Dionne Roberts

Analysing performance task

Task Instructions

) Choose a member of the activity:

NAME: Natalie Kelly

2) Observe the player during practice and game situation:

GAME: Netball

3) State the role or position of the player

ROLE: Goal defence

4) What are the important skills and techniques needed for this role?

Natalie needs to be good at defending, so she needs to have good ball handling skills. She has to be good at marking and interpreting other players and the ball. This position has to have an accurate passing technique when put under pressure, being in only a fraction of the court she has little space to pass and catch accurately. Her defending skills need to be excellent in order for her to play her position to the best of her ability.

She needs an effective body position, when trying to get the ball she should stand 1 metre away from the opponent and raise her hand in the air on a slant; this is a good defending technique and should be used often by her throughout the game. This makes it difficult for the opposition to shoot or pass accurately.

She has to have good footwork skills and she needs to act and think fast to trick the opponents. Excellent concentration is vital.

She has to be equally good at marking a moving player as marking a static player. She must be able to dodge, sprint and intercept. My player will need to have a good dodging technique in order to trick other players to retrieve the ball and pass to a player on her team.

She has to have an accurate interception technique, she has to be very accurate when performing this or similar techniques, so that she does not knock the ball offside. To do this well she will have to have excellent timing, making sure there is a player on her team that will be able to catch the moving ball.
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She has to have good shoulder passing and overhead passing techniques to throw the ball as far away from the goal as possible. She will have to have a clear signalling method so that other players are able to identify where and when she'll be and have to be quick to pick up signals from other players to ensure an accurate pass and must be careful of obstructing other players.

5) Observe the player in the activity and identify and describe in detail the strengths of the player according to their position.

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