Netball: Holding space

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DESCRIPTION

Players work in 4s, with 1 ball.

GS and GK work in the middle with a feeder either side.

The GS in the middle positions herself on the opposite side to the ball. So when the lob pass is thrown to the other side the GK cannot move to get in between the feeder and the GS.

This should make for an easier pass to the GS inside the circle for the shot.

COACHING POINTS

Holding space not only protects space, it also helps players conserve their energy.

The attacker needs to keep a strong body position, knees flexed and slightly wider than normal base. The player needs to work to hold this position by making slight adjustments with the feet to keep the defender contained.

As the ball is passed into the space attacker holds position until last possible moment and then lunges, jumps or reaches to receive ball without allowing defender to reach the ball.

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