Moving with the ball

When moving forward with the ball, the key message is that the ball should remain in contact with the stick. There will however be times in game contexts that a player may recognise a space in front and decide to push the ball into the space and run after it. This should be the exception rather than the rule. Having the stick against the ball as a general rule encourages more sensitive and immediate stick work, and allows the player to focus on what is happening around them as they do not have to keep looking for the ball.

Moving with the ball – carrying the ball

Moving with the ball – the one handed dribble

The one handed dribble is useful because a bouncing ball is always harder to defend and also if you are doing the one handed dribble you can bring the ball further forward. You can bring the ball in front of you which makes it even harder to defend and you can stay upright and get more speed.