Body balance is extremely important and the body stance described above will give the player good balance. Players should learn to shift the degree of inflection of their legs, their weight from one leg to the other, and the inclination of their upper body to perform effective moves without the ball.

A good stance does not include a straight back as this would put their weight on their heels. Before a player with a straight back can move, they would need to shift their weight to be slightly over their toes.

Accordingly, to be balanced, players should lean slightly forward, making sure they keep their “nose behind their toes”.

When moving, it is important that players get into the habit of moving their feet first! If they reach with their arms (e.g. to catch a pass) this takes them off balance. They should move their feet to get to the ball.