Score More Goals: 5 Proven Strategies for Netball Coaches

July 5th, 2024 Cam Hughes


Dear Coaches,

In the fast-paced and dynamic game of netball, scoring more goals is often the key to clinching victory. Whether you're working with beginners or seasoned players, refining your offensive strategies can make all the difference. Here are five effective ways to boost your team's goal-scoring prowess:

1. Enhance Player Fitness
A well-conditioned team is a high-scoring team. Incorporate endurance, speed, and agility drills into your training sessions to ensure your players maintain peak performance throughout the match. Focus on exercises that improve cardiovascular fitness and leg strength to help players outlast their opponents and remain sharp in the attacking third.

2. Refine Shooting Techniques
Accuracy in shooting is crucial. Dedicate time to honing your players' shooting skills with specific drills that focus on different types of shots, such as the standard shot, lay-up, and long shot. Encourage consistent practice to build muscle memory and confidence. Analysing and correcting shooting form can significantly increase goal conversion rates.

3. Develop Quick Decision-Making Skills
Netball is a game of rapid decisions. Train your players to make swift and effective decisions under pressure. Use game simulations and fast-paced drills that require players to read the game and choose the best option quickly. This will help them exploit scoring opportunities and keep the opposition on their toes.

4. Improve Team Coordination and Passing
Effective passing and seamless coordination are the backbones of a successful offensive strategy. Work on developing strong, accurate passing and ensure players understand their roles and positions during attacking plays. Drills that emphasise timing, spatial awareness, and communication can lead to more fluid and successful attacks.

5. Analyse and Adapt Strategies
Regularly review game footage and statistics to identify areas for improvement and adapt your strategies accordingly. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of both your team and your opponents allows you to tailor your game plan for maximum effectiveness. Encourage a culture of continuous learning and adaptation.

How Sportplan Netball Can Help
Sportplan Netball is your go-to resource for taking your coaching to the next level. Here's how we can support you:

Comprehensive Drills Library
Access hundreds of drills tailored to improving fitness, shooting accuracy, decision-making, passing, and overall team coordination.

Video Analysis Tools:
Use our video tools to analyse player performance, identify areas for improvement, and refine techniques.

Tactical Resources
Explore a wide range of tactical guides and pre-planned sessions to enhance your team's strategic approach.

Community Support
Join a community of like-minded coaches to share insights, strategies, and support each other in developing successful teams.

Start implementing these strategies today and watch your team's goal-scoring abilities soar!


  • search our library of sports drills
  • create your own professional coaching plans
  • or access our tried and tested plans

Sportplan App

Give it a try - it's better in the app

YOUR SESSION IS STARTING SOON... Join the growing community of sports coaches plus 15,000+ drills and pro tools to make coaching easy.