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Group practices Drills

Group practices are a great way of building a team that works well together, creating a bond in your team by challenging them to work on their speed, ...

Movement Drills

When your team has the ball movement in netball involves getting free from the opposition and creating space to receive the pass - progressing the bal...

Rebounding Drills

Rebounding in netball is when a player attempts a goal by shooting but the ball hits the goalpost and bounces back into play. The rebounding drills be...

Zone defence Drills

Zone defence relates to your players' ability to take space away from the other team when they are attacking and you are defending. The zone defence d...

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.

Attacking Centre Pass

category: Attack

Netball Attacking Centre Pass Attack GA and WA start on the line squeezing their defenders into the middle. This opens up space to run into Has to be...

Set Play - Attacking Centre

category: Attack

Netball Set Play - Attacking Centre Attack WA starts wide drawing the WD with her. GA also starts wide. The GA drives should time their run in court ...

Set Play - Attacking Centre

category: Movement

Netball Set play - Attacking Centre Movement WA starts wide drawing the WD with her. GA also starts wide. The GA drives should time their run in cour...

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...

Pick The Right Option

category: Attack

Netball Pick the Right Option Attack In this exercise you have two feeders and then three attackers against two defenders. The first feeder (player x...

Team Practice

category: Attack

Netball Team practice Attack 3 attacking player are the GA, WA, GS. Centre passes the ball to GA, GA to WA, and WA to GS. After every attack start ag...

1 v 1 - Actual Defending

Two feeders stand in middle of the court, either side of the center circle.

The attacking player passes the ball out to the feeder and then ...

1 v 2 Guarding Ball Side

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

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...

10 passes before 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...

3 v 1

Ball tarts in the middle 1/3 passed to player in the attacking 1/3 and the GS has to get free to receive the ball, marked by the GK. The GS can pas...

3 v 2 to score

The challenge in this game is for the attacking players to use the extra player to help them score.

Across the court

The player at one end starts by passing to the 1st attacking player.

That attacking player then has to try and pass the ball to the 2nd atta...

Additional defence

The first team starts with the ball inside the attacking third, with all the other players except one stood outside the area.

The aim for th...

Additional defence

The first team starts with the ball inside the attacking third, with all the other players except one stood outside the area.

The aim for th...

Attacking Centre Pass

GA and WA start on the line squeezing their defenders into the middle.

This opens up space to run into

Has to be two options ther...

Bulldog

Setup:

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

All othe...

Centre pass practice

Play an attacking game situation of a centre pass with free flow at the line. A centre, WA and GA are looking to move the ball for 2 passes with a ...

Circle edge drive

This drill enables players to begin to link the movement patterns up the court from the centre pass.

2 lines of players beginning in the cen...

Continuous Split Lead

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 ...

Cops and Robbers

  • The cops must defend the diamonds (netballs) and protect them from the robbers who are trying to steal them and take them to their home.
  • ...

Dictating a Centre Pass

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 in 4s

  • In 4's.

    Feeder 1 passes the ball to 2. As she turns, player 3 has dodged to get free from her defence (player 4). Repeat the practice with pla...

  • Down the court with defenders.

    Position two lines of opposing players along the court in a straight line.

    The GK faces the back wall, away from the court, throws the ball ...

    Follow your shot

    1. White player 1 throws to Blue player 1, then runs quickly into circle and receives ball back.

    2. White player 1 then shoot...

    Follow your shot

    1. White player 1 throws to Blue player 1, then runs quickly into circle and receives ball back.

    2. White player 1 then shoot...

    Goal Attack

    Where can they go?

    They are allowed to move in the centre and attacking third including the circle.

    Goal Defence

    Where can they go?

    The goal defence can move any where in the circle defensive and middle third.

    Goal Shooter

    Where can they go?

    They are allowed to move in the attacking third and the goal circle and not any where else.

    Intercepting passes down court

    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

    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

    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 the Pass

    White 1 is defending and must try to be first to the pass from the feeder (blue 1).

    Blue 2, the attacker, is not allowed to step in front of...

    Interception Triangle

    The defender (green 1) attempts to intercept the ball as it is passed between 3 static players.

    It's important that the three attacking play...

    Jailbreak

    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

    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 ...

    Numbers Game - Quick Passing Attack

    Have two evenly numbered teams lining up on either side of the netball court.

    To start the drill call out a number. Upon hearing the call th...

    Prevent the middle Pass

    Players work in groups of 5 - 3 passing players on the outside of the triangle, one attacking player in the middle and one defender who is marki...

    Receive and Return - Defender

    There are five players on the outside of the circle, with three balls between them, two attacking players and one defender inside the circle.

    ...

    Set Play - Attacking Centre

    WA starts wide drawing the WD with her. GA also starts wide.

    The GA drives should time their run in court to receive the ball.

    The W...

    Set Play - Attacking Centre pass

    WA and GA line up in the middle slightly off-line behind each other

    On the whistle both players split to receive the ball. WA drives one wa...

    Shadow Dancing

    In pairs, one player moves quickly from left to right, using small side steps while their partner tries to keep up.

    Both players are facing ...

    Shadowing

    Players run in pairs along the length of the court.

    The defender runs alongside the attacker, trying to keep the attacker on the outside edg...

    Team Drill - Intercepting Game

    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 ...

    Team practice

    3 attacking player are the GA, WA, GS.

    Centre passes the ball to GA, GA to WA, and WA to GS.

    After every attack start again in the sa...

    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 Offering- Pass and Drive

    Divide your group into three equal groups.

    1. Play starts with the ball at the bottom end of the triangle, while the two players at the oth...

    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...

    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...

    Wing Attack

    Where can they go?

    They are allowed to move in the centre and attacking third but not in the circle.

    Web Videos

    Netball skills- basic shot technique

    This video breaks down the basic netball shot technique and will give you the key points to work on to become a better netball shooter. Want to shoot ...

    Netball game: fake shot

    Want to shoot like England Goal Shooter Joanne Harten? Pass like Wing Attack Tamsin Greenway? Intercept like a Loughborough Ligthning player? In this ...

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    Community Drills

    Opposition Center Pass - No WD

    Defensive formationCenter holds position between WA and attacking Center.Center controls center lane. GS/GK to assist.GS/GK control zones, Center assi...

    Autosave 56101585

    3v2 attackers game, centre feed the attacking players who must try to score as many goals as they can in the set time of Three minutes. move...

    Centre Pass

    Coach blows the whistle.Attach player practice running in for the ballDefence Practice standing on side defending ballCentre practices ball placementA...

    Attcak/Defence

    Players form two linesOne line are attackingOne line are defendingOne player is the centreCoach blows the whistle and first two players run outAttack ...

    Penalty into attacking third

    C leads into the middle of the court to receive pass from WD.As soon as C receives pass WA leads towards C, then cuts back along the circle to receive...

    Autosave 47194097

    Attacker drives to floating defender, uses different leads/changes of speed and direction to receive the ball from the other attacking player.Attacker...

    Autosave 6119877

    Netball Drills- Attacking Movement and PassingPlace 5 cones diagonally from each other down 1/2 the court. Practice driving down the court.