Catching the high ball – It’s all in the elbows
A quick little tip from John Haggart coaching the Crusaders – when under that high ball tuck those elbows in! We don’t want that ball slipping right through your fingers. But remember too, to turn sideways and not to expose any soft bits to the oncoming defence. So, if it doesn’t quite go to plan, and you drop the pill, it’ll go backwards and you have the opportunity to recover. And. keeping your body turned and tucked up tight should give you protection from tacklers whilst your eyes are on the ball.