A Quick Look At The Netball Movement Screening Tool

I was recently reading the thesis titled “The inter and intra-rater reliability of the netball movement screening tool” that was written by Rebecca Vanweerd in 2013 and thought I would outline what the netball movement screening tool is.

The netball movement screening tool was developed as a consequence of literature review and in consultation with Netball New Zealand. The netball movement screening tool includes the following tests that assess the fundamental movement patterns, jump components and land characteristics and dynamic balance and flexibility components:

  • Squat – squat as deep as possible and return to the starting position.
  • Lunge and twist left and right – lunges the back knee down and then twist towards the forwards leg.  Return to the starting position.
  • Bend & Pull – from a hinge position – bend forward through the hips and then pull elbows back in a rowing motion retracting the scapula.
  • Push up – lower chest as close to the floor as possible and push up to the starting position.
  • Single leg squat left and right – perform a single leg squat as deep as able and return to the start position.
  • Vertical jump A – jump vertically as high as possible and land on both feet
  • Vertical jump B left and right – jump as high as possible vertically and land on one foot
  • Broad jump left and right – jump forward off both legs as far as possible and land on one leg.
  • Star excursion balance test
  • Active straight leg raise (FMS)

For those who would like to find out  more about the netball movement screening tool, please click here.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  At Principle Four Osteopathy we have a keen interest in movement and strength and conditioning.  If you are looking to undergo a functional movement screen or seek further advice around the treatment of an injury, please contact us at www.principlefourosteopathy.com.