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I'm a fast runner and keep getting pulled for footwork?

I'm a fast runner and keep getting pulled for footwork as I'm catching the ball whilst running. How can I train myself to jump for the ball?

I would ask whether you are doing footwark or is it being percieved that you are? i would then in turn ask whether you are playing at the right level with approriate umpires (any decent umpire would know whether you are actually doing footwork or releasing the ball before you are grounded again. If you are doing footwork, its down to you to work on your game, the speed that you are playing at and timing your drives to recieve the pass where you are running to, always ensure you are balanced when passing the ball, its fine to release quickly but your core strength will help with balance and you are less likely to do footwork if you are balanced.

 

I would say that its a matter of perception of the umpires. A lot of players get called for stepping especially on the move, if your foot work is very quick. A way around this is when you get the ball or are in possession of it, to make your foot work a bit LARGER. Make a definate difference and timing of when your feet land and move. Almost like a bit more in slow motion. This should help.

Hi Karen, practise driving to the ball on a longer final stride, this will enable u to catch the ball higher when u are in the AIR at the high point of your stride. The slight pause in ur fast footwork will show the umpires at what point you receive the ball before you  land, go 1 -2 and release it so they won't see your footwork as wrong.  Good Luck

hi karen, encourage your teammates to give you passes which encourage you to jump and land 1-2  no. 2 leg should help you to balance. take a little time before you move after releasing the ball.

Hi Karen, Does this happan for each umpires? if so practice 1-2 landing then wait for some seconds before you move another leg then release the ball

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