Learning to dominate your space can be extremely effective for attackers if you have the correct body positioning. This skill is particularly important within the circle, as your centre court players will be able to easily see where the shooter is holding and where they want the ball.
What’s in the Session?
The session begins with a fun warm-up game where both your defence and attack should be working hard. Your defence will be focusing on the 3 stages of defence, whilst the attack thinking strategically how to get the ball to safety/maintain possession. The session moves on to focus on teaching your attackers how to hold their space. The idea of holding your space is first introduced with a simple practice called ‘Sumo Wrestlers’ but further developed into a 1 vs 1 holding space practice. These drills will teach your players how to correctly hold their space, what this feels like and what makes a successful hold, therefore ultimately helping the ball flow through court easier. As this type of attacking movement is most likely to be used within the circle form the shooters, the session moves on to create a drill within the circle. The session concludes with a modified game of netball, with certain conditions placed upon the game to get your players implementing what they have learnt.
This session will add an additional skill to your attackers tool box and really help them get the upper hand on their defenders. Dominating your space will enable you to get the ball through court easier, whilst maintaining possession.
Find your fastest route to goal with passes too fast for the oppositions defence.
Create the options at set-pieces so a baseline free throw soon becomes a goal scoring chance.
Get your players all on the same page so their movement is decisive, direct and threatening with every attack.
Be clever with your movement to penetrate the space and maximise your attacks.
"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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