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Defence Drills

There are three stages of Defence in netball: Shadowing - Being on your toes, ready to pounce 2. Pressure (3 ft) - Make things difficult for the opp...

Drills

Ball Release Tag

category: Small-games

Designated players (catchers) attempt to tag other players.

Once tagged players must stand still.

Tagged players may only be released...

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...

Cat And Mouse

category: Warm-ups

  • 1 player is a cat
  • 1 player is a mouse
  • The other players lie (or stand) in lines (can have 2-4 groups depending on numbers)&nbs...

Circle Edge Drive

category: Getting-free

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...

Cops And Robbers

category: Small-games

  • 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.
  • ...

Figure Of Eight

category: Interception

Split players into pairs with one ball and three cones, placed in a triangle. The feeder stands above the top of the triangle.

Using quick,...

Fox & Geese

category: Warm-ups

Players 1, 2 and 3 all hold the hips of the player in front of them. The defender (Green Player) tries to tag the back of one of the other nominat...

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...

Islands

category: Small-games

Create all different islands on the court by using cones. Players need to get in pairs with 1 ball between 2. You need 1 or 2 catchers in between the ...

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 ...

Lose your Marker

Set up 4 cones/throw down lines making a line with markers at the far left, 4m, 2m, 4m.

Partners work facing opposite each other, 1 attacker ...

Noughts and crosses

Set up 9 cones in a square in the middle of a third.

Two teams of 3 are lined up on the sidelines of the third, with each player holding the ...

Rebound - groups

White player 1 throws to Red player 1 and then follows in to mark and catch the rebound from the Red player's shot.

The White player returns...

Rebound - groups

White player 1 throws to Red player 1 and then follows in to mark and catch the rebound from the Red player's shot.

The White player returns...

Split lead to maintain possession

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...

Statue of Liberty

In pairs,

  • 1 player - the statue - holds a ball aloft in one hand. Partner runs, leaps and snatches the ball, lands with the correct footwork,
  • Street Tag

    Split your players into 2 teams 4v4 with one ball to start and mark out a square grid (20x20) by using cones.

    The white players (catchers) pa...

    Sumo Wrestlers

    2 Players facing each other.

    The idea is that each player has to try and touch the calves of their partners and at the same time ensure th...

    Sumo Wrestlers

    2 Players facing each other.

    The idea is that each player has to try and touch the calves of their partners and at the same time ensure th...

    Tag Ball

    In one third of the court any number of players work with one ball between them.

    The aim of the game is for players to pass the ball to each...

    Tag Intercept

    Players in pairs with 1 ball between them.

    They have to keep possession of the ball by passing it around and running into spaces, whilst 1 o...

    Tag Intercept

    Players in pairs with 1 ball between them.

    They have to keep possession of the ball by passing it around and running into spaces, whilst 1 o...

    Tag the defender

    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

    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...

    Taking on two defenders

    Position cones 8-10m apart. A starts at one cone, F stands with the ball at the other cone. 2 defenders stagger themselves between the two cones as...

    Taking on two defenders

    Position cones 8-10m apart. A starts at one cone, F stands with the ball at the other cone. 2 defenders stagger themselves between the two cones as...

    Taking on two defenders

    Position cones 8-10m apart. A starts at one cone, F stands with the ball at the other cone. 2 defenders stagger themselves between the two cones as...

    Triangle Tag

    In groups of 4. Three players hold hands, with the fourth player being made the tagger. The fourth player (green player 1) has to try and tag a n...

    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 ...

    Virtual Defending

    Two lines (Indian file) behind the centre transverse line facing the centre of the court.

    On the coach's whistle players drive out at a 45 d...

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    Mini-games and Warm Up Drills

    10 fun games and ideas to improve your warm up - Bring the WOW factor to your next practice and prepare your players, mentally and physically!

    Community Drills

    Stage 1 defence

    GD stands between two cones and C (feeder) trys to pass the ball pass the defender.GD moves side to side

    skill practices

    dynamic lead warm up 1xlength gentle jogging/side step/high knees/heel kickscoach lead stretches and core skilsbib tag

    Back-line Pass 1

    This option can be taken when the GD has a little room to run onto the circle and is not being double-tagged by a dropping GS. GK to create movme...

    Warm Up on a Shared Court

    When sharing a court, move from side to side.Split team into 2 rows and stagger players to allow enough room to move safely.