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Netball Defense > Read the Pass

Focus
Fitness Conditioning.
Skills
Footwork & Agility, Defensive Moves.
Purpose
Defenders practice fast footwork in response to the intended movements of the feeder
difficulty
Difficulty
Medium
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Groups of
3
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Balls/grp
1
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Cones
0
  • Setup

    Groups of 3 require 1/6 of court space. Trios choose feeder (A), token attacker (B), and defender (C).
  • Step 1

    (A) has the ball and signals their intention to pass via one of 4 motions:-
    Left side pass or right side pass - hold the ball to the left or right
    Low bounce pass - lean forwards and hold the ball below the waist
    Lob pass - hold the ball high
  • Step 2

    Defender (C) responds to (A)'s action by using fast feet to skirt around (B) in the following manner:-
    Less/right side pass - cover the left or right accordingly
    Short bounce pass - cover the front
    Lob pass - cover behind
  • Step 3

    No throw is actually made, the main purpose is to practice footwork. (A) should hold the ball in position until (C) arrives in the covering position, then holds the ball in a different position
    Normal obstruction rules apply, so defenders shouldn't be making contact.
  • Step 4

    Rotate roles once players start tiring after 30-45 seconds.
More Drills
demo
play
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Difficulty
skill level
Medium
Players
group
6+
Balls
ball
2+
Cones
cone
3
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing.
demo
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Medium
Players
group
7+
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
6
Focus
Fitness Conditioning.
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing.
demo
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Players
group
6+
Balls
ball
5
Cones
cone
5
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Goalie Preliminary Moves, Shooting.
Netball Defense: Leg Tags
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Groups of
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2
Balls/grp
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0
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Games & Races.
Skills
Footwork & Agility.
play
Netball Defense: Slip-around and Intercept
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Players
group
5+
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Skills
Footwork & Agility, Defensive Moves.
play
Netball Defense: Hold
Difficulty
skill level
Medium
Groups of
group
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icon-group
3
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Goalie Preliminary Moves, Basic Technique.
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Netball Defense: Jump
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Groups of
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group-arrow
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1
Balls/grp
ball
0
Cones
cone
0
Skills
Footwork & Agility, Basic Technique.
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Netball Defense: Shot Defence
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Groups of
group
group-arrow
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2
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Skills
Defensive Moves, Basic Technique.
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