Last night in front of a packed Copper Box crowd, the Australian Diamonds and world number one side, recorded a 3-0 series win however there were plenty of positives for England Coach Tracey Neville and her new look England side.
Especially for the occasion, Crazy Catch have brought together our two netball ambassadors Sasha Corbin (Loughborough Lightening and England) and Julie Corletto (Retired Aussie Diamond and 3 time World Champion) for 3 Roses vs Diamonds challenges which are great for netballers to try at home or at their club or school … Insane Catches, Crazy Netball and Reaction Wall. Watch them all now and see how comes out on top 🙂 Coaches – you can find all the rules and progressions below
- INSANE Catches
How many catches can you do from 2 metres, off the INSANE side of the Crazy Catch rebound net in 30 seconds below (dropped catches do not count in your score!)
You can change this drill by increasing or decreasing the distance or for younger players, use the sane side which has a much more predictable rebound.
Top Tip – Find a spot on the Crazy Catch where you can get into a catching rhythm (suggest middle bottom as that will pop the ball up to hand height) and keep hitting it.
2. Crazy Netball
Set yourself out a square around 2m squared and put your Crazy Catch down one side … The idea of the game is simple, you and your partner take turns – one catches the other persons throw and you can let the ball drop in the square. Make this challenge even more tricky by using the INSANE side of your Crazy Catch Double Trouble for netball.
Top Tip – vary the pace of your throws to move your opponent around the square … go from a drop shot, to a rebound to the back to really get them moving!
3. Reaction Wall
This game is all about anticipation and reactions as a feed comes off the wall with the player with their back to the feeder … you need to pop the ball up behind your head then react to the ball as it comes off the wall from the Crazy Catch Freestyle and take the catch!
Punch harder with the Freestyle to add difficulty or increase the distance the player needs to travel to make the catch, being careful to avoid the back of their head!
Top Tip – stay on the balls of your feet to ensure you can react quickly and push off hard to cover the ground.