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Coaching Netball > Possession Against Growing Numbers

Focus
Defensive Systems, Games & Races.
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Defensive Moves, Vision & Quick Decisions.
Purpose
Learn to quickly identify the best passing option. This drill gets progressively more difficult to really test decision making.
difficulty
Difficulty
Medium
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Groups of
8
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Balls/grp
1
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Cones
0
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Opp. tops
50%
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Visible opposition strip: 50%
  • Setup

    Form 2 evenly matched teams. Goal third is the playing area. One team starts in possession (send on 4 players) and one team plays defence (send on 1 player). If you have a stopwatch, turn this into a game.
  • Step 1

    If you have a stopwatch, start it. The team in possession lead and pass to one another, while the defender attempts to intercept
    If a turnover occurs, stop the clock & note the time at which it occurred and reset
    Return ball to team in possession (same players remain on court); restart.
  • Step 2

    After 20 seconds, introduce an additional defender into the mix.
    Now there are two defenders to attempt an intercept, so more effort is required to find space.
    Defenders consider playing zone defence unless the ball moves into a corner, where it may pay to play tight 1-on-1 defence.
  • Step 3

    Introduce a 3rd & 4th defender at 20 second intervals. Continue until a turnover is made.
    Record the time of the turnover
  • Step 4

    The team in possession sub-on extras, then try again
    If timing, after 2 turns, note:-
    1. the longest time in possession
    2. the quickest turnover time
  • Step 5

    Swap the team in possession and give them 2 attempts. Sub-off/on players between turns. If timing, award:-
    1 point for the team who possesses the longest
    1 point for the team who causes the fastest turnover
    Light penalty for losing team if 2-0 result (optional)
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