The legendary Marsha Cox: How to scoop the ball?

Marsha Cox, one of the best players of South Africa, shows us how to scoop the ball. From this video, we can come up to the following conclusions:

1. Don’t tap the ball, rather make soft contact with the curve of the stick underneath the ball.
2. Grip position of the hands, similar to the push pass grip.
3. Right knee must be lower than the left knee.
4. Rotate your shoulders while you transfer the body weight forward.
5. Don’t cut your rotation and swing short.

By Pablo Mendoza

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