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To re-gather or straddle ball whilst retaining feet. To establish forward movement.


  1. Approach grounded ball from depth parallel to touchline.
  2. Identify role.
  3. Assume low driving position, ie lower knees and hips; spine in line; chin off chest; eyes up.
  4. Retain feet and secure position by straddling ball.
  5. Drive forward binding onto opposition and past the ball, or picking up ball and driving forward.


  1. Not understanding options.
  2. Diving into contact area for ball.
  3. Chin on chest; eyes closed.
  4. Fall over due to unstable body position.
  5. Too upright when attempting to pick up ball.
  6. Hesitation going into contact area.

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