A important aspect of any netball players game is the ability to recognise and create space. This helps prevent the common issue of players crowding on court, particularly around the ball carrier. If players can move and create space, they take their defenders with them, allowing the court to open up and options to be clearer for the ball carrier.
What's in the Session?
1) Working on your players change of direction and movement - This will enable them to get free from their defender and provide an option for the ball carrier
2) Awareness of your teammates - Reading off your teammates movement will allow a more balanced court, creating more space. It will also prevent your players crowding as they begin to recognise and take into account other players movement.
3) Considering other important aspects - It is not as simple as simply driving for a ball, there are numerous points to consider. These include movement, timing, speed, passing accuracy and the ability to get free.
4) Game situations - It is important that your players can put the drills learnt into practice. This section focuses on allowing the players to practice making space in their specific court area. Here more tactical play can be created, for example 'give and go's'.
Get your defenders reading the situation, reacting to the ball and performing clean interceptions to regain possession
Get your players driving onto the ball with this attacking session, helping them to lose their marker and create space
Having the shooters to put the points on the board is vital. Get your players in the attacking circle full of confidence with this shooting session.
A great pass is made by a perfect delivery and a concise lead to offer the passing option. Get your players moving for each other to create connections over the whole court.
Encourage your players to find space and start thinking tactically by being more aware of other players on court as well as improving their ball handling skills
"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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