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Groundball Techniques

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Move towards the ball

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Bend at the waist and the knees, with your back almost parallel to the ground.

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Keep the glove touching the ground in front of your body.

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Elbows beside the inside of the knees, head down - watch the ball into the glove.

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Follow the ball into the glove with your throwing hand.

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Bring both hands up together, towards the shoulder of your throwing arm.

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Throw the ball.

 


A training drill you might see, with a focus on GROUNDBALLS

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Split the children into two teams:- hats on and hats off is a good way to do this.
By rolling the ball to team-mates, players attempt to score goals. Players attempt to roll the ball through the legs of the other players, or past them.
The ball can only roll through the goal, and cannot be lifted into the air. A player holding the ball cannot move off the spot or run.
No boundaries.

This drill teaches good practice for handling balls on the ground.

Teaching basic skills is one of the goals of our TeeBall programme.
These skills, because they involve fundamental body mechanics, can be taken to any sport your child chooses later on.

TeeBall has long been regarded as one of the best way to gain these skills at an early age. In fact, back when baseball was a winter sport in Australia, many of our Sheffield Shield and Test cricketers played it to hone their skills and develop new techniques during the off-season.

All Hills clubs have at least one accredited club official who oversees training of parent-coaches, and who will assist in training schedules, lesson plans, and general guidance. This accreditation involves sports science and world's best practice in injury risk management, as well as knowledge of the game itself.

Together with clinics run by Hills itself for both players and coaches, your child is in good hands.

 

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