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Catching a high ball with Leigh Halfpenny

In this session I will take you through the technical aspects of highball catching, from having a loud clear call, to the take off, arm positioning and finally having explosiveness on landing. Catching the high ball is one of the biggest aspects of the game. As well as all the technical aspects there is also the frame of mind to have the will to get of the ground and beat your man in the air.

Part 1. Catching a high ball   13:25 Member content

In this session I will take you through the technical aspects of highball catching, from having a loud clear call, to the take off, arm positioning and finally having explosiveness on landing. Catching the high ball is one of the biggest aspects of the game. As well as all the technical aspects there is also the frame of mind to have the will to get of the ground and beat your man in the air.

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Course Part 1
Duration 13:25
Topics Defence Attack Espanol Player Programme
Applicable to Coaches   Players  
Languages English , Español

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Course reviews

Important part of the game today and the technique is well explained by Leigh Halfpenny

South Africa

This Leigh Halfpenny’s video shows me a good way to teach “catching a high ball” to the guys on my team. Thank You.

Italy

The video showed that with the right technique there is nothing to fear under a high ball. As a coaching session it delivered the ‘APES’ criteria well. LH’s experience is priceless and allows him to deliver the detail in the session, which as a coach I can engage with my players so that they achieve ‘ownership’ of the key factors of the skill.

England

Even though the technique of catching a high ball is a very simple concept, made simpler by Leigh’s practical teaching, a few golden rules apply and need to be practiced before it can be mastered. Will be using these concepts in our training sessions.

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Concise, practical and useful. ‘Going back to come forward’ is definitely the right philosophy to catch a high ball, you would be surprised how many players (and coaches) forget this simple fact. The video includes some great three man exercises that I’m going to put to use immediately.

Russia

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