In this video guide we’re going to look at the basic skills of catching a netball.
Catching the ball means your team maintains possession and takes you one step closer to a chance to shoot. Great netball players practice their catching and ball handling skills every time they have netball training, so if you want to improve your game, it’s worth spending time practicing your catching skills too.
Catching is a skill that’s equally important to every position on the court – from Goal keeper to Goal shooter – being able to catch and secure the ball reliably and consistently is an essential part of being a valuable member of your netball team.
You should always attempt to catch the ball even if you don’t manage to bring it under control. You might stop the ball reaching your opponent or you may be able to deflect the ball to a team mate – either way its better than simply allowing the ball to get into the hands of the opposing team. Watch this free online video to find out more!