Netball: positioning

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Where should a defending (opposing) centre stand while waiting for a centre pass by the attacking team. If possible, could you please give a reason for your suggestion. Thank you.

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Using stratagies in netball

Hi, i am predominantly a U12yrs coach but i want to transition in to coaching the high school girls. I love all these drills and session plans and have found them very helpful, but i am looking now for information on strategies used in netball eg/strategic positioning of players when changing from attacking to suddenly defending after a turnover, or when should the GA drop back . when to use a zone defence or side-on defence. All these questions that aren't covered by drills. Is there somewhere to get this info or is it just learn as u go. Thank you

Lisa Coach, Australia

Is there a drill to benefit goal keeper and goal defence?

I need to strengthen the positioning of my defenders

Richard Butler Coach, Australia

Goal Keeper and the major roles she should achieve in Netball

Any great tips for Goal Keeper position with regards to better positioning and defence?

Angel JP Coach, South Africa

What can i do for under 11’s ? To mark their opponents

What can I do with my under 11’s? I’ve started a after school netball club, any ideas on what I can do? They need to learn how to mark their opponents? Any ideas Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Seren Howells Coach, Wales

What makes a good defender?

What makes a good netball defender? Whether it be WD, GD, GK.Also, how do you know what defending position is good for you? Right now, I am really struggling to know where I stand as a defender. Sometimes my coach puts me as WD or GK but I do not know which one I am better at.

Nicole Ogunlaja Coach, England

How do people plan for the season?

Our new season starts in September. When planning do coaches plan for the entire season? The first four sessions? The first three months? Also do you start with maybe four sessions on defence then four on attack? Or do you mix it up?

Kelly Skiller Coach, England

how to protect yourself as gs/ga from defense in circle

I was playing GS today and marked by a very tall GK. As I was watching the ball come forward, I moved to the top of the D but she didn't stay with me and remained behind me. I couldn't see her and was unsure if I should stay close to her to be aware of where I could move, or to just move where I wanted. My back was turned to her as I was facing where the ball was, should I be side on to see her in my peripheral vision but not stay with her, or should I keep marking her to hold her then come forward when appropriate? I would be grateful for any advice, thank you,

netballcrazy Coach, England

L2 Coaching Course - help to plan a session

I have completed my first weekend of this course and soon to do the second which involves planning and running a 20 min session, I don't know where to start, can anyone help who has done this course please

JUDE Carrott Coach, England

Midcourt drills, avoiding bunching?

Do you have a drill for teaching year 11s how to stay in their areas? like WA, C and GA? my girls are bunching and I need them to learn where they are meant to go and how to find the space.

anna muir Coach, New Zealand

Definition of: open body position and closed body position

Hi, I am new to coaching. Can some please explain what open and closed body position means? Thanks

veronica hyatt Coach, England

defending a holding shooter drill

drinks to practice positioning and footwork to defend a holding shooter

Michelle MACMINN Coach, Australia

How to teach defending for 8 year olds

I am coaching first time players, U/8's and struggling to teach them defence. Does anyone have some basic drills to show them? I have 9 players so need drills that work with that group. Thanks.

Nerida Wood Coach, Australia


I'm a 17 year old centre and i have trouble defending as i am short any tricks to help me?

Rukhya Coach, England

how to apply progression

how to apply progression

marcus Coach, Heard and McDonald Islands

Intimidation debate - GK blocks view with back to attacker.

I'm very new to netball having grown up playing basketball and rugby at high levels and recently was getting taught by a 'more experienced coach' as this is mixed netball and the dynamic is very different. He said to the men that to minimise being called by umpires for being too close as the height difference percieves they're, one tactic is to turn your back and to get up close and to stare at the hoop. He said if he were umpiring he wouldnt count this for intimidation as there no eye or physical contact, simply blocking some of their view. I saw one of the men try this in a match yesterday and the umpire called them for intimiation? I'm trying to learn the margins as it seems every umpire/coach has their own opinion of this.Thanks in advance!

Billy Coach, United Kingdom

What is the best position for ...

What is the best position for the GA and WA to stand in to increase chance of recieving centre pass and to facilitate the flow of the game?

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Netball Tips For Positions C/W...

Hi there,Anyone got any good tips for someone who plays C or Wa? Anything will be good, anything that will help me!!

Gabriella M Coach, Australia

What is the best way for a Goa...

What is the best way for a Goal Keeper to defend, especially within the semi circle. ? Should they watch the ball then try to intercept any ball going to Goal Shooter or just mark up their partner?Submitted via email

Sportplan Team Coach, United Kingdom

What is the best technique to ...

I am asking this question because every time I do netball everyone in my team always expect me to have an perfect shoot but I always miss just because I am good basketball that doesn't mean I am good at netball

ayomide mokolade Coach, England
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