Teaching players how to catch is a priorty at the beginning of the season.
Most young players catch the ball with bent elbows catching close to the chest. Very young players do the same and the momentum of the ball can go straight to their face.
Teach Catch & Snatch. Hands come out just before the catch. Like a lizard catching an insect. Be aware of players having their arms out waiting as they may hurt their finger tips and also, it’s not correct technique.
Catch & Snatch enables a player to meet the ball and pull it in with both hands. Great training for intercepting. If young players adopt this technique early in their Netball journey there will be no red noses.
Catch & Snatch….another one percenter