The aim is to outwit a defender by using a half turn.


Netball Attacking Movement

Organisation: 3 players – 1 worker, 1 shadowing defender and 1 feeder. Cones can be used to signal a point to drive towards. Worker and defender stand next to each other. The worker makes a half-turn backwards, then pivots forward to the original position and drives off.

Coaching Points:


  • Start in a two-footed balanced position with knees flexed
  • Head up and eyes on the ball
  • Pivot backwards on the ball of the foot that is closest to the defender, taking your hips, shoulders and head with you
  • Quickly swing forwards again and sprint at an angle away from the defender
  • Regain eye contact with the feeder by turning the head early
  • Take the pass at speed, jumping to control the landing which should be in an upright, balanced position



  • Work both sides of the body
  • Increase pressure from defender
  • Apply technique to a 3v3 game or other small game situations with conditions “every ball must be passed to someone who has used a half turn”
  • Progress to a Full Turn