So this week we did a whole bunch of shooting drills with a little bit about receiving. When receiving on the move it is a good idea to get strong as soon as possible, and for preference to receive on the strong side in the first place.

It is a really good idea to make a habit of moving your feet to receive the ball on your strong (forehand) side, and only receive on your weak (backhand) side if you don’t have time to sort your feet out.

Why ? Well, the time it takes to drag the ball back to the string side is enough time to allow a defender to readjust her position and apply the pressure on you.

We also practised receiving without stopping the ball. This is a handy skill to have since you can beat a defender immediately. Allowing the ball to run across your body usually carries it out of the reach of a potential tackler who is expecting you to stop the ball in front of you.

If you want me to go over any of the skills we looked at on thursday (especially if you weren’t there!) ask me next session.

Jim

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