Balance and Change of Direction Session
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Recently on the answers page we've seen a lot of members asking about how they can get their players' footwork right. It's one of the trickiest rules to get right and should be something that you cover an early age and continue to review regularly.
To help your players avoid getting called for stepping in this session we work on your players' footwork and balance through a variety of pass and return and possession drills, to put an end to stepping and rectify some other common faults:
- Feet not shoulder width apart, Weight not equally distributed,
Trunk leaning too far forward and many more...
Coach this session as a whole or integrate some of these footwork practice into your pre-match training routine!
Netball rules do not permit players to let their landing foot touch the ground again if it is lifted at all while in possession of the ball, so players can take 1.5 steps while holding the ball. Pivoting does not count as a step. Players are entitled to balance on the other foot if the landing foot is lifted. Consequently, the only way to move the ball towards the goal is to throw the ball to a teammate.