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Sports Studies-Risk Assessment : Netball

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* Cara O'Toole Sports Studies-Risk Assessment Netball All sporting activities carry some risk. We can reduce the risk and help to prevent injury by preparing for sport properly, and take part with the right attitude. Netball is a fast, exiting team sport. It is played in many countries throughout the world. It is an easy game to pay, but at a higher level becomes very tactical game that needs great skill. Warm up/Cool down Warming up before playing Netball is vitally important, you need to prepare your body for exercise. You need to stretch thoroughly from your neck down to ankles, as all the muscles off the body may be used throughout the period of the game or training session. Stretching also decreases the risk of muscle stiffness, before stretching a 3-5 minute jog must take place to increase the body temperature for stretching. ...read more.


Short bursts of sprinting during warm up are good practice for a match(fartlek training) Techniques and Skill * We need the techniques and skills of our sport to perform well. We need to practice to perform difficult skills with out any trouble. When we have good skills, it shows in a positive way in our performance. In Netball good footwork is essential, and quick reaction, as the maximum time you are allowed possession of the ball is three seconds. We need to know our ability and how far we can go. A skilful player will have confidence, which can help to avoid injury. Apart from shooting, the primary skills of netball are throwing and catching. There are 3 different passes that are most commonly made in netball, The Chest pass, The shoulder pass and The bounce pass, these are all used constantly in a game off netball. ...read more.


* Fingernails must be short and smooth. Environment and Surfaces * Before playing a game of Netball, the court must be checked for any objects that could be potentially harmful, for example Litter, Glass obstruction, Cans or Stones. * The environment can effect a game of netball, if played outside in windy conditions, this is why many teams train indoors, if you play on a concrete pitch, you put your self at a much greater risk of being more seriously hurt, if you fall over. Etiquette * Etiquette is essential in sports, whatever the score both teams usually show sportsmanship at the end of a match by chanting 3 cheers for the opponents followed by clapping, if correct etiquette is not shown you are considered quite rude also shaking of the oppositions hands is appropriate. Compatibility of Competitors * Players should play against people of roughly the same age. They should also play against the same sex. ...read more.

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