Developed in collaboration with renowned skills/contact coach Richie Gray, the Gilbert Control-A Ball Passing Set is meticulously crafted for players seeking to enhance their awareness and skill level. By introducing variable conditions into training, this set challenges and refines a player's reaction and adaptability on the field.
The Match Ball: Standard weight and grip pattern consistent with the traditional Gilbert Match Ball.
The Heavy Ball: Weighing approximately 650g, this ball demands players to adjust their technique for catching and passing.
The Light Ball: With a weight of only 300g, it encourages swift reflexes and adaptability.
The Gripless Ball: Lacking a grip pattern, this ball introduces an additional challenge, especially under wet conditions.
The Unstable Ball: Weighs 400 grams and can be filled with up to 280 grams of water, introducing unpredictability in its movement. The set includes a pump for filling the inner bladder.
Available in sizes 4 or 5, the Control-A-Balls are tailored for comprehensive skill development. Note: Balls arrive deflated and require inflation to 9-10psi for optimal performance. Instructions for preparing the unstable ball are provided.
Unstable Ball Preparation Guide:
- Inflate the ball to the recommended pressure.
- Position the ball over a sink. Using the provided pump, unscrew the handle end to pour water into it.
- Swiftly add water into the pump, reattach the handle, and insert the needle into the ball valve.
- Press the handle to transfer water into the bladder. Repeat until approximately 280 grams of water is added (around 3 pumps).
Tip: Avoid overfilling the ball. Excess water can be removed by inserting the inflation needle into the valve and gently squeezing the ball over a sink.