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1.

RUNNING PASS

Preparation Execution Conclusion

• Ball is held with two hands on • Upper torso rotates to swing the • Follow through is balanced with
either side with fingers spread and ball across the front of the body fingers pointed towards the
elbows slightly bent receiver
• Weight is transferred onto the foot
• Body is balanced with the outside closest to the target • Ball travels backwards with a flat
leg forward and the body turned trajectory
towards the receiver • Velocity and angle of pass is
appropriate to distance required • Ball is received by team-mate
• Eyes are looking towards the target between the shoulders and waist
• Flexion of the wrists directs the ball
• Ball is carried in front of the body towards the receiver • Receiver is able to run onto the
ball
• Player repositions and is available
for a pass

2. LATERAL PASS

Preparation Execution Conclusion

• Ball is held with two hands on • Upper torso rotates to swing the • Follow through is balanced with
either side with fingers spread ball across the front of the body fingers pointed towards the
receiver
• Body is balanced with the outside • Weight is transferred onto the foot
leg forward and the body turned closest to the target • Ball travels backwards with a flat
towards the receiver trajectory
• Velocity and angle of pass is
• Eyes are looking towards the target appropriate to distance required • Ball is received by team-mate
between the shoulders and waist
• Ball is carried in front of the body • Flexion of the wrists directs the ball
towards the receiver • Team mate is able to run onto the
ball
• Player repositions and is available
for a pass

3. CATCH

Preparation Execution Conclusion

• Body is balanced with feet shoulder • Hands are extended with fingers • Ball is guided into control with a
width apart spread and pointing in the direction ‘giving’ action
of the ball
• Arms slightly flexed with palms • The next pass or movement is
facing inwards at waist level • Fingers and elbows flex on impact anticipated
to absorb force
• Body position is adjusted relative to
player passing the ball and flight of • Ball is caught towards the mid-line
the ball of the body
• Flight path of the ball is followed all
the way into the hands

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4. HALF PASS (long ball)

Preparation Execution Conclusion

• Outside foot is placed near the • A single movement is used to • Follow through is balanced with
ball swing the ball from the ground fingers pointed towards the
receiver
• Ball is held with two hands on • Upper torso rotates to swing the
either side with fingers spread ball across the front of the body • Ball travels backwards and spirals
and elbows slightly bent with a flat trajectory
• Velocity and angle of pass is
• The player looks at the receiver appropriate to the distance • Ball is received by team-mate
after securing the ball required between the shoulders and waist
• Base of support is wide and • Weight is transferred onto the foot • Team-mate is able to run onto the
balanced with inside foot towards closest to the target ball
the receiver
• Player repositions and is available
for a pass

5. HALF PASS (pop)

Preparation Execution Conclusion

• Base of support is wide and the • The ball is secured with both • Follow through is balanced with
ball is swung across the body hands fingers pointed towards the
receiver
• Outside foot is positioned near the • Relative position of team-mate
ball receiving the pass is monitored • Ball travels backwards
• Inside foot is facing towards the • Ball is directed through flexion of • Ball floats or ‘hangs’ with no spin
receiver the wrists
• Ball is received by team-mate
• Hips and knees flex to allow for • Ball is flicked slightly backwards between the shoulders and waist
pick-up of the ball into space for the oncoming
runner • Team-mate is able to run onto the
ball
• Velocity and angle of pass is
appropriate to the distance • Player repositions and is available
required for a pass

6. EFFECTING A TOUCH – ATTACKER (dump/roll ball)

Preparation Execution Conclusion

• Balance is maintained by lowering • Knees and the hips flex to lower • Ball is controlled to the ground
body position the base of support just in front of or between the feet
that are parallel to the sidelines
• Body is positioned to one side of • Ball is controlled in a secure
the defender position • Player steps forward and square
over the ball
• The player decelerates in • Hand nearest the defender is
anticipation extended to initiate the touch on • Player repositions and is available
opponent with minimal force for a pass
• Eyes are focused on the hips of
the defender • Touch is effected at hip height

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7. DUMMY PASS

Preparation Execution Conclusion

• Ball is held with two hands on • Ball is swung across the front of • Ball is held firmly and returned to
either side and with fingers the body normal carrying position
spread
• Full range of motion of the upper • Opponent is successfully
• Body is balanced with outside leg torso is used to achieve deception deceived
forward and body turned towards
the receiver • Arms are fully extended as if the • Player shows awareness of
ball is going to be passed further options
• Eyes are looking towards the
target and peripheral vision is • Acceleration occurs as the
used to demonstrate awareness dummy is completed
of opposition
• Ball is carried in front of the body

8. EVADING SIDE STEP

Preparation Execution Conclusion

• Balance is maintained during the • Body weight is transferred • Acceleration is away from the
run towards the stepping leg opponent at a new angle
• Control of the ball is maintained • The body feints towards the • Defender is out of position
stepping side
• A slight step to the side • Player shows awareness of
establishes a wider base of • Knee is extended to achieve a further options
support and forces defender to push off the ball of the foot in the
commit to a lateral movement opposite direction
• Shoulders are rotated slightly
away from opponent

9. SPIRAL PASS

Preparation Execution Conclusion

• Outside-hand is nearer to the rear • Inside leg steps towards the • Follow through is balanced with
of the ball whilst the inside hand is target fingers pointing towards the
near the front receiver
• Front end of the ball is pointed
• Body is balanced with outside leg slightly higher towards the • Ball travels with a flat trajectory
forward and body turned towards receiver and swung across the
the receiver front of the body with two hands • Ball is received by team-mate
between the shoulders and waist
• Eyes are looking towards the • As the ball is delivered the outside
target hand rotates over the ball to • Team-mate is able to run onto the
impart spin ball

• Velocity and angle of pass is • Player repositions and is available


appropriate to the distance for a pass
required
• Wrist flexion directs ball
backwards towards the receiver

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10. SCORING A TOUCHDOWN

Preparation Execution Conclusion

• Location of score line is identified • Arms and body stretch • Downward pressure is applied to
downwards reaching on or the ball once on or over the score
• Acceleration towards the score beyond the score line line
line
• Ball is held securely in one or two • Balance is maintained throughout
• Body leans forward in preparation hands
to lower the body
• Knee and hip flexion lowers the
body

11. EFFECTING A TOUCH – DEFENDER

Preparation Execution Conclusion

• Balance is maintained by lowering • Hand nearest the attacker is • Defender regains balance and
body position extended to effect the touch on retreats to onside position
opponent with minimal force
• Body is positioned in front of the
attacker • Touch is effected at shoulder
height
• Acceleration is towards attacking
player
• Eyes are focused on the lower
trunk of the attacker

12. SCOOP

Preparation Execution Conclusion

• Outside foot is positioned side-on • Balance and speed are • Extend through the hips to get
and near the ball maintained throughout back to upright position
• Hips and knees flex to allow for • Arms swing across the body to • Player shows awareness of
low pick up scoop up the ball in one hand further options
• Eyes are focused on the ball • Hands are positioned to secure
the ball and lift it off the ground

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