Drills

3 V 2 To Score

category: Attack

Netball 3 v 2 to score Attack The challenge in this game is for the attacking players to use the extra player to help them score.

Split Lead To Maintain Possession

category: Attack

Netball Split lead to maintain possession Attack Set up as shown in diagram. Two attackers, one defender. Attackers drive in different directions and...

Attack The Top Of The D

category: Attack

Netball Attack the Top of the D Attack The winger players passes the ball into the centre and then runs to the first blue cone The winger then cuts i...

3 Across

category: Attack

Netball 3 Across Attack Using the width of a third create 3 lines either side of the third (a minimum of 12 players is required for this drill to be ...

Diamond Driving

category: Attack

Netball Diamond Driving Attack *AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON* Set Up: Two balls, four cones, 4-6 players. Cones set up as a diamond, the two feeders opposite...

Wa And Ga Coordinating Centre Pass

category: Attack

Netball WA and GA coordinating Centre Pass Attack Set up a big square 9m x 9m, split into four 3m x 3m squares. It can be put into the context of cou...

From Behind The Post

category: Attack

Netball From behind the post Attack Thh Attackers start from behind the post to try and get free to receive the ball and shoot. Alternate the side th...

Wing Attack

category: Roles-responsibilities

Netball Wing Attack Roles & responsibilities Where can they go? They are allowed to move in the centre and attacking third but not in the circle. pos...

1 V 2 Guarding Ball Side

category: Defence

Slowly, the two attacking players pass the ball back and forth and the defender should move to the ball side of the spare attacking player to preve...

1 Vs 1 Defending In The Circle

category: Defence

Slowly the two attackers pass the ball back and forth down the court towards the circle. The defender must move to the ball side of the player insi...

1 Vs 1 Movement

category: Getting-free

Create a square, approximately 3m x 3m as shown by the by the blue cones in the diagram.

Two feeders will stand either side of the square, wi...

1 Vs 1 With Ball Transfer

category: Defence

Player 4 marks player 3 while aiming to intercept the pass between the two blue players (feeders).

If Player 4 makes their move too soon the...

1-2 Taking On Two Defenders

category: Attack

  1. One A starts with the ball. She passes to her partner who has made a move to get past a defender.
  2. First A then moves, taking on the ...

1-2 Taking On Two Defenders

category: Footwork

  1. One A starts with the ball. She passes to her partner who has made a move to get past a defender.
  2. First A then moves, taking on the ...

1-2 Taking On Two Defenders

category: Getting-free

  1. One A starts with the ball. She passes to her partner who has made a move to get past a defender.
  2. First A then moves, taking on the ...

10 Passes Before Shooting

category: Shooting

The three attackers start at the transverse line and must make five passes before passing to shooters.

A further five passes must be made be...

2 Vs 2

category: Small-games

The 2 defenders are only allowed in the Circle.

Attackers can move in and out of the circle as they wish but can only have one player at a t...

3 Across

category: Group-practices

Using the width of a third create 3 lines either side of the third (a minimum of 12 players is required for this drill to be ef...

4 Vs 2 Decision Making

category: Decision-making

Use an area half the length/width of the court with 2 attackers, 2 defenders and 2 trailing players.

The attackers are working to get th...

All Intercepts For Wd/Gd

category: Interception

Feeder on the centre circle, 2 attackers on the third line (~5m apart) with the defender stood behind in between them.

2 feeders positioned o...

Around The 3Ft Mark

category: Passing

This helps your players pass around the defender's 3ft mark

Set up a small triangle (gaps of ~2m) of attackers with one defender in the middl...

Ball Skills Mini Guantlet

category: Small-games

3 Feeders, 3 defenders, 1 attacker, 1 ball. Attacker has to work her way through the defenders passing and receiving the ball from the fe...

Bulldog

category: Warm-ups

Setup:

Choose 1 player to be the catcher - they start standing on the line between 2 thirds, wearing a bib.

All othe...

Channels To Feed The Circle

category: Movement

Set up: Shooting circle, 4-7 players, 1 ball, cones.

  • Divide three channels across the court (you can refer to these as ...

Comparing Wa Vs Ga Centre Pass

category: Getting-free

Using one side of a court set up two centre pass scenarios with a feeder standing in the middle of the half court. At one end have an Attacker star...

Continuous Split Lead

category: Passing

This is a split lead drill, run continuously.

Set up two lines of players at each end of a third. Play will be started by the coach who will ...

Courtline Passing

category: Group-practices

Side/backline throw in

Place 6 different coloured cones in different places on the side and back lines to signal start position of the throw ...

Cover Defence: Ball And Hole Game

category: Group-practices

Two defenders work inside a circle of players with one ball.

The red players must pass the ball around the group and try to keep possession....

Cover Defence: Ball And Hole Game

category: Interception

Two defenders work inside a circle of players with one ball.

The red players must pass the ball around the group and try to keep possession....

Defender In The Middle

category: Interception

Players work in groups of 4, with 3 attackers forming a triangle, standing 1.5 meters apart and one defender stood in the middle.

The ball ...

Defenders Dictating Play

category: Defence

Create a narrow channel for 2 attackers and 2 defenders to work in, from the centre circle to the end of court.

Have a feeder on each side of...

Defending The Overlap

category: Passing

Have 2 defenders, who take it in turns to mark a play.

If the defender is drawn to A1s run then A2 can pass back to the next person in the A1...

Dictating A Centre Pass

category: Defence

Set up 3 cones along a transverse line, one in the middle, one at the edge of court and one in between these.

Have one defender behind the li...

Dodging

category: Getting-free

Split players into 4s inside a coned area. The attackers (white) start with the ball on the outside of the playing area.

To begin with Whit...

Feint Shot In To A Pass

category: Shooting

Blue number 1 dummies a shot and passes the ball to number 2.

Number 1 runs across towards the goal, to receive the return pas...

Fight For The Ball (Moving Away)

category: Movement

Feeder starts with 2 attackers, 1 on each side. Feeder bounces the ball forwards and the 2 attackers race to grab the ball.

Keep score, first...

Fight For The Ball (Moving In)

category: Movement

- The attackers start side by side about 4m away from the feeder, facing the feeder.
- They slowly jog backwards together as a pair.
- ...

Four Corners

category: Warm-ups

5 vs 5 or 7 vs 7 depending on numbers

Set up 4 boxes as shown in the diagram, ~3m x 3m each.

The Attackers start with the ball in one o...

Free On Circle Edge In To Circle

category: Getting-free

​Set up a small triangle of cones on the circle edge, to one side. A defender stands in this area.

Have 2 attackers (A1, A2) positioned as sh...

Free On The Circle Edge

category: Getting-free

Set up a small triangle of cones on the circle edge, to one side. A defender stands in this area.

Have 2 attackers (A1, A2) positioned as sho...

From Behind The Post

category: Footwork

Thh Attackers start from behind the post to try and get free to receive the ball and shoot.

Alternate the side the ball is fed from

Getting Free For A Centre Pass

category: Attack

The purpose of this drill is to encourage Attackers to get into a position near to the transverse line when receiving a Centre pass.

Set up 6...

Getting Free For A Centre Pass

category: Footwork

The purpose of this drill is to encourage Attackers to get into a position near to the transverse line when receiving a Centre pass.

Set up 6...

In And Out - Pass And Return

category: Shooting

Five attackers, each with a ball, are positioned on the edge of the circle with two other attackers inside the circle.

The two ball-less pla...

In Front And Behind

category: Group-practices

  • Using one third, set up 4 feeders along the third line and split the third in half using cones
  • Create two lines - one line of attacker...

In Front and Behind

  • Using one third, set up 4 feeders along the third line and split the third in half using cones
  • Create two lines - one line of attacker...

In Front and Behind

  • Using one third, set up 4 feeders along the third line and split the third in half using cones
  • Create two lines - one line of attacker...

Intercept - Strike Like A Ninja

category: Interception

Two players are passing the ball between them in a consistent rhythm.

The defender stands behind one of the attackers and has to try and tim...

Intercept And Covering Defence

category: Interception

4 Attackers with one ball stand on four corners of the square, they are not allowed to move from their cones.

To start with include 3 defend...

Intercept And Recover For A Gk

category: Interception

Around the circle to make intercepts relevant for a GK.

Feeder 3-4m from the top of the circle, other 2 feeders in line with the top of the c...

Intercept And Recover For Wd/Gd

category: Interception

Feeder on the centre circle, 2 attackers on the third line (~5m apart) with the defender stood behind in between them.

The feeder can pass to...

Intercept The Compass

category: Interception

Set up 4 feeders in Compass positions (North, South, East, West), with 2 defenders standing behind the W feeder and to the side. The E feeder begin...

Intercept The Compass

category: Warm-ups

Set up 4 feeders in Compass positions (North, South, East, West), with 2 defenders standing behind the W feeder and to the side. The E feeder begin...

Intercepting Passes Down Court

category: Attack

Half the group have a ball each, the other half has to stand tactically in between the two lines.

The players with the balls start behind th...

Intercepting Passes Down Court

category: Footwork

Half the group have a ball each, the other half has to stand tactically in between the two lines.

The players with the balls start behind th...

Intercepting Passes Down Court

category: Interception

Half the group have a ball each, the other half has to stand tactically in between the two lines.

The players with the balls start behind th...

Interception Circle

category: Interception

Maximum of 8 players form the outside of a circle with 2 defenders inside and 1 ball.

Defenders have to work together to intercept the bal...

Jailbreak

category: Movement

One team runs clockwise round the inside of the circle with the other team running anti-clockwise around the outside of the circle.

In this ...

Jailbreak

category: Warm-ups

One team runs clockwise round the inside of the circle with the other team running anti-clockwise around the outside of the circle.

In this ...

Landing Circle Edge

category: Getting-free

Two feeders will set up on the third line with a ball each (RED F)

In front of each feeder two attack...

Moving The Ball

category: Decision-making

Groups of 4, in an area the length of a third and just under half way across court. In this area have 3 attackers, 1 defender.

Starting at on...

Pass And Touch

category: Movement

Set up:

One ball, two lines opposite each other.

  • Long pass delivered to opposite line, passer then to imm...

Passing And Cutting Through Court

category: Group-practices

Set up:
2 balls
4 corners in partners

  • Partners drive out together. One to receive a pass (attacker A) from feeder in opposite line...

Passing Around A 3Ft Mark

category: Passing

This drill will help your players pass around a defender's 3ft mark by encouraging them to use different release points and angles.

Two feede...

Pick The Right Option

category: Attack

In this exercise you have two feeders and then three attackers against two defenders.

The first feeder (player x) starts the drill with a pa...

Pick The Right Option

category: Footwork

In this exercise you have two feeders and then three attackers against two defenders.

The first feeder (player x) starts the drill with a pa...

Popping Over

category: Shooting

Blue shooter (Blue 1) has the ball inside the circle.
Pretend to shoot, with white 1 defending, instead of the shot, blue 1 pops the ball over the ...

Providing Options Around The Circle

category: Attack

A feeder, 2 attackers (A1, A2) and 2 defenders set up as shown in diagram.

A1 moves forward round the circle edge, away from A2.

At the...

Providing Options Around The Circle

category: Footwork

A feeder, 2 attackers (A1, A2) and 2 defenders set up as shown in diagram.

A1 moves forward round the circle edge, away from A2.

At the...

Reversing Roles - Conditioned Game

category: Small-games

A 6 v 6 game with 3 attackers and 3 defenders.

All attackers can shoot from anywhere in their circle.

After 2 goals have been scored...

Run And Pass - Two Options

category: Movement

The attackers need to sprint and change direction. 6 players stand Indian file. The player with the ball faces the line.

The first player l...

Running The Gauntlet (No Ball)

category: Attack

In a designated area, using lines or cones, the white team must attempt to dodge past each defending player.

Defending players can only use ...

Running The Gauntlet (No Ball)

category: Footwork

In a designated area, using lines or cones, the white team must attempt to dodge past each defending player.

Defending players can only use ...

Running The Gauntlet (No Ball)

category: Getting-free

In a designated area, using lines or cones, the white team must attempt to dodge past each defending player.

Defending players can only use ...

Running The Gauntlet (With Ball)

category: Getting-free

To be played in groups of 8.

2 defenders stand in each section of the court.

2 attackers work their way down the court passing the ba...

Running The Gauntlet (With Ball)

category: Passing

To be played in groups of 8.

2 defenders stand in each section of the court.

2 attackers work their way down the court passing the ba...

Running The Gauntlet (With Ball)

category: Zone-defence

To be played in groups of 8.

2 defenders stand in each section of the court.

2 attackers work their way down the court passing the ba...

Small Unit Possession

category: Warm-ups

Cone out a square, 5m x 5m, with 3 attacker's and 2 defenders inside.

The attackers are just keeping score of how many passes they can make.<...

Snake Bite Distraction

category: Defence

In this game you have two attackers who are passing the ball between them with one defender who stands behind the attacker. The defender is the wor...

Split Lead To Maintain Possession

category: Footwork

Set up as shown in diagram.

Two attackers, one defender. Attackers drive in different directions and the feeder has to pass the ball to the a...

Swing For Passes

category: Getting-free

Set up two squares side by side about 4 x 4m each.

Have a Feeder positioned at the top of each square, with an Attacker and a Defender in one...

Tag The Defender

category: Movement

Set up a triangle (or square) with players as the corners about 3m apart.

Inside this area there are 2 attackers and 2 defenders.

The...

Tag Warm Up

category: Warm-ups

Create a box out of cones in the middle of one third.

3 attackers start in this area with the ball. 3 defenders are positioned around the box...

Team Drill - Intercepting Game

category: Interception

Get your players into two teams of 4/5/6, one team wears bibs.

The aim of the game is to get as many clean intercpetions as possible within ...

The Bow

category: Movement

*AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON*

Set up: Five cones set up as a square with one cone in the center, 1 ball, 4-6 players.

  • Tw...

The Three Musketeers

category: Group-practices

Split players into 3s. White players are attackers, the blue players are the defenders.

The 3 attackers aim is to get to the other end of th...

The Three Musketeers

Split players into 3s. White players are attackers, the blue players are the defenders.

The 3 attackers aim is to get to the other end of th...

Through Court Backup Options

A game using the full court, 4 attackers, 4 defenders, 2 trailers.

Split the court in half, 2 attackers, 2 defenders in each half. Both trail...

Triangle 2 vs 2

Set up a triangle with cones. 2 players are attackers, 2 are defenders.

Attacker starts on the top of the triangle and the other starts on on...

Triangle for Getting Free

Set up a triangle of attackers (3m apart) with a defender in the middle of them.

The person at the top of the triangle starts with the ball, ...

Triangle pass 2

Max 12 players. Triangle set-up. 1 ball 1 player from front of each line drives into the centre of the triangle to pass and receive the ball. The b...

Turn and Pass with Wall

*AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON*

Set up: Players get into partners. One ball between two. A wall.

  • Attackers ...

Using the Overload

Cone out a square, 5m x 5m, with 3 attacker's and 1 defender inside.

One of the attackers starts with a ball.

The attacker's aim is to ...

WA and GA coordinating Centre Pass

Set up a big square 9m x 9m, split into four 3m x 3m squares. It can be put into the context of court by positioning it just inside the shooting th...

WD/GD Interceptions

Feeder, 2 attackers, 3 defenders.

Feeder starts play from the Centre Circle. The attacker runs forward off the third line into the middle th...

When to use Backup

A game using the full court, 5 attackers, 4 defenders, 1 trailer.

Split the court in half, 2 attackers, 2 defenders in each half. trailers in...

Working Together

Set up two feeders facing each other - approximately 5m apart

Two workers will start in the middle in a staggered position - so they ar...

Sessions

Taking on a defender 1v1

Develop your player's ability to get free from their opponent quickly and effectively to maintain or gain possession of the ball.

Clean Intercepting

Get your defenders reading the situation, reacting to the ball and performing clean interceptions to regain possession

Providing Options around the Circle

Delivering the ball into the circle for the GS and GA requires sharp passing and clever movement and decision making. Improve each aspect of playing i...

Working Together to Provide Options

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 handl...

2 on 1 Defence of a Centre Pass

It’s a common cliche, but you’re most vulnerable after you have just scored. Make sure your defence from the centre pass is strong with your players w...

Answers

Community Drills

Circle Defence

GD and GK to be side on to attackers and maintain ball side. WA and C to pass around circle looking for inside pass.Defender side on to attackers...

Autosave 27181914

Two_attackers: 1 does footwork on ladder, the other does footwork on cones (or just clears down court). Both hit their own green cone, and make a lead...

Autosave 40824408

Red Player = ThrowerBlue Players = AttackersAttackers make a diagonal leadReceive ball out in frontLand on the outside footReturn pass to line of atta...

Running the Gautlet

- 3 attackers have to get to the opposite side bypassing- 2 defenders only allowed in each third - Alternative - defenders can move between third...

Reach the dead zone

Aim- Make five consecutive passes, and reaching the end zone.Basic rules of netball apply, foot work, no contact and out of bounds.If the ball goes ou...

Evade and Feed

Lose defender feed shooterAttackers start at top of goal 3rdDefenders line up in goal 3rd opposing attackersAttackers evade defenders by faking an ins...

Warm up -Touch-down Tag

Split your group in half so that you have two teams.The attacking team begins with the ball at one backline and aims to touch the ball across the oppo...