Rebounding in netball is when a player attempts a goal by shooting but the ball hits the goalpost and bounces back into play.
The rebounding drills below are especially important for your GS, GA, GK and GD as they are the only players allowed in the shooting circle - and how they react to a rebounded shot might mean the difference between scoring or conceding a goal..
These circle rebounding drills will help both attacking and defending players compete for the ball, and improve their ability to regain possession by catching the ball.
Note: The laws of netball state a player must not use the goalpost to regain balance; as a support in recovering the ball going out of court; or for any other purpose which does not include the ball rebounding from the goalpost after a shot.
Blue player 1 dodges to receive from blue 2. The player inside the circle then returns the pass and dodges again. Before being allowed to make the shot the circle player must receive 5 passes. After 5 passes the defender takes the rebound, moves out of the circle and becomes the feeder so all 3 players rotate.
White player 1 throws to Blue player 1, then runs quickly into circle and receives ball back. White player 1 then shoots, collects the ball, and passes to Red player 1, before joining the back of the Red player's line. Red player 1 does the same from the other side and the drill continues.
One shooter from each side runs out and into the circle. X passes the ball to the free shooter who balances then shoots. Defender should defend the shot and also work to receive rebound and then return the ball to X.
Player 1 feeds the ball for player 2 to reach out and retrieve with or without a jump Players to be 1m apart as this will increase reactions
White player 1 throws to Red player 1 and then follows in to mark and catch the rebound from the Red player's shot. The White player returns the ball to the next player in their line and joins the back of the Red player's line. The Red player in turn joins the back of the White player's line.
Player 2 moves into the circle to receive a ball from blue player 1. Blue 1 immediately moves in to take up the rebound position with the defender (green player 1) and battle for the rebound. If the shot is put up from A, the rebound position is the area marked by the semi circle. The player must guard this area from her opponent.
One shooter from each side runs into the circle. X passes the ball to one of them, who balances then shoots. Shooter not used defends the shot and then returns the ball to X.
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