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Pre Season Netball > Offline Defence

Focus
Defensive Systems.
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Defensive Moves, Vision & Quick Decisions.
Purpose
A different form of 1-on-1 defence. Players are still responsible for a direct opponent, but rather than standing next to them, instead restrict space available for a straight lead by standing 1-2 metres in front of them.
difficulty
Difficulty
Advanced
group
Players
10+
ball
Balls
1
cone
Cones
0
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Opp. tops
50%
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Visible opposition strip: 50%
  • Setup

    Form 2 even teams, assign attackers and defenders.
  • Step 1

    Simulate a baseline throw-in by the opposition [GK]. [GS] sags to double defend their likely primary target, everyone else assumes an offline position - several steps in front of their direct opponent.
  • Step 2

    Defenders must keep a eye on their opponent at all times by using peripheral vision. It helps to stand slightly to one side of the defender so they can look over one shoulder and see them, while also watching the passer.
  • Step 3

    A good strategy is to watch the opponent's lead, once the passer looks committed to the throw, then really turn up the heat with a desperate late effort to cut-off the lead and intercept the pass.
  • Step 4

    If the opposition resorts to lob passes, teammates should help out by looking to intercept any high passes to a teammate's opponent.
  • Step 5

    Every time a pass is made, players re-adjust their position so they again restrict the space in front of their direct opponent.
    Great teamwork is required, as this "loose" style of defending falls somewhere between 1-on-1 and zone defence, and relies on assistance to stop an easy drop-back and lob.
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
Pre Season Netball: Centre Pass: [WA] Primary
Difficulty
skill level
Medium
Players
group
10+
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Centre Pass Set Plays.
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Defensive Moves, Vision & Quick Decisions.
play
Pre Season Netball: Goal Third (Outer) Penalty Pass
Difficulty
skill level
Advanced
Players
group
8+
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Penalty/Free Pass Set Plays.
Skills
Preliminary Moves & Passing, Goalie Preliminary Moves, Vision & Quick Decisions.
play
Pre Season Netball: Fast Feet
Difficulty
skill level
Basic
Players
group
1+
Balls
ball
0
Cones
cone
0
Skills
Footwork & Agility, Basic Technique.
play
Pre Season Netball: Double Defence
Difficulty
skill level
Medium
Players
group
8+
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Defensive Systems.
Skills
Defensive Moves.
play
Pre Season Netball: Goalie System 2: One Half Each
Difficulty
skill level
Advanced
Players
group
6+
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Attacking Systems.
Skills
Goalie Preliminary Moves.
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