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


Netball Defensive Play

Organisation: GD and WD are on in the inside of their players. On whistle, GA drives out to receive the first pass whilst WD forces the WA wide and deep into the court. This forces the GA to make a long diagonal pass for the WD to intercept.

Coaching Points:

  • WD can use 1st stage or 3rd stage defence to keep the WA wide
  • Other defending players should communicate with the WD, calling when the pass is being made to the WA
  • WD needs to elevate using her arms in order to cleanly take the interception


  • Employ other centre pass options