Drills

Quick Passing

category: Passing

Netball Quick Passing Passing Split the group into 8s. 2 Balls starting with Player 1 and Player 4. The players then pass the balls diagnoally until ...

Chest Pass

category: Passing

Netball Chest pass Passing Players in pairs with one ball about 5 metres apart.

Bow Tie

category: Passing

Netball Bow Tie Passing Set up cones in a bow tie shape, with 2 cones on the third line, one halfway down the end third and 2 at the end of court, as...

One Hand Lob Pass

category: Passing

Netball One hand lob pass Passing Put your players into pairs, about 2-3 metres apart from one another with one ball. Using one hand players must lob...

Clock Face

category: Passing

Netball Clock Face Passing In pairs one ball each group. On the command of the feeder,ie. 3 o clock, worker moves out to that time and receives the b...

Box Drill

category: Passing

Netball Box Drill Passing A min. of 8 players standing in four corners of 1/3 of the court, one player with a ball. Player 1 passes the ball into the...

The Star

category: Passing

Netball The Star Passing This practice encourages concentration and awareness. 3 players (A, B and C) stand on the cones making the top three points ...

Catch Pivot And Pass Relay

category: Footwork

Netball Catch pivot and pass relay Footwork The starting player passes the ball to the player moving towards the ball from the opposite group. The re...

Passing On The Move - Side Steps

category: Passing

Netball Passing on the move - Side Steps Passing Working in pairs with 1 ball players should pass and move using side-steps along the entire length o...

Moving Sideways And Passing

category: Passing

Netball Moving sideways and passing Passing In pairs moving up the court passing the ball to each other while side hopping and facing each other at a...

'Bump' quick passing game

Players work in pairs over varying distances depending on the pass type.

  1. Each pair should stand opposite their partner.
  2. Each ...

1-2 Taking on two defenders

  1. One A starts with the ball. She passes to her partner who has made a move to get past a defender.
  2. First A then moves, taking on the ...

1-2 Taking on two defenders

  1. One A starts with the ball. She passes to her partner who has made a move to get past a defender.
  2. First A then moves, taking on the ...

1-2 Taking on two defenders

  1. One A starts with the ball. She passes to her partner who has made a move to get past a defender.
  2. First A then moves, taking on the ...

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...

10 passes to score

1 team starts with the ball and tries and make 10 consecutive passes. The other team can send 1 or 2 players across to try and win the ball for the...

10 passes to score

1 team starts with the ball and tries and make 10 consecutive passes. The other team can send 1 or 2 players across to try and win the ball for the...

2 lead drive

minimum of 8 players set up in square grid as shown in picture Ball is passed round the square with players timing their move so that they run onto th...

2 vs 1 Passing

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...

3 Man Weave

Players pass the ball out to the side and then follow their pass and run behind the player they passed the ball to.

Both the ball and all pl...

3 Man Weave

Players pass the ball out to the side and then follow their pass and run behind the player they passed the ball to.

Both the ball and all pl...

3 pass routine

Player 1 starts with the ball and passes it acrossthe grid to player 3 player.

Player 1 runs to the empty cone and receives back the ball. t...

3 passes hold to shoot

3 players 2 balls 1 player gets ready to shoot and holds position to shoot while the other 2 pass the ball 3 times between them.

The player ...

5 Passes to Score!

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

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

5 Point Interception

Have two players passing a ball back and forth about 5m apart. Set up 5 cones behind one of the players, in a semicircle behind them, about 2m away...

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...

All intercepts for WD/GD

Feeder on the centre circle, 2 attackers on the third line (~5m apart) with the defender stood behind in between them.

2 feeders positioned o...

Ball skills mini Guantlet

3 Feeders, 3 defenders, 1 attacker, 1 ball. Attacker has to work her way through the defenders passing and receiving the ball from the fe...

Bulldog

Setup:

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

All othe...

Burpee Variation

  • Get into pairs with one ball
  • One player will be the worker (doing the movement), the other the feeder (passing the ball)

Catch and turn

Working in threes with 1 ball per group.

The 1st player has their back to the others throws the ball up and over their head, turns and cat...

Catching a bad pass

Working in pairs with 1 ball.

Players pass the ball between them -one player is passing accurately and the other is throwing balls slightl...

Catching on the Move

Set up 4 cones in a square, 3m apart

3 players start on different corners (leaving the top right corner free).

The player at the bottom...

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 ...

Chest Pass

*** AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON ***

  • Spread your hands around the ball in a 'W' shaped position
  • Bring the ball to...

Choosing Sides - 5 players

On receiving the ball from the feeder player 1 turns.

Players 2 and 3 should both make strong sideways movements in opposite directions, the...

Choosing Sides - 5 players

On receiving the ball from the feeder player 1 turns.

Players 2 and 3 should both make strong sideways movements in opposite directions, the...

Choosing Sides - 5 players

On receiving the ball from the feeder player 1 turns.

Players 2 and 3 should both make strong sideways movements in opposite directions, the...

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...

Co-ordination Passing

Both blue players have balls. They both throw their balls to the Red player facing them and the red players return the ball diagonally to the ot...

Complete The Square - 4s

  • Split the group into 4s with 2 balls.
  • The feeder (Blue Player 1) has two balls, she passes to Blue Player 2 who passes first to her right. ...

    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.
    • ...

    Couples Pass

    Using a square player without a ball (Red player 1). On command from player with ball (Red player 2) Red player 1 sprints across the box to receiv...

    Courtline Passing

    Side/backline throw in

    Place 6 different coloured cones in different places on the side and back lines to signal start position of the throw ...

    Cover Defence: Ball and Hole Game

    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

    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....

    Defend the Corridor

    This drill is for a defender to practice intercepting and dictating play.

    Use 4 feeders to make a space like a wide corridor for the attacke...

    Defend the Lane

    This drill is for a defender to practice intercepting and dictating play.

    Use 4 feeders to make a space like a wide corridor for the attacker...

    Defending the Overlap

    Have 2 defenders, who take it in turns to mark a play.

    If the defender is drawn to A1s run then A2 can pass back to the next person in the A1...

    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...

    double lead

    Ball is passed round the square with players timing their move so that they run onto the ball.

    1. In this practice 2 players run to make ...

    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 ...

    Easy as 1, 2, 3

    Whilst passing the ball to each other, three players run in a line across the width of court.

    Players number themselves 1, 2 and 3 and pass ...

    Follow your pass (Zig Zag)

    Workers pass the ball to the person at the next cone and then immediately follow it each time.

    Once the ball reaches the final cone the fina...

    Four Corners

    5 vs 5 or 7 vs 7 depending on numbers

    Set up 4 boxes as shown in the diagram, ~3m x 3m each.

    The Attackers start with the ball in one o...

    Hour Glass Passing

    Both W1 and W2 simultaneously receive the ball from the feedres, as shown in the diagram, and return the ball to the same feeder.

    Then both ...

    In and out - Pass and return

    Five attackers, each with a ball, are positioned on the edge of the circle with two other attackers inside the circle.

    The two ball-less pla...

    Intercept - Strike like a ninja

    Two players are passing the ball between them in a consistent rhythm.

    The defender stands behind one of the attackers and has to try and tim...

    Intercept and Recover for a GK

    Around the circle to make intercepts relevant for a GK.

    Feeder 3-4m from the top of the circle, other 2 feeders in line with the top of the c...

    Intercept the Compass

    Set up 4 feeders in Compass positions (North, South, East, West), with 2 defenders standing behind the W feeder and to the side. The E feeder begin...

    Intercept the Compass

    Set up 4 feeders in Compass positions (North, South, East, West), with 2 defenders standing behind the W feeder and to the side. The E feeder begin...

    Intercept with Active Feeder

    Have two feeders passing a ball back and forth about 5m apart.

    Position two cones on either side of one feeder, making a gate. The defender...

    Interception Circle

    Maximum of 8 players form the outside of a circle with 2 defenders inside and 1 ball.

    Defenders have to work together to intercept the bal...

    into the middle and receive

    minimum of 8 players set up in square grid as shown in picture Ball is passed round the square with players timing their move so that they run onto th...

    Lob Pass - dodging

    For this drill your players will need to get into groups of 4, with 1 ball between them. 2 players work inside the grid whilst the other 2 stand on...

    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...

    Name before pass

    Players have to name their pass before they receive the ball nad throw the ball to that person. This is an exercise to speed-up the passing and dec...

    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...

    One Handed Bounce Pass

    *** AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON ***

    • Place the ball in one hand and spread your fingers around the ball
    • Step forward wi...

    One handed passing

    1 Ball, 2 players face each other. Both players pass the ball straight alternating between left and right hand (with hand at shoulder height)

    <...

    One handed passing

  • Stand about 2 metres apart.
  • In pairs with one ball between two.
  • 1 ball, 2 players face each other. Both players pass the ball to ...

  • One handed passing

    1 Ball, 2 players face each other. Both players pass the ball straight alternating between left and right hand (with hand at shoulder height)

    <...

    Over-Under Passing

    Players need to pair up and concentrate for this drill and will need two balls.

    One player bounce passes every pass while the other plays a ...

    Overlap to gain Territory

    Set up 4 lines of players down a third. 2 lines at each end, facing each other, 1, 2, 3, 4

    A1 passes to A2, and runs in front of A2 to receiv...

    Pass and Follow Relay

    The player with the ball starts by passing using a shoulder pass to the player opposite them

    They sprint to follow their pass to the back of...

    Pass and Move

  • Groups of 6 with one ball per group.
  • Player 6 starts with the ball, with player 5 starting to move in to receive the ball before passing th...

    Pass and move in opposite direction

    Players pass the ball clock wise.

    After each pass the player runs to touch the cone of the player in the opposite direction they passed to a...

    Pass and move to follow

    Set out Grids

    5 players to one gird. 1 ball.

    Player after passing the ball run around the outside cone and continue to the next cone ...

    Pass and Run - In front, behind

    Players stand in 2 lines, with a feeder in front of each line.

    Players pass the ball out to their feeder and then swap sides (going in front...

    Pass and Run 1

    Players work in groups of 6 with two balls per group. First two players in each line have a ball

    Player 1 starts the drill with a pass to thr...

    Pass and Touch

    Set up:

    One ball, two lines opposite each other.

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

    Passing - Mix it up!

    In pairs, standing about 2 metres apart, players pass to one another using a variety of passes:

    Chest, shoulder, bounce pass, high pass (to ...

    Passing and movement (same height)

    Aim is to keep the ball moving continuously

  • Pass the ball against the wall at a point further down the wall so the ball rebounds at a hi...

  • Passing and Moving in pairs

    Starting position Player A is 5m away from the wall and player B standing with her back to the wall, 1m away

  • 1 Player A pass...

  • Passing and moving MAYHEM

    You can compare this exercise to a extremely difficult sudoka. Trying to put this one into words is near enough impossible. Good luck trying to work ...

    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...

    Passing circuit

    2 balls 4 players 2 players in the middle are static and need to turn on the spot. the other 2 players move between 2 corners. Middle player passes th...

    Passing coordination 1

    Three feeders stand on a line and start with two balls, opposite the worker.

    The feeders take it in turns to pass to the worker who must retu...

    Passing coordination 2

    Three feeders stand on a line and start with two balls, opposite the worker.

    The feeders take it in turns to pass to the worker who must retu...

    Passing coordination 3

    Three feeders stand on a line and start with two balls, opposite the worker.

    The feeders take it in turns to pass to the worker who must retu...

    Passing coordination 4

    Three feeders stand on a line and start with two balls, opposite the worker.

    The feeders take it in turns to pass to the worker who must retu...

    Passing down the axis of the court

    position lines of players (or a team) down the court in a straight line, preferably in position order.

    The GK faces the back wall away from ...

    Passing in Pairs

    Player work in pairs and stand 1m apart.

    Players pass back and forth while facing one another as they move along the length of the court and...

    Passing into Leading Player

    In pairs with 1 ball between 2.
    1 passes to 2 then moves to next cone to receive return ball. Other player does the same. Players must alwa...

    Passing Lane

    Player 1 passes to their partner then moves to the next cone to receive the ball back.

    This repeats until players reach the end of the area....

    Piece of Cake

    Every player is involved in this defensive exercise.

    1. The first player in the center passes to an outside player.
    2. After passin...

    Post passing

    A minimum of two players stand behind the three cones on both sides of the area.

    One worker starts with the ball in the middle of the court ...

    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...

    Quick criss cross

    Split players into groups of at least 8 players, with 2 balls set up as per diagram. The balls start with the 2 end players in the same line.

    Quick Passing

  • Split the group into 8s.
  • 2 Balls starting with Player 1 and Player 4. The players then pass the balls diagnoally until the ball reaches an...

    Round the Feeder Defending

    Have 2 Feeders (F1, F2) passing to each other about 5m apart.

    The defender will start to the side and slightly behind F2. F1 will pass the ba...

    Run, receive and pass

  • Split the group into 3s.
  • 1 Ball per group.
  • Blue 1 runs between white 1 and 2 to receive the ball. They jump, land and turn and then fe...

    Run, receive and pass

  • Split the group into 3s.
  • 1 Ball per group.
  • Blue 1 runs between white 1 and 2 to receive the ball. They jump, land and turn and then fe...

    Running the Gauntlet (with ball)

    To be played in groups of 8.

    2 defenders stand in each section of the court.

    2 attackers work their way down the court passing the ba...

    Running the Gauntlet (with ball)

    To be played in groups of 8.

    2 defenders stand in each section of the court.

    2 attackers work their way down the court passing the ba...

    Running the Gauntlet (with ball)

    To be played in groups of 8.

    2 defenders stand in each section of the court.

    2 attackers work their way down the court passing the ba...

    shooting rotation practice

    Three players perform this drill with two balls.

    Two players stand by the post with a ball each, while the third player is stood outside of...

    Side Steps

    Pair your players up, with 1 ball per pair.

    The player that is the worker receives 3 passes to the left over an increasing distance, then ...

    Side Steps

    Pair your players up, with 1 ball per pair.

    The player that is the worker receives 3 passes to the left over an increasing distance, then ...

    Snake bite distraction

    In this game you have two attackers who are passing the ball between them with one defender who stands behind the attacker. The defender is the wor...

    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...

    The Flag

    The aim of this drill is to get the players to think about passing and moving in variety of directions at speed.

    The ball must always travel...

    The Flag

    The aim of this drill is to get the players to think about passing and moving in variety of directions at speed.

    The ball must always travel...

    The Star

    This practice encourages concentration and awareness.

    3 players (A, B and C) stand on the cones making the top three points of a star (they...

    Timing the Interception

    • Get into a group of 4 with one ball
    • Two players will be feeders and will stand approxiamtely 4-5 meters apart
    • One player will ...

    Timing the V Cut

    Coach starts the drill by passing the first ball.

    1. First 2 players drive in opposite angles and the coach passes ball to player 1.
    2. ...

    To you, to me!

    Have two groups of players (blues and whites) split themselves into two lines. Each line stands facing the other coloured group.

    The first 2...

    Triangle Chasing Game

    2 teams (standing alternate) 2 balls.
    1 team starts passing the ball in one direction around their team. The other team then passes their ball th...

    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...

    Two Handed Bounce Pass

    *** AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON ***

    • Spread your hands around the ball in a ‘W’ shaped position
    • Bring the ball to your ...

    Up and Across Passing

    To practice running off the ball players work in pairs, with 1 ball between 2.

    The stipulation for this drill is that one player can only pa...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Wall Pass

    Players stand in a line 3 metres away from a wall with one ball per line.

    Player 1 throws a powerful high pass against the wall, after throw...

    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.

    Work the Middle Player

    Blue Player 1 has the ball and passes it to the centre player who moves to their right to receive the ball, before receiving, rotating and passing ...

    Workers in a Square

    Split your group into 8s (2 balls are needed for this pass and move exercise).

    The balls start on opposite corners and are passed clockwise...

    Workers in a Square

    Split your group into 8s (2 balls are needed for this pass and move exercise).

    The balls start on opposite corners and are passed clockwise...

    Workers in a Square

    Split your group into 8s (2 balls are needed for this pass and move exercise).

    The balls start on opposite corners and are passed clockwise...

    Zig-Zag Passes

  • Split the group into 6s with one ball per group.
  • Red player 1 throws the ball to Blue player 1, and then receives a return pass while movin...

    Zig-Zag Passes

  • Split the group into 6s with one ball per group.
  • Red player 1 throws the ball to Blue player 1, and then receives a return pass while movin...

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    Community Drills

    Drills

    Passing in between groups of 3 and four:Start with one ball and pass around the group start with chest passes, bounce passes and then shoulder passes....

    Passing

    2 teams race each otherperson out the front (red cone) starts with the ball and passes it back and forth between each player as quick as they can to t...

    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 ...

    Autosave 3505358

    AIM: Good pick up of difficult pass/rolling ballRULES: 2 teams of equal players stand one in each goal third.The ball is passed between teams with poi...

    Passing in a Square

    A 1 metre square is set up using cones and a worker is stationed at the front side of the square. A thrower is set up about 5 metres from the worker.W...