Netball: set play

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Increasing enthusiasm for 5-8y...

I am coaching a little net set go team (set tier) with ages 5-8. Usually I coach high school girls. A mum of one of the 7 yr olds just messaged me with this: "i was just wondering If you have any tips to help us get Miss S enthused about netball, she isn't enjoying it but wants to "give it more time" (her words)." We only have a half hour training session before we play as no one else will coach but this is the only time I can do training and there are players from another town so this is the best option for everyone. We play a couple of warm up drills/games and practice 1 skill ready for our game. I have covered the basics of passing and footwork so far. None of my team have ever played before, but 4 of them did the net set go - net tier last year. The girl has only played 2 games so far as we have had a bye. So far she has had a go at positions GK, GD, GS, GA, and WA. She is the tallest girl in the team and so tends to get a fair amount of the ball. Any ideas on what to suggest to this mum?

Heidi Hawley Coach, Australia

Team format for finals | Sport...

Hi there, I coach an under 10 netball team and have rotated the team fairly throughout the season. We have now qualified for finals and am wondering if I should play my strongest team?

Elle Crawford Coach, Australia

Is this type of defending an a...

I play school and state netball as a GK/GD, when my other player is defending the GS or GA, I hold on to her defenders leg/hand for an extra lean. Because I'm quite larger and taller than most girls and already have a pretty good lean, when I ask my defender to hold me so that i am closer to deflecting the shot, she uses two of her hands and her body strength to hold me. My coach told me not to do this because she believed I wasn't allowing myself nor my other player to get an intercept or rebound, even though we had gotten most rebounds and had gotten a few intercepts with this technique. Is this an disadvantage or advantage to us?

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Does anyone have set plays tha...

Does anyone have set plays that cover all of the netball court including side and base line throw ins?

Tracy Downing Coach, Australia

Strategies to get the ball out of defence?

Under 12's and just learning positioning. When bringing the ball out of defence the GD and WD tend to crowd the defensive half (always asking for the short pass or standing behind their players) then the GA, C and WA all try to come in and help but end up making it more crowded. Do you have any set position ideas or advice I should pass on to my players?

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Set play Information?

Hi, I am considering coaching next season and plan to do course etc however am seeking advice on good books/DVDs or similar to outline player positions, set plays etc?

carolyn Coach, Australia

In netball, I've heard it can be a good tack to have?

In netball, I've heard it can be a good tack to have the GD take the backline throw in's as it free's her up for the 2nd or 3rd pass further down the court.Does anyone agree with this thinking!

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Defending the Throw In

Defending the Throw In. On the weekend, the opposition had a set play (on some occasions but not all the time). GK was throwing in. The GD, WD & C all gathered between the centre and the 1/3rd line, closer to the 1/3rd line. Each of them broke at different times. 1st GD leading left, then WD leding right and C down the middle. This week if they do that again, I think I will not have my GA/WA/C next to the girls, but 4-6 ft in front of them waiting for the leads on the angle to watch the leads and the throw in. Any other suggestions? we play that team again this week!!   

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How do you train to get past a zone defence.Kind regardsMadeleine

How do you train to get past a zone defence. Kind regards Madeleine

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What is the best way for players to communicate an?

What is the best way for players to communicate an upcoming set play, be it from the centre pass or the baseline throw in

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Hi i am new to teaching and im teaching netball to?

Hi i am new to teaching and im teaching netball to year 5. I have never taught this in my life! Please Help! Do you have to teach the full game or do can you play in mini teams eg 4 groups of 6 without using bibs and positiions. I only have 4 weeks to teach it and they are still practising passing and catching skills, can anyone help please?

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Court systems?

Can someone please advise me on where can I locate sound information on court systems?  Thanks.  Wendy

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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

Keeping players focused during training?

Hi, How to keep girls of U13 team focussed during training? They are a lovely bunch of girls, but their focus is all over the place. What do you do to keep girls on task?

Coach, Australia

Advice on throw in from defenders circle

My defenders are having a lot of trouble getting the ball in from out of court. 1 issue is the goal keep really struggles with quick decision making autistic) thinking of trying gd throw in instead as we seem to llose the ball every time. Any advice would b appreciated (8-10 yr olds age of team)

Rachel Coach, New Zealand

Playing A position - at what age ?!

Just interested to hear other people's comments on when a player should start to concentrate on a position on court. I coach young girls and older girls and am amazed at how some girls get pigeon holed very early on as a shooter or as a centre for example. What do people think!?

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How to beat Wall Zoning in the Centre

Would like to know a set play in how to beat a wall zone in the centre.

Kerrie taylor Coach, Australia

I need a basic set play for a side line throw in for my WA

hi all, i coach 11 and 12 years olds, what are some good drills to get the C, GA and GS to not crowd each other and for the shooters to know who it front and who is back.

karen harris Coach, Australia

How to keep training interesti...

My girls are winning almost all of their games and have even moved up a grade. I am now struggling to think of ideas and ways to keep them going. Any Ideas Please????

Nicole Coach, New Zealand

Suggested set plays for youngs...

I like the idea of teaching set plays to stop my girls swarming the ball, but wasn't sure what set plays to use! Are there any on this site or can anyone share their favourite easy ones for 8/9 yo's

J C Coach, Australia
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