Try these netball ball drills to develop your catching prowess and feeding accuracy. They will help you keep control while you pivot and receive the ball on the move or stationary.
NETBALL BALL SKILLS: All beginners want to improve their ability to control and handle the ball.
Your game will progress after practicing some pass and receive skill drills.
What do netball coaching skills for handling the ball focus on? They centre on a combination of passing and receiving training techniques.
Try these group netball drills focusing on ball handling skills. The drill is usually more testing if you have at least two people or a group.
Sometimes training with a partner is not always possible. These netball handling drills show how to exercise your ball skills alone. If you are training alone by yourself, you need to perform the drill against a solid wall (outdoors).
Take a firm hold of the netball ball with both hands and with your fingers open. Push the ball away from your chest (torso). Use enough force to propel the ball towards your intended target.
Catch the ball with your fingers spread wide open. Doing so gives you a better grip when you receive it. The catching techniques end by bringing the ball back in and snug towards your chest. The better players find this gives them extra control.
Catching the ball when it is high in the air is not as difficult as you may expect. Reach your hands towards the ball as it moves through the air and towards you.
Grab it with both hands and - much like a normal catch. Keep your fingers spread open to get a better grip of the ball and bring down towards your chest for extra control.
Netball Ball Handling Drills Practiced by Players in the United Kingdom