Practise 1: Practise tracking the attacker along the straightline. Start with A working at about 50% but should be meaningful movement (not just dodging around) F can drop the ball at any point for the A and D to chase down D should try both sides, and also being open OR closed Practise 2: Following discussion /questionning, look to encourage D to allow the ball to land high and wide. F will now pass the ball to the A on the 3rd second. A must always look down the court first, before returning ball to F. Repeat x 3. D practising how high they need to come with the A and how quickly they can retreat to get arms over Allow D to switch between open and closed body defence Practise 3: Take away the 3 second condition and let D experiment with whether their strength is in taking on the front pass or encouyraging the lofted ball for a back and up.
Feet under body, but never lateral to the court Angle to see player and ball Head up (not tracking feet) - chin paralleel to floor Maintain touching distance from A Keep feet moving, light and short Limiting player to one side The front shoulder of the A should be the trigger for a switch from open to closed defence Back and up: take feet first and jump up from 2 feet! Success is forcing / dictating that the A takes a pass high and wide!
This practice has no coaching points
This practice has no progressions
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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