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Netball invasion


Learning about sports skills and strategies for invasion games through netball.

Unit aim

To be a competent and enthusiastic participant in netball/invasion games.

General overview

In this unit students will develop skills and strategies for playing an invasion game (netball). This will involve a series of practical activities and problem solving situations. Students will then apply these skills in a mini tournament of netball using the sports education model. Students self assess on their level of skill for netball pre and post tournament and describe ways to improve their level of skill.

Key area(s) of learning

Sports Studies, Physical Activity.

Underlying concepts

This unit will enable students to develop a positive and responsible attitude that includes valuing themselves and others (attitudes and values) and develop personal skills to take action to improve their personal well-being and that of their environment (health promotion).


Learning outcome

Learning experiences

Assessment opportunities

3B2 and 3B1 Students will demonstrate skills of footwork, passing, catching, shooting and defending for netball.Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic offensive and defensive game strategies of netball.Students will participate in decision-making related to solving tactical problems of invasion games. Piggy in the middle
3 v 1 tag game
3 v 3 invasion game
4 v 4 modified netball and variations
Teachers pose structural and tactical problems in order to encourage student learning of skills, and tactics for netball games (eg adjust size and ability of teams, modify rules and equipment, modify positions, and set restrictions and limitations).
Students reflect on and verbalise what offensive and defensive strategies they found helpful, and what particular skills they might need to develop. Students in pairs or as a team, exchange understandings and try each other's solutions to offensive and defensive strategies.Students in pairs or as a team devise and practice new tactical solutions to offensive and defensive problems.
3B4 Students will demonstrate taking responsibility for setting their own skill learning goals, and working towards reaching them. Students self assess skills for netball games, including physical, tactical, social and emotional skills.Students set goals to improve skills for netball games. Students rank their perseverance to achieve these goals.

Possible teaching approaches

Teaching games for understanding and sport education.

Possible lesson sequence:

Word icon. Netball Invasion Overview (Word, 64 KB)

PDF icon. Netball Invasion Overview (PDF, 30 KB)

Students worksheets:

Word icon. Netball Invasion (Student worksheet) (Word, 35 KB)

PDF icon. Netball Invasion (Student worksheet) (PDF, 10 KB)