Drill Categories

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...

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

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...

2 Vs 1 Pairs

category: Passing

3 teams of 2 players.
2 teams combine to play against the 3rd team. If 3rd team gets the ball, the team that lost the ball is in the middle ...

2 Vs 1 Passing

category: Getting-free

3 Players; 2 Attack and 1 Defence set up in an area of court relevant to their positions.

The marked attacker passes the ball to the other an...

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...

5 Passes To Score!

category: Small-games

The aim for players is to pass the ball amongst your team.

Teams score by successfully completing 5 consecutive passes without dropping / ha...

Additional Defence

category: 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

category: Group-practices

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 Third Game - Offence V Defence

category: Small-games

Play 4 on 4 or 5 on 5 in one third of the court, using one goal.

Two shooters at any one time can go into the circle, play up to the third li...

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Sessions

Combine all stages of defence

Improve your team?s defensive abilities by combining all the stages of defence with this session, so you can build up a dominant defence

Limiting ball carrier options

Limit the opponent’s options in attack with this defensive session, improving your team’s ability to intercept and apply pressure to the ball carrier

Community Drills

Whole court attacking challenge

Split group into 3 equal teams. Ideally 6 per team. 1 team is the attackers, 1 team are defenders, 1 team is resting off the court. Split court in hal...

Stage 1 defence

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

STRATEGY

Defensive skillsDiscuss and demonstrate the different types of defence techniques. 1on1 in front, 1on1 behind/side, 2on1(sandwich), defending space. F...