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Netball Drill - Ball Skills - Chest Pass

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Aim: To practice a passing technique over a middle distance, allowing the pass to be made with control and speed.

Organisation: 2 players facing each other at a distance suitable for player’s ability, 1 ball. Players pass the ball between each other using correct chest pass technique.

Coaching Points:

  • From a two-handed catching position make sure the ball is kept at chest height
  • Fingers should be spread behind the ball
  • Keep elbows low and relaxed
  • Transfer weight from back foot to front foot
  • Push the ball out, extending and following through with the arms, wrists, hands and fingers in the direction of the receiver


  • Increase the distance between the players ensuring accuracy and speed are maintained
  • Move from a static receiver to a moving receiver
  • Add a defender to the moving receiver
  • Apply pressure by using pass in a group drill e.g. The Chest Pass Square




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