We’ve compiled a useful list of 3 individual netball drills you can do all by yourself at home. Whether your netball session has been canceled or the weather is simply just bad you can’t always make the court.
The coronavirus pandemic and quarantine rules have especially highlighted the need to know how to practice netball alone. The great news is that there is a whole load of awesome solo netball drills you can perform with just yourself and a ball.
Fast Footwork Drill
This solo netball drill is great for improving your footwork as well as practicing defensive movement. It also doubles as a great drill to work on your fitness.
- Place down a cone (or any small object)
- Stand behind the cone with a ball
- Throw the ball in front of yourself
- Use quick footwork to go around the cone and catch the ball
- Try not to let the ball bounce more then once
- To make this drill harder you can try using a taller cone or object
- You can also use a wider object such as a small chair to force you to quicken your footwork
- Another way to progress this drill is by having a partner, instead of the cone, who throws the ball randomly
Here is a video demonstration of this simple netball drill you can do by yourself at home.
Wall Passing Solo Netball Drill
This is a great drill that will help your passing and footwork skills.
- Stand opposite a wall with a ball
- Throw the ball against the wall and then try to catch it
- Practice different types of passes
- Move towards the ball when receiving the pass
- To make this drill harder you can add another player
- You can both try to receive each others wall pass
- You can also circle around each other using footwork while passing and receiving
Here is a video demonstration of this individual netball drill.
One of the most changeable netball drills you can do by yourself at home that helps with a variety of netball skills such as agility, footwork, passing and shooting.
- Place down cones (or any small objects) in a zigzag formation
- Run to each cone with good footwork, focusing on speed
- After the last cone run straight forward and throw a ball against the wall to catch
- Then go back to the first cone and repeat
- To make this drill more difficult, throw the cones or objects randomly to create a new path to move through
- You can also move between the cones or objects using sidestepping
Here is a video demonstration of this solo netball drill.