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# exercises for hands over ball

exercises for hands over ball

Hi Janine, I line my girls up on the base line, number them 1 and 2 going down the line. When I call out 1's, those girls come out from the baseline, quickly get their 3 feet in front of the girls that remain on the baseline, and put there hands up ready to defend, they follow every move of the ball that the number '2' girl has in her hands. Make sure the ball is moved up and down, left and right etc so the number 1 has to work hard at following it and keeping her hands over it. the swap it around. hope this makes sense.

Just to add to this, is the issue of "3 feet". Do the same drill but when you tell them to stop, tell them to stay still. Are the defenders 3 feet away? I have cut a old garden stake to 3 feet long. I plan to drop it down from the toe of the attacker to the feet of the defender. Also I remind the girls that while the stick is exactly 3 feet, it becomes the umpires call of what is 3 feet. If umires are getting techincal, then tell the girls at the break to make the distance bigger - 3 1/2 feet to avoid the calls.

Get players to form a line behind each other either on the outer sideline to start off with. Now line cones out 3 or 4 feet away from Transverse Line. Get each player to run the line,drive forward towards cone, and drop back on the transverse line with hands up. This will show them to drop back then put hands up to guard pass from receiver. Tip: The C Circle is 3 feet distance. Can use this for example if you like. Teach the lean and juup with the cones. Hope this helps