Netball: ball control

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Serial steppers at 14 years old, how do I stop?

Serial steppers at 14 years old, how do I stop this terrible habit?  Half my team step and have been playing for many years.

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hi i jut started playing GK for a local netball team?

hi i jut started playing GK for a local netball team and i am struggling abit, im not sure on what i can and cant do, ie jumping and waving my arms etc plz help

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Can youplay ball off post from backline?

Playing ball off post from back line pass

karen channon Coach, England

can you lean on a ball to gain balance

can you lean on a ball to gain balance

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Stepping in the centre circle

My centre was penalised for stepping in the centre circle - she took her centre stance and after the whistle was blown she stepped out with one foot. I didnt think a centre had a 'landing foot' at a centre pass, providing both feet are in the circle when the whistle blows, but the umpire said when she returned to the circle she put her left foot in first so that became her landing foot even though play had not been started. I told her just to stay in the circle but I would like to know if the umpire was correct or if she had it wrong

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Attacking backline pass off the post?

HiCan a shooter rebound the ball( from a backline throw in) off the post and jump onto court, catch the ball from the post rebound and then shoot? It seems crazy to me but I have been told that this is now allowed?

Sue Kersey Coach, England

Can a GS or GA receive a pass off goal post?

I had someone ask me if you are allowed to do this in a game. I thought if it was accidental it was ok but if it's on purpose and something they do regularly that shouldn't be allowed. What are the rules on this? Thank you.

Sharon Lynch Coach, Australia

Rule 13: Playing the ball

I am currently going through the rule book with my team to improve their understanding but had some queries from a player that has played at quite a high level in Australia. In particular rule 13.1(v) which states: a player may having batted the ball once, either catch or direct the ball to another player and 13.1(vi) having bounced the ball once, either catch or direct the ball to another player. She disputes this rule and says the ball cannot be bounced or batted under control before catching it as umpires have called it replayed ball. Can someone please clarify as I am using England netball official rule book 2011 edition.

Abimbola Smith Coach, Nigeria

Repossession of the ball

I need some clarification with a situation that occurred to me on court the other day. If I catch the ball with one hand, lets say my right, then bring my left to control the ball, take my left hand back off, still having the ball in my right hand, then bring the ball to my left hand a second time. Is this reposssession? I was thinking that this is similar to when the ball is controlled twice? Please help.

Maria Massey Coach, England

Replayed ball - how do you umpire this?

Some umpires blow every ball that's bounced into hands - is this correct?Some umpires allow the girls to bounce the ball as long as they are not gaining ground up the court. Does anyone have a clear definition of how to umpire this rule?

Michelle Newman Coach, England

Footwork/Pivoting on outside foot

I am quite new to coaching and have an U15s team. Can someone please help me explain when you would use an inside pivot as opposed to an outside pivot?

Coach Coach, Australia

Caretaker Role and I am so scared my team wont win the trophy

Our School netball coach resigned last night. I am an assistant coach for soccer, coach for volleyball, assistant coach for basketball and now will be a caretaker for our netball team due to play finals tomorrow. What drills and tactics can I use today at training to prepare them for a school tournament finals tomorrow?I need your prompt assistance please

Simeon Coach, Namibia

Team devleopment of weakest team in the league

how do we develop a weaker team that keeps being beaten at every game by all of the other teams in the league - do you have any suggestions or should we push back and ask for a more even split of teams?

Claire Bunce Coach, England

Catching in netball

hello are there any types of catches in netball?If so please list them and fully explain.. It's for my P.E project

Lerato Rampupunyane Coach, United Kingdom

key skills in netball

how two handed pass is performed

Kefentse Ntsobi Coach, United Kingdom

netball basic skill drills

explain fully shooting drills

Hope Setlhoka Coach, United Kingdom

Hunger for the ball!! Killer I...

HI,I would like some ideas on how I can get my under 12's representative team hungry for the ball? They need to become more aggressive without being bitchy if you know what I mean.Thanks Leah

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I'm a new coach with 2 players...

I am new to coaching this year and have a couple of girls who struggle to catch the ball despite 3 yrs of playing. One is quite scared and the other does not have good gross motor skills. Any suggestions on drills or games to improve these?

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Coaching the very young team y...

I'm coaching the very young team yr 1-3 age 6-9 and was wondering what's the best drills to teach them ball skills passing quick and basic rules? Thanks Mikaela

Mikaela Coach, Australia

How do you stop crowding | Spo...

My friend coaches an under 13s team and when someone has the ball they all run for it like seagulls going for bread. The coach has told them many times to spread out and for not everyone to run to the ball at once but the girls keep doing it and they can't get the ball down the court.

Laura Henshaw Coach, Australia


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