The aim is to reduce the space of the attacking team at a centre pass, resulting in an interception.


Netball Defensive Play


  • Goal Defence (GD) and Wing Defence (WD) are on the outside of the attackers forcing them into a smaller area along the line. Centre (C) drops back towards the line to cover the space. On whistle C moves to make an interception whilst GD and WD keep attackers in the middle.

Coaching Points

  • C must react to the whistle and commit to an interception.
  • GD or WD can direct C's movements verbally in response to attacking player.


  • Employ other centre pass options.