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Netball Set Plays > 3 vs Varying Numbers

Focus
Attacking Systems, Defensive Systems, Games & Races.
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Goalie Preliminary Moves, Shooting, Defensive Moves, Circle Defence, Vision & Quick Decisions.
Purpose
Players, particularly (GD & WA & WD & C) must be able to think their way out of defence. This simulates working past a team who are playing zone.
difficulty
Difficulty
Medium
group
Players
9+
ball
Balls
1
cone
Cones
0
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Opp. tops
6
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Visible opposition strip: 6
  • Setup

    Choose 3 attackers who start on the baseline, and 6 defenders. Defenders are positioned as per the diagram and cannot leave the 1/3 they start in.
  • Step 1

    The rule for this round is that each attacker must touch the ball in every third. Attackers must find space to present a passing option and deliver accurate passes.
    Try to base attacks around the centre to open up the court
  • Step 2

    In the back third, attackers face 3 defenders, so one-on-one marking will feature.
    Defenders have the greatest chance of a turnover here, so really try to pin the attack down with tight defence
  • Step 3

    If the attackers make it to centre court, they only face a 3 v 1 situation, as there is only 1 defender in this third
    The defender starts in the centre circle and must stay there until the ball crosses into this third
    Remember all attackers must touch the ball in every third
  • Step 4

    The final third sees a 3 v 2 situation.
    The 2 defenders must start in the goal circle and stay there until the ball crosses into this third
  • Step 5

    You can end the contest in several ways:-
    A shot on goal by one of the 3 players
    Receiving a pass on the baseline
  • Step 6

    Progression 1: You can remove the restriction of requiring all 3 attackers touch the ball each third
    This allows for more direct attack
  • Step 7

    Progression 2: Once the ball crosses into the centre third, all 3 defenders ahead of the attackers (centre + goal thirds) become active and can patrol BOTH thirds
    Different from previous where all defenders restricted to their third - now only first 3 defenders are
    Starting positions are the same
More Drills
demo
play
video
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.
play
Netball Set Plays: Square Opposites Crossover
Difficulty
skill level
Medium
Players
group
8+
Balls
ball
2
Cones
cone
8
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Vision & Quick Decisions.
play
Netball Set Plays: Round the Recipient Diamond
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Players
group
7+
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
3
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Footwork & Agility.
play
Netball Set Plays: Goal Third Game Simulation
Difficulty
skill level
Medium
Players
group
8+
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Attacking Systems, Defensive Systems, Games & Races.
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Footwork & Agility, Goalie Preliminary Moves, Shooting, Defensive Moves, Circle Defence, Vision & Quick Decisions.
play
Netball Set Plays: Stuck in the Mud
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Players
group
7+
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Games & Races.
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Footwork & Agility, Vision & Quick Decisions.
play
Netball Set Plays: Three Person Weave
Difficulty
skill level
Medium
Players
group
6+
Balls
ball
2+
Cones
cone
3
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing.
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