How To Do Netball Passing Drills
In this guide, netball expert Kim North from netballpost.com talks you through some of the different kinds of netball passing drills that you can do to strengthen your body and make your passing more accurate.
- There are five different ways to pass in netball: chest pass, shoulder pass, bounce pass, lob, and overhead pass. It is important to practice all of them regularly as you will need to use different passing strategies in every game.
- It is important to have equal strength on both sides of your body. We are all inclined to pass and catch with the hand we use to write with (usually the strongest side of our body), but in netball you need to be able to pass and catch well from all angles - which may involve your "weaker" side.
- Building up strength in your "weaker" side can be done with a few different passing drills. Standing with a partner and throwing to / catching from one another with alternating hands can help to strengthen the muscles in the lesser-used side and also to help your brain realise that you can catch with the "other" hand!
- You don't necessarily have to have a partner to practice passing. Find yourself a wall against which you can throw a ball and practice passing to yourself, alternating hands and passing types. Moving slightly further from the wall at intervals can also help to strengthen your passes.