Catching The Ball

When is Catching the Ball Used?

The skill is constantly used in attack as you and your team pass the ball around the field searching out for weaknesses in the defence. You should be able to catch balls coming in from the left, from the right, from above (from a Lob Pass) and sometimes from below (from a Pop Pass).

Key Points to Catching the Ball

  • Keep your eyes fiexed on the ball and follow the ball into your hands
  • Keep your arms and hands out, with your fingers spread

Common Errors When Catching the Ball

  • Not looking at the ball
  • Looking at the oppostion rather than the ball
  • Not being in the correct position to recieve the ball
  • Grabbing at the ball

 

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