Movement Skills 1

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In this video guide we’re going to look at the different types of basic movement that you’ll see in a game of netball.

When your team has the ball, movement is about getting free and creating space in positions that you can receive a pass and help move the ball down court, towards your shooters.

In defence, movement is about getting into good defensive positions, restricting the movement of the opposing team and slowing down their attack. If you want to become a great netball player then you can, and should, work on developing your movement skills – this means working on fitness, speed, footwork, agility and awareness.

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Key Points:

Point 1:
When your team has the ball, movement is about getting free and creating space in positions that you can receive a pass.
Point 2:
In defence, movement is about getting into good defensive positions, restricting the movement of the opposing team and slowing down their attack.
Point 3:
When you’re stationery you should be in a ready stance – with your weight slightly forward and on the balls of your feet, your head up and eyes on the ball.
Point 4:
To improve your speed and acceleration push off firmly from your rear foot, taking a smaller first step, pulling your knee up, and then increase to a full stride and pumping your arms.
Point 5:
You can get airborne to catch the ball either by leaping from one leg.... or jumping off two. Either way you need to drive up from your legs and use your arms to propel yourself higher and, whether you land on one or two feet, you need to be balanced and ready to make a pass, or set up to shoot.
Point 6:
You can catch and release in the air, and you can even change direction too. This is a difficult skill to master, and you need to know exactly where you want to pass to before you start the jump.
Point 7:
Finally, the key to jumping and landing is gaining maximum height to secure the ball whilst maintaining control and balance and it’s important to practice this regularly.

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