Use this plan to work on the core netball defending skills, with a focus on man-marking - getting players to work on their defensive stance; keeping their knees bent, arms up and body open so they can keep an eye on their player and the game at the same time!
Why is defence important?
Offence sells tickets; Defence wins championships
A solid defence that works well as unit should not be underestimated, the fewer goals your opponents score means the fewer goals your team will need to score to win the game.
What's in the Session?
This session with a game of Cone Touch, getting your defenders use fast footwork to shadow the attacker and get your defenders working using their peripheral vision. After this we then continue to develop in defence, gradually moving towards higher pressure scenarios, working on interceptions and finishing with a couple of defending in pairs games!
Find a little pocket of space, receive the ball, move it on again, repeat. It?s the sign of a high-quality netballer, one who finds space in the smallest of areas and takes advantage of it immediately. Use this session with video annotations to watch your players grow in the space of just one session.
Movement off of one another is one of the most important things to understand, yet one of the more difficult skills to execute. This session develops players ability to read their teammates and move off them to keep control of the balance of the court to develop sustained attacks.
Space is a vital commodity on the netball court. Teach your players how to create space and take advantage of it with driving leads to make connections and dominate their area.
Regardless of the skills of your defenders, without team cohesion, you'll be sure to ship goals. Create a cohesive defensive unit with this defending session.
Great passes aren't made just the by ball carrier, the movement of the fellow attackers is vital to giving the ball carrier options to penetrate space. Learn how to make effective movements in this session.
"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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