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Going to Ground & Place

Ball Carrier Key Factors

  • Low body height
  • Balance and stability
  • Legs continue driving
  • Two hands on ball
  • Present "hard" body parts to tackle (shoulder/hip)
  • Fall on knee, hip, back of shoulder (do not use arms/hands to break fall)
  • Rotate so ball carrier's back is to opposition
  • Present ball to own team

Key Factors - Placing the Ball

  • Carry the ball in both hands
  • Land on the back of shoulder
  • Move body to place the ball towards teammates
  • Extend the ball away from the body and place on the ground

Key Factors - Placing the Squeeze Ball

  • Carry the ball in both hands
  • Land on ball with chest towards ground
  • Keeping spine straight, go up onto knees
  • Push the ball between the legs
  • Lie face down on the ground