Ball Skills of Canoe Polo

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Canoe Polo
Level 1
Coaching Course
Australian Canoeing
Award Scheme
By Duncan Cochrane
© Duncan Cochrane 2010
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Module CP11
Basic Ball Skills
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Ball skills
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Picking up the ball
Passing
Catching
Shooting
Dribbling
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Picking up the ball
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Pick up the ball at the
knees
Reach out for the ball
Place hand on top with
some downward
pressure
As ball bounces up out
of the water, roll hand
underneath to pick it up
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Picking up the ball
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Baseball pass
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Key points
 sit upright
 body rotation
 elbow at or just above
shoulder level
 wrist flick is last thing
to occur
 point fingers at target
 follow through
Arm and body rotation give
power
Wrist and fingers give
direction and deception
Short wind up is more
deceptive
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Cradle the ball in your hand
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Body rotation/elbow at shoulder height
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Elbow comes through before release
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Use paddle as a counter weight
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Wrist flick and follow through
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Fingers give direction and accuracy
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Fingers give direction and accuracy
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Two-handed pass
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Hold ball in finger tipsnot palms of hands
Thumbs down
Elbows out just below
wrist level
90% of power comes
from the wrist and
fingers
Accuracy comes from
the fingers
A plyometric catch and
release action like a
rubber band gives the
best power
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Hold the ball in your finger tips
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Hold the ball in your finger tips
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Elbows out
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Fingers give direction
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Follow through
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Round arm
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Accuracy and direction
comes from fingers and
wrist “slap”
Keep arm almost
straight
Body rotation gives
power for longer
distances
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Round arm
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Fingers give direction and accuracy
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Round arm release
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Round arm follow through
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Catching
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Catching technique is just
as important as correct
throwing technique but is
often overlooked
Use soft hands to absorb
impact of the ball
Every player needs to be
able to catch or control
every ball that comes their
way
Reach out and start to
catch the ball where you
would release it from if
you were throwing it
Always turn to face the
ball- over either shoulder
for a ball coming from
behind
Catching bubble:
• inside yellow – 2 hands
• inside red – 1 hand
• outside red – paddle
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Reach out to catch the ball
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Two hands inside inner circle
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Turn to catch ball coming from behind
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Shooting
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Take high percentage shots
Highest percentage is one-on-one or open goal
Create deception by
 Varying release point
 Varying speed/spin of shot
 Varying type of shot
 Varying boat angle/lean
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Percentage shooting
Low %
Low
Low%%
Low %
High
High
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Low %
Low %
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Aim for the corners
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Aim for the corners
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Aim for the corners
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Aim for the corners
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Who shot the ball?
For improved shot deception, change the angle of your boat,
vary the release point and shoot into the corners – or do all
three!
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Dribbling
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Place the ball to one side, about a metre in front of
the boat
Approach the ball and position to pick it up when it is
level with the knees (not the hip)
Time the pick up so that the last paddle stroke is on
the opposite side to the ball
Hold the paddle low across the deck to avoid
obstructing the ball when it is thrown
Pick up the ball, throw it forward and follow by
picking up the paddle with the same hand, ready to
paddle forward
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