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Unformatted text preview: AMER ICAN IZED NETBALL Americanized Net Ball features two basic rule changes: 1. No dribbling. The ball must advance with a pass. 2. No blocking an offensive player's shot or stealing the ball from an offensive player. A defender may contest a shot or steal a pass, but it is a foul if the defender reaches or blocks, whether the reach or block is "all ball" or not. Use this game to emphasize several skills important to continued progress. 1. Shooting . Because shots are taken close to the basket, young athletes shoot with better form. Young players develop bad habits by shooting outside shots too early, either in an attempt to show-off or to find an open shot. In a regular game, if a player stations himself eight feet from the basket in his range to shoot the ball, he is never going to be open. However, if he knows his shot will not be blocked, he attempts this shot rather than throwing the ball from twenty feet. The speed of execution is unimportant for young players; proper technique development is more important. 2. Passing and moving to get open. One great youth league problem is the abundance of dribbling without purpose, which results in eight players standing and watching. Without dribbling without purpose, which results in eight players standing and watching....
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- Spring '09