players demonstrating what they have learnt.
By working on your player's body positioning and angles will help your defenders be more successful in dictating.
Develop your player's ability to execute quick and efficient footwork, not only when receiving the ball, but also when creating and penetrating space.
Develop your players existing defensive skills and reinforce the key defending principles of denying space and limiting attacking options to force an error to gain possession of the ball.
Develop your player's ability to execute a strong, direct and accurate pass to help maintain possession of the ball.
Develop your player's understanding of how to use their body to dominate and limit the space available to their opponents focusing on a centre pass scenario.
"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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