Ghosting Drills / Game sense.
Published: 29 Apr 2009 - 03:57 by adam_pberes
Updated: 29 Apr 2009 - 23:13
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Ghosting drills, some people do them, some people don't. I am one of the people that DOES do them.
I've found though, when playing games I dont feel what I've practiced is actually being used much.
When I (and other people?) do ghosting drills, we run and position ourselves as if the ball was in the corner. For that I can easily get my footwork correct (most of the time), but really in a game (anything A Grade and below really) how often does the ball end up in the corners, tight when we practice.
I am trying to stick with traditonal footwork, as found in the australian coaching guide! (Edited by rippa and ray, co-incidentally =D )
I find my footwork starts getting out of place when the balls are a bit loose. Normally, its 3 steps to the corner, and my footwork is in the correct position, but if the ball is a bit loose or short, I find I only need ot take 2 steps to the ball... Which leaves me on the wrong foot.
I find this also happens when the ball is only 1 step or not even step reach away, instead of stepping and getting my body side on/ front foot forward, i just take a quick easy step (or reach) and I'm still facing the front wall. If I wanted to do this properly, would I just split step / jump to face the side wall?
Also, with the 2 step balls, Should I practive ghosting to these shots that would be loose, or how should I ghost these? Should I try to get there in a big step/lunge rather than 2 steps?
I find I normally also have these ( 2 steps to the ball) shots when I start going for the volley (off the t), but then I realise I wont reach, So I take 2 steps back and reach it, most the time on the wrong foot.
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Bit of rambling, but i think my point was asking, how should I practice landing on my front foot if I've only got 2 steps? (using traditional footwork, as in the coaching guide)
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