Limiting options for the ball carrier

A key skill in defence is the ability to dictate the opposition, limiting their space to get free and thus putting pressure on the ball carrier.

What’s in the Session?

The session begins with a fun warm-up focused on communication and defence in order to score points. In addition to this, the warm-up provides an additional drill to get your player’s focusing on their footwork and developing body awareness. A key skill in defence is to force the opposition high (up court), and wide (towards the sideline) to limit their space. The session provides a number of drills focusing on this skill, allowing your players to use competitive practices to develop this. The session concludes with a 7 vs 7 game of netball, with certain conditions placed upon the game to get your players demonstrating what they have learnt.

By dictating the opposition’s movement, forcing them high and wide, limits the options for the ball carrier. This in turn will help force an error, a held ball or an interception, allowing your team to gain possession.

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