The following identifies a number of steps that can be used in order to perfect 'the pass'.
The previous videos discussed how to activate the correct technique to catch and grip in order to establish the best platform to pass however, in order to ensure that a player can withstand the rigors of a game the training will need to be placed under pressure in a controlled and safe environment. This will establish correct form and allow the coach to gauge the level of ability at which the player is currently presiding.
Be mindful of the health and safety of the players and ensure that the correct intensity for the level of the player is performed.
Step 1 - Hips square
Once the players are displaying positive catch and grip positions the next step is to perform the pass. This is achieved by keeping your hips square which will force the defender to stay in line with the ball carrier. Furthermore, hips square will allow the player to attack left, right and straight.
Step 2 - High elbows
Once the players are displaying positive catch and grip positions the next step is to perform the pass. This is achieved by keeping your elbows high which will allow for the ball to be in a constant ready position.
Step 3 - Push through the ball
The next progression is to 'Push' through the ball. This simply means to transfer the power through the kinked elbows to the ball. Players should avoid dropping the elbows and straightening their arms as both power and accuracy will be compromised.
Step 4 - Point to target
The last step to complete the pass is to point to the target the player is aiming at. This is a positive way to ensure that the ball reaches the destination with a great amount of accuracy. The hands should
continue to point to the target for at least two steps to avoid any last minute snatching back which would have a detrimental effect on both power and accuracy.
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