The pass as a clear begging and end, but when learning can be broken down into subroutines.
Self Paced Externally Paced
Involves opponents, and team members positioning, and so is determined by the environment and other people.
Involves simple movement; however speed and timing are critical. The rules allow a maximum of 3seconds.
In order for a chest pass in netball to be skilful, the following components need to be for filled; - Efficient,
- Learned (practised),
- Goal Directed, and
- Follows a technical model.
Coaching tips on performing a correct chest pass
- Chest passes are the most accurate way of getting the ball around the court, however they are only accurate and powerful when held and passes correctly.
- Hold the ball with both hands, spreading them on the back of the ball in a W shape, so thumbs should touch at the centre of the ball, with fingers spread out!
- Footwork rules apply whilst passing the ball.
- So when making a chest pass step forward with one foot, this will help you gain energy from the floor as you push through with the ball.
- Keep elbows low and close to your body, and push through with the ball.
- As you release the ball push your arms out straight in the direction and height you want the ball to travel.
- Straighten your arms and fingers, so that every little bit of energy is transferred to it.
- Keep your wrists pointing upwards, as this will help fully extend your arms.
- Don’t rotate arms!
- Keep your eye on the receiver of the ball!
The coaching points on the following pages, should help you perform a correct chest pass, efficiently, accurately and with power! The following practises should help you improve!
Before any of the practices a warm up should be completed! The warm up should briefly involve these three phrases;
- Aerobic type, rhythmic exercises such as jogging.
- Dynamic stretching exercises.
- Movement and ball skills gradually approaching match intensity.
- Players should gently jog around the court, then on whistle perform an activity called out by the coach, these should include
- Players should gather around the coach, and gently stretch. Starting from the bottom working up to the top, players can look to coach for guidance!
- Lastly players should get into a large circle, or if too many players, a few circles, and pass the ball about the circle.
Requirements: - 2 players (three when increasing difficulty)
- 1 ball
- All players get into twos, each pair with a ball.
- Standing 5m apart practise chest passing, with help from the coaching tips.
- After every successful 15 passes in a row, both the players should take a step back, this increases the distance over which play has to be passes, hence the players need to use more power, while keeping accuracy.
- To make the practise, add a defender, this way the players passing have to move around, while still using a chest pass!
Requirements - 1 ball
- At least 7 players, (3 throwers, and 4 or more workers)
T - throwers
W - workers
- Players form a diamond, 1 thrower at each of the three corners, and 2 rows of workers in the forth corner!
- Both rows of workers start at the same time. W(a) throws ball to T(2) and runs towards T(2).
- At the same time W(b) runs straight towards T(1), receives the ball from T(2) and passes onto T(1).
- W(a)runs around T(2) and towards T(3)receives pass from T(1) and passes onto T(3).
- W(b) runs around T(1) receives pass from T(3) and passes onto W(a) and returns to opposite row to where they started.
- W(a) runs around T(3) takes pass from W(b) and passes onto next W(b).
- Each worker returns to opposite row. The drill continues but in reverse - W(b) starts with ball
- To make harder, complete the practise faster, or make the diamond larger, hence increase either the pace or distance passed!
Emphasis on passing in front of players to ensure they run onto ball
Practise 3) Box drill
Requirements: - Five players,
- Four cones,
- One ball
* Diagram of layout on following page.
- Place cones in a square c. 10 metres on a side.
- Each player stands at a cone in order (player 1 at cone 1, 2 at 2 etc), except Player 5 who starts midway between cones 4 and 1, with the ball.
- To commence the exercise, player 1 runs towards cone 2 and player 5 passes ahead of him/her so that the pass will be received at the mid-point between the two cones.
- Player 5 runs to cone 1 immediately on releasing the ball. As soon as player 1 receives the ball, player 2 runs towards cone 3, and player 1 passes to him/her in a similar fashion, to be received at the midpoint between the cones, then runs on to cone 2.
- As soon as player 2 receives the ball, player 3 runs towards cone 4 and player 2 passes to the midpoint and runs on to cone 3, etc etc. When player 1 has returned to cone 1 this is one rotation.
* Ensure players sprint out for each pass
* Pass should be to space into which receiver must run
* Watch for balance and proper use of feet on landing/push off
* Ensure good pass technique used
* Walk through exercise at first, then gradually build up pace to full speed.
* Give target number of successful complete rotations at full speed, then reverse direction of players.
3 v 3
Requirements; - One ball,
- 6 players,
- Marked area, for example; centre third!
- Players split into two teams of three.
- One team wear bibs.
- Within a third of the court teams must pass the ball among themselves, only using chest passes, a goal is scored after 10 successful chest passes in a row!
- All netball rules apply, such as contact, footwork, obstruction ect.
Requirements; - One ball
- Two full teams of 7,
- Full court, including posts.
Emphasis on chest passing in a game situation!
- Play netball in the usual way, with conditions, which will make the players think, and use the chest pass, which they have practised in earlier drills!
- The conditions could involve;
- Every other pass has to be a chest pass!
- Before a goal can be scored, a series of 5 chest passes must be made!
- Or finally by not allowing shoulder passes, this should increase the number of times players use
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- The session should end with a cool down, which is a time which allows the body temperature to return to normal, it also helps to remove waste products, speeds recover. A cool down should include: - Gentle jog around netball court
- Players should complete passive stretches!