We have broken down our netball drills to cover the essentials of a netball game such as shooting, passing, attacking movements, defensive movements, and group play. Our aim is to provide free simple netball coaching drills that will teach players of all ages and abilities how to play Netball, developing game specific techniques. Learn how to play Netball with our simply explanations, information and coaching videos.
The following 12 netball drills are aimed at improving shooting technique from a stationary position as well as using movement such as side steps, lunge and cut back.
Stationary technique - The aim is to learn correct shooting technique in order to accurately and consistently score goals. Get the basics right with our simple coaching points.
Step forward - progress on from the stationary shot and add a step forward. Move forward onto 1 foot, lifting the other off the ground and using the correct shooting technique shoot for goal whilst maintaining a balanced position on this leg.
Cut back - The aim is to deceive the defender by making a forward drive then cutting back towards the post. One feeder on the edge of the circle, one shooter and one defender. Shooter sprints towards the feeder quickly changes direction and cuts back towards the post to receive an overhead pass.
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The following drills focus on individual netball skills and ball handling including bounce pass, chest pass, hook pass, shoulder pass as well as bringing in the complication of a defender.
Netball attacking movement drills aim to develop team play moving forward by giving the attacking players passing options. This is done by creating small sided games and practices.
Netball attacking drills aim to develop passing options from a centre pass. Players attempt to get the ball in a good position close to the edge of the semi circle in order to feed the shooter.
Defensive movement drills work on intercepting the ball from a defending position and include face marking, slip step and more.
Defensive play netball drills aim to develop team skills in pressuring attacking players and getting into positions which force the attacking team wide or into positions they cannot score.
These Netball drills use the whole court encouraging groups of players to practice in a more game-specific situation.
Netball group drills involve larger groups of players in continuous drills. Ideal for warm-up, communication practice, and fitness.
This section offers an explanation to the rules of the game along with the History of Netball and the different associated organisations.