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Netball Coaching Tips > Intercept from Behind

Skills
Footwork & Agility, Defensive Moves.
Purpose
Practise slipping around a flat-footed opponent to intercepting a pass.
difficulty
Difficulty
Basic
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Groups of
3
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Balls/grp
1
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Cones
0
  • Setup

    Groups of 3 each require 1/6 of court space, 1 ball each. Trio choose an attacker (A), defender (B) and feeder (C) who starts quite a distance from (A) so interceptions are easier (e.g. around 6-8m for adults)
  • Step 1

    Defender (B) takes a behind defensive stance. This invites (C) to pass to stationary (A)
  • Step 2

    Defender (B) who starts 1 arm-length behind (A), who remains flat-footed when receiving (C)'s pass. This error allows (B) to slips around the right side of (A) to intercept. Starting position is key:-
    Start fractionally right of (A) to make rounding them easier
    Start too close to (A)'s back, it will be hard to round the player
    Start too far away and you won't make it.
  • Step 3

    After intercepting, (B) passes the ball to (C), then continues their orbit around (A) until they are behind them again
  • Step 4

    Feeder (C) throws a second pass and this time (B) intercepts from the left side
  • Step 5

    Feeder (C) takes 1 large step closer each turn, until only 3m from (A).
    Likely that (C) can only tip from these shorter distances
  • Step 6

    Repeat for 45-60 seconds and rotate roles.
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skill level
Medium
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6+
Balls
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Cones
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3
Skills
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Difficulty
skill level
Medium
Players
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7+
Balls
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Cones
cone
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Focus
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Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing.
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Players
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Balls
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Cones
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5
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Cones
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Cones
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Skills
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Cones
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Skills
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