Simulate defense on an imaginary offensive player who is playing the wing position.
Start our imaginary defensive position on the block playing off then toward the ball that is at the point position leading to the top of the key.
Practice using peripheral vision for this drill concentration on both the offensive player but also environment around.
Keep body low.
Feet come together but do not cross.
One arm down and in front to prevent the cross over dribble.
The other hand down and in front to prevent the pass.
1 offensive player and 1 defensive player.
The offensive player will dribble through the cones, once the player has reached the last cone the player will dribble towards the basket and shoot a jump shot.
Force the dribble and control the ball handler.
Knees bent, back bent, feet wide and hands down and outwards.
Don't let ball handler get past.
Place feet wide apart so the player cannot go past you.
Go two steps back and the side step to cut off the ball handler.
Stay an arms length gap apart from ball carrier.
Look wide and intimidating.
Alternate which foot is dropped first. Use body to control the direction the ball carrier can move into.
Do this drill ten times.
Players set up as shown in video clip. The line of players under the basket will each have a basketball.
Set up as shown in video clip.
When the ball is on that players side of the court they will deny.
When the ball is on the other side of the court, the players will come across and play help defence.
Once the ball has been passed to one of those players then they will play 2v2.
The players will pair up with one offensive player and one defensive player. The offensive player will dribble from cone to cone. The defensive player will keep their head in line with the ball using a defensive slide. Once they come to the end of the cones the players will go back to the start and the offence and defence will switch over.
"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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