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Netball Circle Defence > Race to the Ball Tree

Focus
Fitness Conditioning, Games & Races.
Skills
Footwork & Agility.
Purpose
A drill to get everyone puffing, it's a speed race requiring a leap and fast disposal
difficulty
Difficulty
Basic
group
group-arrow
icon-group
Groups of
3
ball
Balls/grp
2
cone
Cones
8
  • Setup

    Mark 2 x intersecting 'finish' lines with cones, dividing the court into thirds widthways. Form groups of 3 according to pace - each has 2 balls and finds a place on the side-line with about 4m total width. Trio chooses a starter (A), and 2 x runners (B & C).
  • Step 1

    (A) stands 1m inside the sideline and holds 2 balls aloft - one in each hand. (B & C) start within and arms reach of (A) and prepare for a race.
  • Step 2

    (A) shouts "ONE!" which starts the race between (B & C) to the first finish line (1)
    "ONE" represents the order of the finish line.
  • Step 3

    (B & C) sprint to touch the first finish line, turn around and sprint back to leap and take their ball held aloft by (A), then land+pivot+pass to (A)
    (A) needs to be aware that 2 balls may be passed at them in quick succession - use one hand for each!
    (A) makes a note of mismatches in pace
  • Step 4

    Rotate everyone one station (A to B - B to C - C to A) and give the 2 balls to next (A)
  • Step 5

    (A) hold the 2 balls aloft, but this time shouts "TWO" and players race to second line and back before the jump-pluck-pivot-throw.
  • Step 6

    Repeat a third time, calling "THREE" to set finish line to opposite side-line.
  • Step 7

    Finish with a couple of minutes where (A) can choose to call "ONE", "TWO" or "THREE" to set a random finish line
    Optionally, starter (A) may award slower players in a pair a step or two headstart to even things out
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skill level
Medium
Players
group
6+
Balls
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Cones
cone
3
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing.
demo
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Medium
Players
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7+
Balls
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Cones
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Focus
Fitness Conditioning.
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing.
demo
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Players
group
6+
Balls
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5
Cones
cone
5
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Goalie Preliminary Moves, Shooting.
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Netball Circle Defence: Pivot and Change Direction After Jump
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Groups of
group
group-arrow
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4
Balls/grp
ball
0
Cones
cone
15
Focus
Fitness Conditioning.
Skills
Footwork & Agility.
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Netball Circle Defence: Full-court Double Play Movement
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Players
group
8+
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
2
Focus
Attacking Systems.
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Vision & Quick Decisions.
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Netball Circle Defence: Change of Direction
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Groups of
group
group-arrow
icon-group
1
Balls/grp
ball
0
Cones
cone
0
Skills
Footwork & Agility, Basic Technique.
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Netball Circle Defence: Quick 1-2-3 and a Fake Shot
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Groups of
group
group-arrow
icon-group
3
Balls/grp
ball
2
Cones
cone
0
Skills
Goalie Preliminary Moves.
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Netball Circle Defence: Pass In-front For Smooth Movement
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Players
group
8+
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
4
Skills
Footwork & Agility.
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