This tough defending session is designed to help your team be more forceful and dominant in defence.
To improve your players' defensive skills and encourage better teamwork and communication the practices in this plan highlight the importance of fast, accurate and effective footwork to force opponents where they want them to go - this is dominant team defence!
What's in the Session?
We launch into this session with two fast footwork warm ups designed to get all your players dashing and darting around the court. Following on from this we then jump into two skill development practices (including "Protect the hole") before finishing with a restricted zone game where your defenders have to use the 3 stages of defending.
Encourage players to be vocal as communication is key. Loud defenders are very intimidating and can cause hesitation and uncertainty in their opponents. Defenders should dictate where they want their opponents to go and try to frustrate the attacker.Verena (editor of Sportplan Netball)
Develop your player's ability to dictate their opponents movement and apply pressure to the ball carrier.
This session focuses on defending in particular, denying and limiting space for the opposition through applying maximum pressure on the ball.
This session works on players attacking capabilities including speed, agility and decision making skills.
This session looks at developing your players basic passing and movement skills to ensure your players are performing the basics effectively under pressure especially during a competitive match.
This session works on other core netball skills which include; speed, agility and decision making skills through passive and competitive situations.
Cup final season is upon us! That's why we take a look at how to best prepare your players for the end of season showdowns!
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