Building on part 1 still in groups of 3 with ball; feeder, attacker and defender Working in a small rectangle/square, we now add the width option for attacker Defender tracking the attacker up and down promoting the delivery of the high and wide ball (open or closed - vary or go with preferred) When the attacker receives the ball, they turn to look down the court. Defender angles their arms over to defend the "inside" line. The attacker returns the ball to the feeder. The defender steps up angled to prevent/avoid the front cut, then releases to track once again. If the attacker then back cuts, the defender must open up their tracking (get the attacker on their back) to maintain the vision of the ball and attempt the intercept. Progression: Take onto Court For example: GA driving out for the ball then trying to enter the circle WA on the centre pass, allow to land, then keep her wide (don't allow her to access top of circle) Backlines / Sidelines: causing pressure so having to go down the sideline or causing a "void" to force a long cross court ball
Feet under body, small steps, balanced, upright position Avoid side-stepping or backward step movement and leaning in. Eyes up to watch opposition and the ball Remain dogged in defence - track, angles, arms over, step up, release, track
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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