Control the ball
There is an old saying - if you can bat the ball you can catch
Batting the ball on to a player risks the ball being intercepted. Catch it and throw the ball for control
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
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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This crucial tactic will show you how the professionals get the ball past
the defenders to the goal
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
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.