To improve your players' defensive game this week we're practising 1v1 defending, with a libero player stood just behind ready cover and offer support if needed.
Defending in handball is a physical affair, every time an attacking player wants to break through your back line they'll have to get up close and personal to prevent them from getting a shot on goal. For this reason it's important that your players work on their 1 on 1 skills, both in attack and defence.
Your team should ideally have a second line of defence and this is where the libero player comes into play. Following the movement of the ball around the court and reading the game the libero's role (the free player) is to be in the right place, at the right time, ready to offer support and step in to prevent the opposition's attackers from shooting on goal.
What's in the Session?
To work on your players' ability to read the game and defend both as a team and as an individual this session opens with a fun and physical warm up before then developing the skill through a series of 1v1, with libero support attacking patterns.
SESSION OF THE WEEK: 1v1 Defending - libero support session
Give your players confidence when defending in a 1v1 duel and work on your libero player's ability to read the game and be in the <i>right place, at the right time</i>