Netball: attacking

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What is the best way for a Goal Keeper to defend?

What is the best way for a Goal Keeper to defend, especially within the semi circle. ? Should they watch the ball then try to intercept any ball going to Goal Shooter or just mark up their partner?Submitted via email

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Does anyone have a drill to encourage U11s to come forward for a pass?

Does anyone have a drill to encourage under 11's to come forward for a pass rather than asking for the overhead pass all the time as they are 'running away' from the ball in their haste to get to the circle?

Jacqui Davis Coach, England

Attacking Centre pass - what are the best moves/strategies?

Attacking Centre pass - what are the best moves/strategies to use for adult teams?

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Where should a defending (opposing) centre stand while waiting for a centre pass by the attacking team. If possible, could you please give a reason for your suggestion. Thank you.

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How do you train to get past a zone defence.Kind regardsMadeleine

How do you train to get past a zone defence. Kind regards Madeleine

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C and GD blocking the GA

If my C and GD block the GA so that she can't get into her attacking third is that okay. They are basically facing them and getting in their way so that it makes it hard for the GA to get free? Also, if the GA then runs into one of my defenders and the ball is just about to be shot by their GS do I pull it up as a free pass in the centre third or do I presume that it does not affect the movement of the ball and let the GS continue with their shot?

Susan Barbour Coach, England

What's the best way to beat a zone defence

What's the best way to beat a zone defence

Sonia Roberts Coach, Australia

How to get my players thinking about court positions and timing drives?

How to get players to think about position on court and timing

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Ideas for improving focus and calming our defenders?

My defenders often loose focus and try to concentrate on too much. They watch the ball, their player, where the post is, our player, there wings, put up wrong arms, run past player etc. Our drills are spot on, and training is generally very good, but when we get into a game they loose confidence, panic and and look like they are being turned inside out. They are 15/un Open.

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Best position to leave vacant if only 6 players can attend?

Just wondering what is the best position to leave vacant if only 6 girls can attend a game. It's u11's with 2 brand new players & we are getting beaten by large margins & it's one of our seasoned players that will be off Asked using Sportplan on Mobile

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Please help me with attacking and defending strategies in netball

What are attacking strategies and defending strategies??? I need to finish my coursework and I am stuck with those two!

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Attacking principles

please help I am having trouble linking my four session plans together on attacking principles,Create and penetrate space moving the ball fast and flat off the straight line. Please helpthanks

Cally james Coach, England

Positions in Netball

What are all the positions in netball and where can they go and what do they do? What is the best position when doing your first netball match?

Eleabubble M Coach, England

How do people plan for the season?

Our new season starts in September. When planning do coaches plan for the entire season? The first four sessions? The first three months? Also do you start with maybe four sessions on defence then four on attack? Or do you mix it up?

Kelly Skiller Coach, England

Young players giving up in a loosing game

hi everyone, I coach an under 9 netball team. As usual we have a variety of skill levels in the team. On Saturday, we lost by a lot. That didn't trouble me - it was the attitude of a few girls that really disappointed me. They gave up. They stopped running, staying with (or even near) their opponent, stood still with their hands by their sides and refused to play.AAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I sat them down after the game and said that I don't care about the score board, I care about your effort. When you stop trying you let the whole team down. When you look like you can't be bothered, that leaves me feeling like I can't be bothered either!Ok, what should have I done? help please oh learned coach friends!Thanks, Melissa

Melissa Mee Coach, Australia

Progressive plans - attacking

Can you buy progressive plans on here? Say covering attacking for 6 weeks?Thanks Asked using Sportplan on Mobile

Sarah Gough Coach, England

Attacking backline pass off th...

HiCan a shooter rebound the ball( from a backline throw in) off the post and jump onto court, catch the ball from the post rebound and then shoot? It seems crazy to me but I have been told that this is now allowed?

Sue Kersey Coach, England
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