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Getting free Drills

Netball is all about getting free, losing your marker or making clearing runs so they can receive the ball without it being intercepted. There's plent...

Drills

1 V 1 - Actual Defending

category: Interception

Two feeders stand in middle of the court, either side of the center circle.

The attacking player passes the ball out to the feeder and then ...

2 Lead Drive

category: Passing

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 Centre Pass

category: Getting-free

Set up a 3m x 3m area, with an Attacker and a Defender inside. A Feeder stands outside the area and starts with the ball. A second Defender is pos...

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...

2 Vs. 2 - Pass And Move

category: Getting-free

Players take it in turns to run through the defender's areas as pairs. The player without the ball leads into the space. Working together they shou...

3 Man Weave

category: Movement

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

category: Passing

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

category: Passing

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 Straight Forward Running Evasions

category: Attack

1. Double cut back:

WA runs one way, stops abruptly and changes direction before again changing direction for a second time to go and meet t...

3 V 1 To Score

category: Getting-free

WA and GA run to the middle 1/3 and back on the way back the feeder passes the ball to either player. The GS has to move and stand on the opposite sid...

4 Corner Drill

category: Getting-free

Minimum of 8 players with 2 balls (balls start on diagonally opposite corners).

Players 1 and 3 run to their left towards the player that is...

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 Point Interception

category: 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...

All Intercepts For Wd/Gd

category: Interception

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...

Anywheres - Progression

category: Warm-ups

The worker must move at speed to run at an angle, and then quickly spin outwards, away from the feeder, before cutting back in to receive the pass....

Attack The Top Of The D

category: Attack

  1. The winger players passes the ball into the centre and then runs to the first blue cone

  2. The winger then cuts inside and ...

Attacking Centre Pass

category: Attack

GA and WA start on the line squeezing their defenders into the middle.

This opens up space to run into

Has to be two options ther...

Bow Tie

category: 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 shown in the diagram....

Box Drill

category: 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 into the space ahead of p...

Box Drill

category: 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 space ahead of p...

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...

Catch And Pass

category: Passing

4 cones are placed as shown in diagram and players work in pairs with one ball.

The worker (red) runs to any cone, changes direction and rec...

Catch, Turn And Pass Relay

category: Group-practices

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...

Catching On The Move

category: Ball-skills

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...

Changing Direction - Group Practice

category: Getting-free

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Feeder 1 has the ball. Worker runs out towards a cone, changes direction and sprints to receive a pass from t...

    Changing Direction - Group Practice

    category: Group-practices

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Feeder 1 has the ball. Worker runs out towards a cone, changes direction and sprints to receive a pass from t...

    Changing Direction

    category: Getting-free

    4 cones are placed as shown in diagram.
    Red player 1 runs to any cone, changes direction and receives ball from White player 1 back in the centre. ...

    Chest Pass On The Move

    category: Passing

    Players work in pairs with 1 ball.

    The feeder stands static and feeds the ball to the worker.

    The worker runs towards the feeder to r...

    Christmas Stocking Warm Up

    category: Warm-ups

    4 teams have a 'Christmas stocking' (box 2m x 2m) each and they each start with 4-5 objects that are 'presents' (spare shoes, coloured cones, bibs ...

    Christmas Tree Warm-Up

    category: Warm-ups

    Players stand at opposite ends of the tree in two lines. One player from each line runs from one side to the other at a time.

    Circle Shots

    category: Shooting

    Shooter sprints out to circle edge and, on return, receives a pass.
    Shooter must balance, shoot, rebound then return ball to player 1. She conti...

    Circle Shots

    category: Small-games

    Shooter sprints out to circle edge and, on return, receives a pass.
    Shooter must balance, shoot, rebound then return ball to player 1. She conti...

    Cones - Run/Balance/Shoot

    category: Movement

    Feeder starts on the edge of the circle. Worker 1 runs around a cone, drives into the circle to receive the ball before making the shot. Rebound,...

    Cones - Run/Balance/Shoot

    category: Shooting

    Feeder starts on the edge of the circle. Worker 1 runs around a cone, drives into the circle to receive the ball before making the shot. Rebound,...

    Continuous Split Lead

    category: Passing

    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 ...

    Couples Pass

    category: Passing

    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

    category: Group-practices

    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 ...

    Cross Over

    category: Movement

    Players run across the square to catch the ball and pass down the outside of the square.

    Use cones to start with but once the players unders...

    Crossroads

    category: Group-practices

    Minimum group of eight. Two players standing at each point of a cross. 2 balls start on opposite sides of the cross (white 1 and 3) Blue 1 and 3 run s...

    Defend The Corridor

    category: Defence

    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

    category: Defence

    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

    category: Passing

    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...

    Defensive Footwork

    category: Defence


    Player 1 holds the ball out in front.Player 2 runs round one way then the other to touch the ball each time

    Defensive Footwork

    category: Interception


    Player 1 holds the ball out in front.Player 2 runs round one way then the other to touch the ball each time

    Diagonal Cut To Lead

    category: Getting-free

    1. In turn the worker feeds the ball to the feeder and then drives to the spot.
    2. The worker then changes direction and drives on to the ...

    Diagonal Passes

    category: Group-practices

    4 players line up, each standing on a corner of the square with one player stood between two cones with the ball.

    The drill starts when the ...

    Diagonal Passes

    category: Passing

    4 players line up, each standing on a corner of the square with one player stood between two cones with the ball.

    The drill starts when the ...

    Diamond getting free

    1. Feeder starts with the ball outside of the diamond, 2m from the edge. Attacker and Defender start in the square.
    2. Attacker has to get...

    Diamond getting free

    1. Feeder starts with the ball outside of the diamond, 2m from the edge. Attacker and Defender start in the square.
    2. Attacker has to get...

    Diamond getting free

    1. Feeder starts with the ball outside of the diamond, 2m from the edge. Attacker and Defender start in the square.
    2. Attacker has to get...

    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...

    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...

    Dodging

    Split players into 4s inside a coned area. The attackers (white) start with the ball on the outside of the playing area.

    To begin with Whit...

    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 ...

    Double Statue of Liberty

    1 player holds a ball high in each hand.

    On the command from this player (blue 1), the other 2, in competition with each other, run to a lin...

    Dribble up and down

    Every player has 1 ball and runs bouncing the ball up and down the length of the court.

    Drive to receive

    2 players; 1 feeder and 1 worker standing a metre apart.

    The worker must drive to the left before changing direction and running back to rece...

    Drop and Retrieve

    Red Player 1 has the ball over their head and then proceeds to drop the ball in front of her for Green Player 1 to pick up and retrieve, before thr...

    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 ...

    End Zone Game

    End zone ball, with 2 designated goalies/defenders.

    There's no ring in game, instead players have to pass the ball to their GA who is stood i...

    Face Forward

    Players must face the same direction the whole way round (direction faced indicated by small arrow) - to achieve this they should:

    Sprint al...

    Fartlek Challenge

    Players start inside the safe house (the white area).

    On the coach's call players must sprint around the entire perimeter of the co...

    Fast hands cross-over

    Two lines stand about 5 meters apart with another two lines stood perpendicular so that players are stood in an 'x' formation.

    As one player...

    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...

    Fight for Ball (Moving In)

    - The attackers start side by side about 4m away from the feeder, facing the feeder.
    - They slowly jog backwards together as a pair.
    - ...

    Fingertips control 1

    Players have 1 ball each. They start in a space away from one another on the netball court.

    1. Player holds the ball out in front of her...

    Fingertips control 2

    Players have 1 ball each. They start in a space away from one another on the netball court.

    1. Player stands still while patting the ball...

    Follow My Leader

    In pairs. One person takes the lead and the other must follow as close as possible. On the command from the teacher the pair change direction and ther...

    Follow your shot

    1. White player 1 throws to Blue player 1, then runs quickly into circle and receives ball back.

    2. White player 1 then shoot...

    Follow your shot

    1. White player 1 throws to Blue player 1, then runs quickly into circle and receives ball back.

    2. White player 1 then shoot...

    Footwork Warm Up

    Players jog around the court awaiting the call from the coach.

    When they hear "Footwork" players must work hard for 30 seconds.

    Free on Circle Edge in to Circle

    ​Set up a small triangle of cones on the circle edge, to one side. A defender stands in this area.

    Have 2 attackers (A1, A2) positioned as sh...

    Free on the Circle Edge

    Set up a small triangle of cones on the circle edge, to one side. A defender stands in this area.

    Have 2 attackers (A1, A2) positioned as sho...

    From behind the post

    Thh Attackers start from behind the post to try and get free to receive the ball and shoot.

    Alternate the side the ball is fed from

    Getting free for a Centre Pass

    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...

    Give and Go in the square

    Players stand on a corner of the square to begin with, one player has the ball in hand.

    1. The player with the ball passes the ball anti-cl...

    GK Interceptions

    Inside the shooting circle set up a smaller semicircle with cones, dividing the the semicircle into an inner and outer section of roughly the same ...

    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...

    Hula Hoop - Landing Practice

    Place 3 hula hoops, chalked circles or use intersecting lines on the ground.

    1. The player runs to land in the first hoop on 2 feet

    ICE CREAM

    This is a very simple relay practice with the emphasise on the player running in catching the ball and landing on one foot and then the next. The play...

    In-out high ball catch!

    Working in pairs, with one ball between two.

    The player without the ball is the worker. They must drive forwards to the first cone immediate...

    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 WD/GD

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

    The feeder can pass to...

    Intercept and Recover

    A feeder and attacker start on a third line, about 5m apart. A defender starts off to the side and behind the attacker.

    The feeder does a che...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 the pass

    Using a limited area of the court. i.e. a tennis service court or badminton court (about 3 metres wide). Worker 2 dodges to receive the ball betwe...

    Intercepting the pass

    Using a limited area of the court. i.e. a tennis service court or badminton court (about 3 metres wide). Worker 2 dodges to receive the ball betwe...

    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 ...

  • Into center and back pass and follow

    Players on the wing pass the ball into the centre. They then run towards the cone and cut to the top of the D to receive back the pass. Then replaces ...

    into the centre and back

    Players on the wing pass the ball into the centre. They then run towards the cone and cut to the top of the D to receive back the pass.

    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...

    Jailbreak

    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

    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 ...

    Jogging and Footwork Warm Up

    Jogging and footwork patterns.

    Players jog around the court, preforming different footwork patterns along different sides can be any lines on...

    Jump Backwards - High Catch

    The player without the ball (the worker) drives forwards, taking approximately 5 steps before then rapidly running backwards towards one of the con...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Mark and rebound

    One shooter from each side runs out and into the circle. X passes the ball to the free shooter who balances then shoots.

    Defender should def...

    Mark and rebound

    One shooter from each side runs out and into the circle. X passes the ball to the free shooter who balances then shoots.

    Defender should def...

    Moving pass

  • Shoulder pass to the wall at a fixed point further down the wall
  • Run to the left to receive the ball as it rebounds off the wall
  • Chest pass ...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Numbers Game

    When the teacher calls out a series of players' numbers they should run onto the court.

    The players' whose numbers have just been called the...

    Numbers Game

    When the teacher calls out a series of players' numbers they should run onto the court.

    The players' whose numbers have just been called the...

    One arm catch and return

    1 feeder and 1 worker 1 ball. Feeder throws the wide left right to the worker who has to run out to either side catching the ball and returning it wit...

    One hand lob pass

    Put your players into pairs, about 2-3 metres apart from one another with one ball.

    Using one hand players must lob pass to one another (don...

    One-Two, Driving Shooting

    Set up two equal lines of players, stood behind the post.

    Each player has to run out to a cone on the edge of the shooting circle where they ...

    Outside Roll

    Blue player 2 starts with the ball and the other two players set up a few meters away, with the defender marking B1.

    When everyone is ready:...

    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...

    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 attack

    Player 1 (centre ) passes the ball to Player 2 (GA) who has to make a move to cut free.

    As player 2 receives the ball player 3 (WA) should a...

    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 Move to the outside

    Grids 5 by 5 m. Player on each corner. 1 ball between 4. Players pass the ball clock wise and after each pass the player follows the pass to touc...

    Pass and Return

    Red player 1 passes the ball to Blue player 1, and then runs forward to receive a return pass from Blue player 1. Red player 1 passes to Blue playe...

    Pass and Return

    Red player 1 passes the ball to Blue player 1, and then runs forward to receive a return pass from Blue player 1. Red player 1 passes to Blue playe...

    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 around and move

    Grids 5 by 5 m.

    Player on each corner. 1 ball between 4.

    Players pass the ball clock wise and after each pass the player follws the p...

    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 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 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 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....

    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 ...

    Pivot catch and pass

    In this relay the player running out to catch the ball turns in the air to land on the back foot and pass the ball back to the line of players they ha...

    Position Learning

    Players jog, hop or skip around the outside of the court.

    When the coach (player X) calls a position all players have to run to that area of...

    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 ...

    Push the pace

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • The worker throws the ball to their partner before running around behind them and back to their starting posi...

    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 ...

    Rats and Rabbits

  • Blues are the rats.
  • Whites are the rabbits.

    On the command 'Rats', the rats run to the next 1/3 line with the rabbits chasing them. R...

  • Rats and Rabbits

  • Blues are the rats.
  • Whites are the rabbits.

    On the command 'Rats', the rats run to the next 1/3 line with the rabbits chasing them. R...

  • 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 ...

    Receive the ball off cone

    Player 1 runs to the cone in the centre. On reaching it the player should make an explosive movement to either side of the cone (running in the dir...

    Receiving under the post

    in pairs the worker runs out to touch the circle edge and then runs back in to receive the ball after which they return the ball to the feeder.<...

    Roll dodge

    For the first few run throughs blue 1 is a static defender.

    White 1 steps across the defender with their right foot, pivoting on the left an...

    Rotating and turning Pass

    Players line up in 2 lines facing each other.

    1. Blue player 1 throws to Blue player 3 who runs forwards to meet the pass.
    2. Blue ...

    Round High Pass

  • Split into pairs with 1 ball.
  • White player 1 moves forward to receive either a short pass or a bounce pass from Blue player 1 and returns t...

    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 ahead

    Set up 2 lines of cones of, with 5m across between each cone and line.

    Players with the ball start on the right channel and the players with...

    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 and move into space

    Player 1 runs towards the player with the ball on reaching the cone player moves to receive the ball from player 2 by the outside cone and passes t...

    Run and pass - Two options

    The attackers need to sprint and change direction. 6 players stand Indian file. The player with the ball faces the line.

    The first player l...

    Run and Pass

    Teams of 3 or 4 players.
    Each team numbers themselves 1-2-3-4 and has one ball. The ball should be passed around the team in numerical order whil...

    Run vs pass game

    Two equal teams

    The team on the outside have to run a relay around the outside of all the cones (each player runs around once).

    Meanw...

    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 Shapes

    Players must run around the outside of their shape, changing direction as quickly as possible.

    Players must work at full speed (sprint) for ...

    Running the circle

    Cones are placed around the worker (white 1). The worker has to run to each of the cones in turn to receive a ball and returns it to the Feeder (bl...

    Running the gauntlet (no ball)

    In a designated area, using lines or cones, the white team must attempt to dodge past each defending player.

    Defending players can only use ...

    Running the gauntlet (no ball)

    In a designated area, using lines or cones, the white team must attempt to dodge past each defending player.

    Defending players can only use ...

    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...

    Set Play - Attacking Centre

    WA starts wide drawing the WD with her. GA also starts wide.

    The GA drives should time their run in court to receive the ball.

    The W...

    Set play - Attacking Centre

    WA starts wide drawing the WD with her. GA also starts wide.

    The GA drives should time their run in court to receive the ball.

    The W...

    Shadowing

    Players run in pairs along the length of the court.

    The defender runs alongside the attacker, trying to keep the attacker on the outside edg...

    Shoot and rebound - attack only

    One shooter from each side runs into the circle. X passes the ball to one of them, who balances then shoots. Shooter not used defends the shot and t...

    Shoot and rebound - attack only

    One shooter from each side runs into the circle. X passes the ball to one of them, who balances then shoots. Shooter not used defends the shot and t...

    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...

    Shooting - group practice

    Player 3 starts with the ball and passes the ball to Player 2 before running around behind player 2 in to the circle. Player 2 then passes the bal...

    Shuttle Circuits

    Designed to work your players hard - working on their cardiovascular endurance and their plyometric strength

    Heel Flicks: Kick your heels up ...

    Shuttle Run

    White player 1 throws the ball to the thrower (blue 1) who passes the ball back to 1 as the player runs into a space. 1 lands and passes the ball to ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Sprints - Out and Back

    Players must sprint facing forward out around the red cone. After reaching it they should quickly change direction and sprint diagonally back to th...

    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,
  • Suicides

    A tough fitness exercise that works your players' speed stamina. Depending on your team's age/ ability you can choose to do the simple course (in b...

    Swing for Passes

    Set up two squares side by side about 4 x 4m each.

    Have a Feeder positioned at the top of each square, with an Attacker and a Defender in one...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    Three man weave

    3 players 1 ball

    start – together on back line run in opposite figure of 8 up court as below. Ensure timing is good so wait until pla...

    Time your run - pass and move

    1. The Player with the ball passes to player in space on the left.
    2. The player receiving the ball jumps into the air, prior to pass and ...

    Time your run - pass and move

    1. The Player with the ball passes to player in space on the left.
    2. The player receiving the ball jumps into the air, prior to pass and ...

    Timing the Lead

    Set up a square of players, 5m x 5m, numbered 1-4 as shown.

    A player each from 2 and 3 runs forward. They both look right to receive the pass...

    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. ...

    Touch Pass and Shoot

    Space out four passers (red players) with a ball each around the outside of the shooting circle. The rest of your players line up on the baseline.<...

    Touch Pass and Shoot

    Space out four passers (red players) with a ball each around the outside of the shooting circle. The rest of your players line up on the baseline.<...

    Train Run

    Players line up in single file. The front player runs in any direction and the rest follow.

    On the coach's whistle the back player runs to t...

    Triangle 2 vs 2

    Set up a triangle with cones. 2 players are attackers, 2 are defenders.

    Attacker starts on the top of the triangle and the other starts on on...

    Triangle for Getting Free

    Set up a triangle of attackers (3m apart) with a defender in the middle of them.

    The person at the top of the triangle starts with the ball, ...

    Turn and Pass

    Players work with one ball in pairs inside a square area. The player without a ball (Red 1) sprints across the box to receive the ball on the oth...

    Turn and Pass

    Players work with one ball in pairs inside a square area. The player without a ball (Red 1) sprints across the box to receive the ball on the oth...

    Turning and changing direction

    Individually, run into a space. On the whistle jump into the air, landing right or left.
    Turn on first landing foot, point other foot into ne...

    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 ...

    Virtual Snake-bite

    Place some cones in a large circle, using more cones than players. Each player stands behind a cone.

    Moving on the balls of their feet wit...

    W-Shape Running

    Cones are set out in a W shape.

    Players start line up and run one after the other.

    Once the first player has reached the first cone the...

    wall pass relay

    4 players, i ball player with ball passes the ball to the player on the side and runs to receive the ball back to land and step to pass the ball the n...

    Wall practice

    4 players lined up width wise (equal distance)

    1 player starts by throwing the ball into the wall and catching the return to then turn and p...

    Warm-up: Jogging with Rules

    Jogging around the court for 10 minutes, depending on facilities available possibly with some music playing.

    After 5 minutes of gentle joggi...

    WD/GD Interceptions

    Feeder, 2 attackers, 3 defenders.

    Feeder starts play from the Centre Circle. The attacker runs forward off the third line into the middle th...

    Weave and Shoot - Relay Race

    Set up two equal lines of players, stood behind 5 cones which lead into the goal circle.

    Each player must weave around the cones, picks up th...

    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 ...

    Web Videos

    Netball drills- running box drill

    This is a great team netball drill for working on passing and movement. It also helps players to work on catching the ball at speed and making quick d...

    Answers

    Sessions

    Get Free for the Ball

    Stay one step ahead of the defenders to receive the ball, by getting free efficiently, with this session

    Centre Pass Attack

    Help your players get the best start to each point with an effective centre pass

    Community Drills

    Autosave 46101501

    Warm UpWorking on running technique 1. High Knees2. Hand Hip to Lip3. Upright PostureWork from blue to red including skipping/ differant speeds of hig...

    1. Active Chest Pass

    Active Chest PassRun onto pass. Don't slow down.Return pass.Return to end of line.

    Autosave 38094532

    A runs out receives a passfrom F turns fully and passes to other feeder6 chest, 6 high rotate and repeat

    Warm

    Players line up and run together up and down the court. When the coach blows the whistle, players must immediately.

    Passing and moving

    All players have a ball between two they line up at on of the back lines. The player who doesn't have the ball (GD in this case) drives out to recive ...

    Warm up

    Run diagonally from the base line to the transverse line, kicking feet up to their behind. Jump at transverse line. Side step across the transverse l...

    Autosave 42726897

    Player stands in the middlefeeder shouts out colour(and type of pass) of coneplayer runs to cone recieves ball and passes back and repeats

    Aus Drill

    1. Long ball travels to opposite corner to attacker making a short lead towards the ball. 2. Ball travels to attacker leading towards ring from o...

    Marking and Dodging

    Groups of 3. 1 feeder, 1 marker and 1 dodger.TPS: Ask for children to explain the different types of dodge, then demonstrate. sprint, feint, double, s...