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How do I teach our team to hold position on court?

I am in my second year of coaching my daughters team made up of 12 and 13 year old girls, though I've never played Netball myself. I have learnt much through this site and have used many drills posted here to help improve their overall play, so first of all, thanks to everyone who has contributed with drills, and the Q&A sections. The team has come on in leaps and bounds, from losing every game but one in the two years previous, to making the finals last year. But the one thing that really stands out in their game play at the moment is the tendency to chase the ball, thereby bunching up and leaving no one free to pass to. Playing positions is something that I've read other coaches talk about, though I don't really understand what it means. Do I need to divide the court up from starting positions and teach the girls to try and stay in their area? If so, how do I divide the court up? Do I stop the girls during half-court practice every time they leave their area?I touched on holding positions last training session and during our last game, and said something along the lines that although they need to be available on court for intercepts and passes, they also need to trust in their team mates to cover their own given area to get the ball, but I don't really know I'm on the right track. I would really appreciate any help in this area. I don't know how to go about this at all.

You are on the right track Heather and learning positional areas & roles is extremely important for movement of the ball & game flow. There is a previous question/answer re court spacing which may help you. I am unable to attach/link to the PDF included as Sportplan has removed my access to my upload.

http://www.sportplan.net//drills/answers/Netball/General/Court-spacing-the-theory-behind-it.jsp

 

Court Spacing PDF is attached. Not sure if it will work though.

Attached Plan: PositionalPlay&CourtChannels.pdf
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That is exactly what I need. Thank you so much Janet.

You're welcome Heather.

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