There is no excuse for any player
over throwing the ball
There is no excuse for anyone over throwing the netball. If passing and catching are practised
every ball should find it's mark.
Never accept poor passing, there is no excuse for it. It must be practised & practised along with catching.
Ordinary players can and do become passing experts. It doesn't take talent to control a
I can't count how many times I have coached players after a complete netball season who have poor
passing and catching skills. In our first training session after 20 minutes of properly executed passing practice
all of them are passing well.
On the court during a training game if any player I coach overthrows, she can look forward to a lap
of the court. Mind you, this punishment is done in good humour with the rest of the team cheering the player
home, but, I very rarely see that player send in a dodgy pass again.
There really is no excuse!
If it happens to be the receiver who's just missed the ball, then it's she who does the lap.
Think when you're on the netball court. I don't mean about what you're going to do that night, I mean think
netball. Watch where the opposition are throwing the ball so that you can anticipate the next move in your
No Centre should ever be caught throwing a centre pass out of court, this is unforgivable. She has four
players she can use - again I stress 'there is no excuse'.
I have seen players when they are running out of time throw the ball into a vacant space, at least
then your teammates have a chance of running onto it.
If you pass to the first teammate' s bib that you see there should never be any dodgy passing. The trick is to be
ready to give off and not to be caught looking for your friend to make your pass. This is a positive no-no and
inevitably risks putting your teammates out of position.
Place your pass preferably so that your teammate can run onto it. Don't make it impossible for her by throwing
slightly behind her because you know who'll end up with it.
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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.