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Netball: pivoting

Netball: pivoting

Learning how to land on one foot and then pivot can help you move the ball into different areas.

Pivoting allows you to open up space on court by changing the direction of the game.

STEP ONE

Netball: pivoting

After you have jumped to catch the ball, land with one foot on the ground.

It is important to control your balance before you attempt to pivot.

You should stand with your knees slightly bent and your feet shoulder width apart. Make sure you have a firm grip on the ball.

STEP TWO

Netball: pivoting

Once you have decided which direction to go in, pivot by rotating yourself on the ball of your landing foot.

You can move or step with the other foot any number of times - this will help your balance.

Keep your upper body as straight as possible when pivoting.

Make sure the hip of your pivoting leg is pointing in the direction you are aiming to pass the ball in.

STEP THREE

Netball: pivoting

Keep your eye on your team-mates when you are pivoting so you know which way to make your pass.

Get a firm grip on the ball so you can make a quick pass and beat the defenders.

When you are facing in a new direction, keep your head up and make your pass.

Remember you are not allowed to lift the foot you are pivoting on before you release the ball.




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