Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Monday, 10 October 2005, 14:57 GMT 15:57 UK
Netball: landing


When you land on two feet in netball you can then choose which foot will be your landing foot.

So the two-footed landing gives you more options for your next move.

STEP ONE


As you jump or run to catch the ball keep your eye firmly fixed on it.

Catch it with your thumbs pointed upwards and towards the eyes. Bring your arms back into your body so you take the force out of the pass.

You can improve this move by turning in the air before you land to keep defenders guessing.

STEP TWO


To regain your balance you have to absorb the energy from your jump.

Bend your knees and flex your ankles as both feet hit the floor. Try to land on the balls of your feet, not your heels.

Bring the ball into your body to protect it from watchful defenders.

STEP THREE


The beauty of a two-footed landing is that you can decide which foot is your landing foot.

So if you're surrounded by defenders on one side you opt to pivot or step the opposite way.

But once you lift one foot then you have made your decision. You must then pivot, jump or simply step and make your pass.





SKILLS IN OTHER SPORTS
 

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs

MMIX

Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport