Leading A Bounce Back Netball Session
Warm Up Games
These can be completed in relay style format using different movements such as jog, skip, side step, run backwards etc.
- Tapping ball back and forth between your left and right hand at chest level.
- Tapping ball back and forth between your left and right hand overhead.
- Tapping ball back and forth between your left and right hand at hip level.
- Bounce ball with one hand.
- Bounce ball from left to right and back again.
- Pass the ball around your head, change direction.
- Pass the ball around your waist, change direction.
- Lunge – as you step forward pass the ball under your legs, then try backwards.
- Pass the ball around your head then your waist then through your legs.
- Hold the ball behind you in two hands then throw the ball over your head and catch it in front of you. Try this while jogging.
- Hold the ball in front of you and throw it over your head and catch it behind your back.
- Most Accurate, used for passing over a short distance
- Hold the ball at chest height, elbows down
- Step forward with the preferred foot and throw the ball with two hands from the chest
- Used for accurate passing over a long distance
- Ball placed in the preferred hand and held at shoulder height, step forward with the opposite foot
- Make sure your fingertips follow through to exactly where you want the pass to go
- Used over a short distance, mainly to feed the shooters in the circle aiming to get around the hands of the defenders
- Bend the knees, step to the side, low release as the pass is given
- High release – this pass is to be at its highest point as it goes over the defender and will drop down to the attacker
- This is a powerful, flat pass used for accuracy and speed
- Using two hands, the ball is released from overhead with a high release
Balance, sprinting, sprinting and stopping, change of pace, change of direction, change of weight, jumping and landing are all movement skills. Improved movement skills lead to greater body awareness and body control. Therefore this will result in improved balance and the ability to skilfully move around the court and your opponent. Movement skills will better allow players to adhere to the footwork rule and to safely participate in the game of netball.
For good body control;
- Head up, eyes on the ball
- Knees slightly bent
- Chest up, back straight
- Feet shoulder width apart
- Weight comfortably balanced between both feet, slightly on the balls of your feet when moving to defend or dodging to get free for a pass
Choosing to play a shooting position comes with the expectation of being able to get the ball in the net, but nothing beats the feeling of when your shot goes in, especially from the edge of the circle! Here are a few drills and tips for improving your shooting technique.
Why not challenge your team to the long shot challenge, seen in the video to the right…