Drill Categories

Centre Pass Set Plays Drills

Centre passes are arguably one of the most crucial part of the game, as you are given possession 50% of the time. Every teams aim is to score off ever...

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

Reaction

category: Defence

Netball Reaction Defence White player 1 initiates a move towards either ball( on a cone). Red player 1responds and tries to get to the ball before.

Additional Defence

category: Defence

Netball Additional defence Defence The first team starts with the ball inside the attacking third, with all the other players except one stood outsid...

Defenders Dictating Play

category: Defence

Netball Defenders Dictating Play Defence Create a narrow channel for 2 attackers and 2 defenders to work in, from the centre circle to the end of cou...

1 Vs 1 Defending In The Circle

category: Defence

Netball 1 vs 1 Defending in the Circle Defence Slowly the two attackers pass the ball back and forth down the court towards the circle. The defender ...

Gladiators

category: Defence

Netball Gladiators Defence This drill works best with the full squad (10+ players). One feeder stands at the side of each third of the court (white i...

Defend The Corridor

category: Defence

Netball Defend the Corridor Defence This drill is for a defender to practice intercepting and dictating play. Use 4 feeders to make a space like a wi...

Goal Defence

category: Roles-responsibilities

Netball Goal Defence Roles & responsibilities Where can they go? The goal defence can move any where in the circle defensive and middle third. positi...

Shadowing

category: Defence

Netball Shadowing Defence Players run in pairs along the length of the court. The defender runs alongside the attacker, trying to keep the attacker o...

Centre Pass Defence

category: Defence

Netball Centre Pass Defence Defence Have the feeder start on the centre circle. Set up two boxes starting in the middle of the court and ending at on...

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 Movement - Progression

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 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...

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: 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...

Banana Peel

category: Centre-Pass-Set-Plays

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Set up:
Half court with a goal post, 1 ball, 4-8 players ( centre feeder, 2x midcourt, 2x shooter,...

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...

Centre

category: Roles-responsibilities

Where can they go?

Centres are allowed to move in all 3 thirds except in both circles.

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 ...

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.
  • ...

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....

Crossing The Line

category: Getting-free

  • Get into 4's with 1 ball
  • Set out a straight line with cones
  • 2 players will be feeder - one either side of the line...

Defensive Square

category: Defence

  • Get into 4's with 1 ball
  • Using cones create a '+' to split your area into 4 boxes
  • 2 players will be feeder - one either ...

Diamond Driving

category: Attack

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Set Up:

  • Two balls, four cones, 4-6 players.
  • Cones set up as a diamond, the two...

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...

  • Feeders Adjacent

    The feeders are positioned adjacent to one another, instead of opposite - with an attacker and defender inside the square.

    The attacker can o...

    feint shot in to a pass

    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...

    Figure of 8 defence

    Players work in pairs with one ball and three cones, placed in a triangle.

    The feeder stands above the top of the triangle.

    Using qui...

    GA Hold

    • The WA will set up ball side on the side of the circle
    • The C will set up ball side on the top of the circle
    • The GA...

    GK dancing

    3 Blue players pass ball to each other and attempt to pass the ball to a static player White 4 (varying types of passes). Defender Green 1 adjusts po...

    GK dancing

    3 Blue players pass ball to each other and attempt to pass the ball to a static player White 4 (varying types of passes). Defender Green 1 adjusts po...

    Gladiators

    This drill works best with the full squad (10+ players).

    One feeder stands at the side of each third of the court (white in the diagram). T...

    Goal Attack

    Where can they go?

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

    holding your defence

    Set up:

    Split players into groups of at least 7 with 1 ball using the goal third. Number 1 starts with the ball.


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    Intercept and covering defence

    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...

    Intercepting - 4s

    Blue 2 moves to receive ball from Blue 1 and returns the ball to Blue 1, who immediately throws to White2. Blue2 attempts to intercept pass. When co...

    Intercepting - 5s

    3 and 4 are posts (static). 1 and 2 can only feed the ball straight.

    They pass the ball to each other and occasionally feed to 3 and 4. De...

    Intercepting from behind

    Groups of three or fours one ball.
    2 feeders and 2 defenders. feeders stand 4 to 6 metres apart defenders position themselves beside the feeders.<...

    Intercepting from behind

    Groups of three or fours one ball.
    2 feeders and 2 defenders. feeders stand 4 to 6 metres apart defenders position themselves beside the feeders.<...

    Man to man defence

    Using the lines of a netball court, each player starts on one line and side steps quickly from side to side - 5 times there and back.

    Use tennis tra...

    Marking player and intercepting

    Blue 1 and 2 passing to each other. No. 3 is dodging from side to side. White 1 defends. Feed can come in at any time to no. 3 and defence atte...

    Marking player and intercepting

    Blue 1 and 2 passing to each other. No. 3 is dodging from side to side. White 1 defends. Feed can come in at any time to no. 3 and defence atte...

    Moving round attacker

    White 1 is the defence. Blues 1 and 2 have a ball. Slowly, they pass the ball back and forth and defence moves to the ball side of the player.

    Pass and Touch

    Set up:

    One ball, two lines opposite each other.

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

    Passing around a 3ft mark

    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...

    Popping over

    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 ...

    Rebounding

    8 players, 1 ball.
    4 players on the outside of the area. They are always on the side of the 2 players in possession of the ball and must stay st...

    Reward the Defence

    Play 5 on 5 or 6 on 6, attack v defence!

    Every time the defender is marking the attacker from 3 feet they get a point. See how many points e...

    Screen Set-Up

    • The GA will set up on the line ensuring their defender is on their inside (as shown)
    • The WA will start off the line and not directly b...

    Shoot with Rebounder

    The shooter has 10 shots from under the post while the rebounder has to defend each shot and then collect the rebound.

    Players should then c...

    Shoot with Rebounder

    The shooter has 10 shots from under the post while the rebounder has to defend each shot and then collect the rebound.

    Players should then c...

    Sprint Dodge

    In 3s. One player has the ball. The other two stand behind a line - 1 attacker, 1 defender. On a command from the feeder, the attacker drives out to r...

    Sprinting with defenders

  • In Pairs.

    Blue players stand in front of white. White players run towards one line, sudden change of direction and sprint back to try and lose ...

  • Sprinting with defenders

  • In Pairs.

    Blue players stand in front of white. White players run towards one line, sudden change of direction and sprint back to try and lose ...

  • Switch

    Example GD clears and runs in a crest WD moves to receives ball from GK and passes the ball to GD GD then passes the ball to C The Centre should tak...

    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...

    The Backline Pass Roll

    The GK has a back line pass. The Centre takes up her position just in middle of transverse line giving the impression she is not going to be involv...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Unit defense

    4 players. 1 ball.
    White 1 and 2 are defence, working as a unit. Blue 1 and 2 have a ball. They pass between them and also into the area between.(...

    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...

    Wing Defence

    Where can they go?

    The wing defence can move in the defensive and centre third but is not allowed to enter the circle.

    Working on a 2 vs 1

    The feeders are positioned adjacent to one another, instead of opposite - with an attacker and defender inside the square.

    Within the square,...

    Web Videos

    Sessions

    Maximising interceptions

    Develop your players understanding and use of fast, accurate footwork to make successful interceptions or force an error.

    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.

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    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...