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Netball Skill > Double Plays Through a Defensive Pair

Focus
Attacking Systems, Defensive Systems.
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Defensive Moves, Vision & Quick Decisions.
Purpose
This is a classic 2 vs 2 drill requiring attacking players perform double plays down-court while defenders make things difficult.
difficulty
Difficulty
Medium
group
Players
8+
ball
Balls
1
cone
Cones
0
  • Setup

    Mark a playing field approximately 2/3 of the court in length, use the full width. Players form 4 equal lines, choose 2 players to start as defenders.
  • Step 1

    All stages of this drill involve 2 attackers (A & B) performing give and go's (or double plays) down-court past 2 defenders (C & D).
  • Step 2

    Stage 1: One defender remains stationary, however is allowed a single jump to intercept; the other defender can run anywhere
    (A & B) work hard to get the ball to (E & F). If defenders (C & D) manage to intercept, they are replaced by the errant pair
    (E & F) work the back the other way, with (C & D) defending again
    If the defenders are out of position from the last contest, attackers should take advantage!
  • Step 3

    Perform stage 1 for several minutes or until everyone's had a turn or two.
    Replace defenders when they start tiring
  • Step 4

    Stage 2: Each defender is mobile and patrols 1/3 of the court
    Defenders must be in different thirds
  • Step 5

    Stage 3: Both defenders can run anywhere
    Sagging defence and double defence can make things very difficult for attackers. It takes great determination and deception to find space in this situation.
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