Stage 2 defense occurs when your opponent has possession of the ball. You must recover in a position with your feet 0.9m apart from your opponent. Then, with your hands, limit your opponent's passing and shooting possibilities. If they get the ball past you, stop it immediately.
There are three ways to stop the ball: jump, block, and tackle. When you jump for the ball, be sure to jump high enough to reach it. If you don't, you won't get there in time to stop the ball.
Blocks and tackles involve physical contact with the player with the ball. You can only use your hand or arm for tackling; never your head or neck. Avoid making contact with their body above the waist. If you do, you will receive a penalty shot. This means that you will lose 10 points and give your opponent the advantage over you in court time.
You can block with either hand. Use your open hand to block shots from behind you as well as those coming from the front. Keep in mind that the person with possession will always have the best view of the court so try to anticipate where they will pass the ball next. Block these passes to prevent your opponent from getting clear shots at goal.
Time-outs are used by coaches to discuss strategy during game play.
This week's practice focused on the three stages of defense: marking the player, marking the ball, and marking the space. We began with the position that a defender should have when defending a player. This is called "marking the player." The three ways to mark a player are with your hand, your arm, or your body. Your goal is to stop the player from getting the ball or creating an open shot.
Next we talked about marking the ball. There are two ways to do this: by blocking it or by chasing it. If a player tries to pass the ball but it isn't caught, that player is given a free kick. On a free kick, the player can take a swing at the ball or shoot from distance. It's important for defenders to understand that if they don't block or chase the ball, another player will be given the opportunity to do so.
Finally, we discussed marking the space. This means that if a player is open, you should try to deny her the opportunity to get the ball by either tackling her or denying her the ball. If she doesn't get the ball, there will be someone else who can take her place and make up for your missed chance.
Netball is all about teamwork.
The goal of the game is to send the ball over the net and land it on the opponent's court while preventing the opponent from doing the same. For returning the ball, the team has three hits (in addition to the block contact). A return hit goes out of bounds or into the stands; a double hit results in a point for the opposing team.
There are two forms of the sport: men's volleyball and women's volleyball. Men's volleyball involves teams of six players per side with one player on each line of the court. Women's volleyball has only five players per side because there are two lines of defense instead of one. These additional players are known as liberos or middle blockers.
In both men's and women's volleyball, the objective is the same: have your opponents' attackers commit errors while you try to attack their defense effectively. The first team to seven points wins.
Men's volleyball has more variations on offense and defense. Examples include the spike, which is used to send the ball over the net and onto the floor, and the smash, which is a powerful shot that can be used to attack either outside or inside the court. There are also various types of blocks including the cradle, the dive, and the tip-off. A team will often use different strategies at different times during a match to make the game more interesting for everyone involved.
When the serve crosses the net, the defensive team's three blockers stand at the net to try to prevent the ball from entering their court. If the ball gets past the blockers, the players in the back row defend it by digging it into the air to keep it off the ground. This is called "digging" or "air-hitting" the ball.
There are five common techniques used for blocking shots: hitting over the top (top-blocking), jumping over the top (jumping-blocker), punching over the top (punching-blocker), sitting down and reaching under the ball (sitting-blocker), and sliding feet first (foot-sliding). Each blocker has a different role to play in order to stop the ball in its path toward the net.
Top-blocking is the most effective technique for preventing balls from crossing the net. The blocker stands upright at the net with his/her arms extended above their head; then they drop down onto the ball, aiming to hit it over the top of the net. This block can either be done lightly or aggressively depending on how hard the server tries to get the ball across the net. Top-blocking is used mainly to defend serves but also helps defenders get the ball out of bounds if they are able to do so quickly enough.