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Picking up the ball

Players should:
  • approach the ball in a low, strong and stable position
  • position above the ball side-on, straddling the ball with one foot to the front and the other behind
  • sink at the hips and bend at the knees
  • keep their head up in the neutral position
  • steady the ball with the front hand and scoop it up with the back hand
  • bring the ball into the chest
  • be ready to move/play the ball/take contact on pick up
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