Drills

Quickest Way Up The Court

category: Group-practices

Netball Quickest way up the court Group practices Set out the players as shown. The path of the ball should be straight. The players should move onto...

Pass And Move

category: Group-practices

Netball Pass and Move Group practices Groups of 6 with one ball per group. Player 6 starts with the ball, with player 5 starting to move in to receiv...

Quick Passing

category: Group-practices

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

3 Passes Hold To Shoot

category: Group-practices

Netball 3 passes hold to shoot Group practices 3 players 2 balls 1 player gets ready to shoot and holds position to shoot while the other 2 pass the ...

Gladiators

category: Group-practices

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

Box Drill

category: Group-practices

Netball Box Drill Group practices 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 ...

Shooting - Group Practice

category: Shooting

Netball Shooting - group practice Shooting Player 3 starts with the ball and passes the ball to Player 2 before running around behind player 2 in to ...

Changing Direction - Group Practice

category: Group-practices

Netball Changing Direction - group practice Group practices Setup the practice as shown. Feeder 1 has the ball. Worker runs out towards a cone, chang...

'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 ...

4 corner cut back

Split players into pairs with one ball between them.

The worker (player 2) drives from the centre to a cone and then back to the centre ag...

Box Drill

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 space ahead of p...

Bulldog

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

  • 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...

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...

Catch pivot and pass relay

The starting player passes the ball to the player moving towards the ball from the opposite group.

The receiving player who catches the ball...

Catch, turn and pass relay

Players work in groups of 4, with 1 ball between them.

  1. The first player runs towards the centre
  2. The player with the ball thro...

Clock Face

  • 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 ball that is relea...

    Clock Face

  • 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 ball that is relea...

    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. ...

    Complete the square

    Working in a square in groups of 3 (with one corner left empty).

    Player 2 sprints to the spare corner as player 1 starts to play the pass.<...

    Complete the square

    Working in a square in groups of 3 (with one corner left empty).

    Player 2 sprints to the spare corner as player 1 starts to play the pass.<...

    Corner Ball - Pass and Drive

    Mark out a square approx 15x15m and then split players into groups of 12 (where possible) and add 2 balls. The balls must start opposite to each ot...

    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....

    Cross overs

    Minimum group of 6 - 2 balls.

    Players 2 have a ball each and pass to players 1, and then cross over to receive, return; cross over to receive, retur...

    Crossroads

    This drill is for a minimum group of eight.

    Two players standing at each point of a cross.

    Have two balls start on opposite sides of ...

    Defender in the middle

    Players work in groups of 4, with 3 attackers forming a triangle, standing 1.5 meters apart and one defender stood in the middle.

    The ball ...

    Definite Drive

    In one third of the court split your players into groups of 9 with one ball.

    Coach starts the practice.

    Each player at the front of ...

    Divots!

    Scatter some cones (divots) across the area, some the right way up, and some upside down. Split the group into two teams - 'Hackers and Greenkeeper...

    Find Your Position

    The group is divided into two teams, with each being told which way they are shooting.

    The aim of the game is for the centre to get the ball ...

    Follow Ball - Part 1

    Split players into groups of 7/8 with 1 ball.

    Players stand into 2 lines facing each other with 1 feeder in the middle on their own at an ang...

    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...

    Footwork Rule

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    To abide by the footwork rule, whatever foot you land on first when you receive the ball, you c...

    Free to catch

    Players stay in groups of 3 with 1 ball.
    2 players stand in the grid and 1 player outside with the ball.

    The players inside the grid al...

    Give and Go in pairs

    Players work in groups of 4, with two feeders, two balls and two workers.

    1. The workers receive the ball from the feeder opposite them and...

    Here, There and Everywhere

    Whole group face the coach who then calls one of the following:

    1. Here: Group run forwards.
    2. There: Group run in the direction t...

    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.


    ...

    intercept

    In groups of 5. 2 balls. 4 players in square 1 worker in middle. 2 Players continuously pass to each other while worker stands in...

    Intercept the High Ball

    Whole group drill, 5 cones, 2 feeders (red) and 2 balls.

    Players drive forwards, change direction on the cone and make the interception from ...

    Intercepting - group

    Split the group into minimum of 3 people with one ball per group.

    Player 2 runs to the side to receive ball from player 1.

    They then ...

    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.<...

    Intercepting passes down court

    Half the group have a ball each, the other half has to stand tactically in between the two lines.

    The players with the balls start behind th...

    Intercepting passes down court

    Half the group have a ball each, the other half has to stand tactically in between the two lines.

    The players with the balls start behind th...

    Intercepting passes down court

    Half the group have a ball each, the other half has to stand tactically in between the two lines.

    The players with the balls start behind th...

    Interception - group activity

  • Red 2 has the ball and red 1 starts in the opposite corner
  • Blue 1 runs forward and Red 2 passes a diagonal pass to Blue 1
  • Red 1 ...

  • Interception - group activity

  • Red 2 has the ball and red 1 starts in the opposite corner
  • Blue 1 runs forward and Red 2 passes a diagonal pass to Blue 1
  • Red 1 ...

  • Lead Running - Group Practice

    Players stand in a line spaced down the length of the court and the player at the end starts with the ball.

    When everyone is ready the next ...

    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...

    Moving the Ball

    Groups of 4, in an area the length of a third and just under half way across court. In this area have 3 attackers, 1 defender.

    Starting at on...

    One Handed Pass and Catch

    One player always passes the ball straight and the other always passes the ball diagonally.

    Both players are catching and throwing the ball ...

    One Handed Pass and Catch

    One player always passes the ball straight and the other always passes the ball diagonally.

    Both players are catching and throwing the ball ...

    One Handed Pass and Catch

    One player always passes the ball straight and the other always passes the ball diagonally.

    Both players are catching and throwing the ball ...

    Overhead Pass and hold

    Split your players into groups of three, with one ball per group.

    Player 2's job is to hold their space (screening) behind the defender (pla...

    Overhead Pass and hold

    Split your players into groups of three, with one ball per group.

    Player 2's job is to hold their space (screening) behind the defender (pla...

    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 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 chase

    2 groups of 4 with one ball in each group standing in two interlocking squares.

    The idea of the practice is that the ball starts on opposite...

    Pivot and Pass

    Split your players into groups of 4 with one ball. Each group forms 2 lines.

    1. The front person from the 1st line (red player) runs out ...

    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 Decisions - Jump and Land

    Split your players into two groups and get them to pair up.

    1. The first pair in the line set off and must first choose a hoop to jump and ...

    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...

    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...

    Receive and return pass

    Players work in groups of 3, with two players inside the grid and 1 outside with the ball.

    The outside player (1) passes the ball inside to ...

    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...

    Roll Chain

    In groups of 6 or 7 set up as below. Before receiving the ball the player must roll before receiving the ball. Ball should advance through the co...

    Run and follow

    Position 4 red players on the first 4 cones of the tree and 4 blue players in a queue at the base of the tree.

    Like a pendulum, blue players...

    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...

    Shooter Shuttles

    Set up:

    Split players into runners and shooters - no more than 4 shooters at one time who start in the shooting circle, eac...

    Shooter Shuttles

    Set up:

    Split players into runners and shooters - no more than 4 shooters at one time who start in the shooting circle, eac...

    The Clock

    Split players into groups of at least 10 players, with one ball between them inside a square grid (half a third).

    Players work in pairs (1-4)...

    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...

    Throw, meet, catch and turn to pass

    Players are working in threes with 1 ball per group, using the wall.

    Standing 2 metres away from the wall the 1st player throws a strong pa...

    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 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...

    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...

    Try to intercept

    Players work in groups of 4.

    The feeder stands with the ball in front of the 3 other players. The two receiving players stand 5 meters away ...

    Video Player

    Depending on what the coach calls players must respond.

    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...

    Web Videos

    Sessions

    Mini Games for Juniors!

    Help your junior players bond and play together with this mini games session, with plenty of fun exercises to get them smiling!

    Shooting Form - Accuracy and Control

    Can your players shoot using the correct shooting technique under pressure? Find out with this goal scoring plan, that finishes with 2 fun conditioned...

    Defence around the Circle

    Dictate the attackers into bad positions, increasing the difficulty and numbers of passes; therefore increasing opportunities to intercept

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    Community Drills

    Simultaneous 2 ball spry

    Throw ball to self whilst recive and pass back to one player. Repeat and go through group.Focus on sufficent hight of own ball so as to give time reci...

    Centrepass movement

    Done with two or more groups simultaneously. (If only one group - run it from centre circle, in centre of court).C is the feeder. WA lines up be...

    Coming around drill

    Groups of 3 - Two black C's pass the ball back and forth, whilst white C runs a figure 8 around them, intercepting ball as they go.

    First and second phase leads

    2 x Groups of 8/9 if injecting a mid court defender, half court each (20mins)2 feeders each end.Pairs split/lead out to receive ball, C decides which ...

    Team Lead, Catch and Pass

    2 x groups of 82 feeders both ends of the courtC leads out to receive ball from feeder, pivots to feed ball to GD who leads out for pass.Continue down...

    Pass and Move

    Groups of 3 in a square, 4 cones, 1 ballC starts with the ball.GA leads to the cone on the left, to receive pass from C (Black). When GA receive...

    Chest Passing

    One Person starts with the ball. The ball is passed to someone across the circle , each player can only receive once , until it is back to the start ....

    Pass and Shot

    Feeder (green) start with ball on coneblue run to coloured cone (varying difficulties) receives a pass and takes a shotblue collect rebound, and becom...

    footwork drills

    groups of 2, 4 dots each group (make sure dots are different colours e.g. red, blue, green, yellow) and a ball.make a square with the cones, each dot ...