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Control the ball

There is an old saying - if you can bat the ball you can catch it!

Batting the ball on to a player risks the ball being intercepted. Catch it and throw the ball for control and direction.

Defenders should avoid intentionally batting the ball out of bounds, as all this does is give the play to the opposition.

Netball is about possession!

Batting or tapping the ball is lazy play and inevitably you lose possession.

Also trying to keep the ball in play by batting or throwing it wildly back into court, is not lazy play, but should definitely not be part of your game.

All this does is risk possible injury to the out of control player and the ball is usually intercepted by the opposition.

Much better to allow the opposition to take the pass giving you and your team mates time to get back into position. Regrouping if you like! 

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Courtside Tactical Play

Tactics #1
This crucial tactic will
show you how the professionals get the ball past the defenders to the goal shooters.

Please note: All players swap between being attackers and defenders depending on which team has possession of the ball. You need to know how goal shooters work the circle otherwise GA & GS will have all their own way. Tactics #2 will show you what's going on in the circle!

Tactics #2
You have got the ball to the shooters. What next? It is critical all players know how to work the goal circle to prevent a turnover.

Also learn the goal shooting technique that will have you shooting a high percentage of goals in any tough competition.

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