Training Session Type: Defending

Loose Ball

Loose ball is a regular occurrence on court. Coaches are constantly encouraging players to be quick onto the loose ball during a game, but do we practice this at training. Picking up loose ball at speed is a refl ex action. Like any other refl ex, the practice of speed onto the ball should be […]

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Zoning

Zoning is a defence that concentrates on space not players. The aim draw the opposition into thinking there are spaces available to pass into although the zone covers all the court. If all players are zoning the chances of gaining possession are very high. If one player relaxes, this will break the zone. Also if […]

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Intercepting

To win possession from the opposition is always a coach’s request. There are many ways of gaining possession and the most common gain would from an intercept. Some players are efficient in their anticipation of the ball when intercepting and others struggle. Intercepting a ball is a skill that needs to be practiced. When players […]

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Defending in Front

In Defending in front concentrates on cutting off an option for the thrower, that is if the defence takes the front position just before or during the release from the opposition, this could change the mind of the thrower. This is a diffi cult discipline to perform on court because there is a risk in […]

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One on One

This is the most disciplined skill in netball. It is what all coaches ask for an it can win or lose games. Only with plenty of practice will your players give you 100% when it comes to defending their own player. You cannot expect a player to perform quality effort if this has not been […]

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