Knowing and being able to execute all 3 stages of defence in netball is crucial. This session helps your players develop these key skills and be able to combine and execute all three in order to successfully turnover the ball.
What?s in the Session?
The session begins with a fun warm up to get your players really thinking about their defence, and allows the coach to reward players for portraying good defensive skills. The session progresses to focus on your players stage 2 defence, having a strong 3ft mark over the ball. This is an essential skill as it can obstruct the ball carriers vision and force an error. ?Down The Court With Defenders? allows your defence to combine all 3 stages of defence and focuses on getting your players to prevent the ball getting through court. The final drill allows your players to practice and develop their 1 vs 1 defence, so they are ready to put it into a game situation. The session concludes with a full group drill, with certain conditions placed upon the drill to get your players implementing what they have learnt.
Develop your players defensive skills in order to increase your team's chance of turning over the ball or forcing errors to gain possession.
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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