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Netball: shooting

Shooting in netball

If you want to be a sharp shooter you need to keep your balance, find your aim and use your whole body to make the shot.

You also need to stay focused and calm under pressure.

STEP ONE

Shooting in netball

You can shoot from anywhere inside the goal circle, but having a good view of the ring and a balanced position is important.

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and keep your body straight.

Balance the ball on the fingertips of one hand and use your other hand to steady it. Remember, you only have three seconds to take a shot.

STEP TWO

Shooting in netball

The power for your shot comes from the floor, so you need to bend your knees as if you are about to jump into the air.

Keep your back straight and your head up. As you prepare to release the ball, drop your hands back behind your head.

STEP THREE

Shooting in netball

Try and focus on a point at the back rather than the front of the ring, and let the ball go at the same time as you straighten your legs.

Move your arms as little as possible when you release the ball but add spin by flicking your wrists.

You should end your shot standing on tiptoes with your arms following through towards the ring.




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