One player has a ball and their partner faces them. The person with the ball then dribbles the length of the court, constantly changing direction. The defender has to shadow their movement whilst running back to protect the basket.
Try to keep the players wide.
Pushing the players to the side with good footwork.
Split players into groups of 3. One player has a ball and throws it to the middle player, who in turn throws the ball to the third person in the group. Once the initial passer has passed the ball the run to put pressure on the receiver.
Set out the cones as shown in the diagram. One player starts with a ball with two other players starting in the middle of the cross (compass). One player is an attacker with the other a shadowing defender.
The player with the ball has to pass the ball to the attacker, who then passes the ball back. The attacker must then run to another point (cone) of the compass before returning to the middle to receive another pass.
Set out cones to split the court in half, with your players working in pairs.
The player with the ball should dribble the ball up the court in a Zig Zag pattern.
The second player will be playing passive defence. They should be in front of the attacker at all times but are not actively trying to steal the ball.
The defensive player must try to cut the dribbler off at each of the the lines (cones and touchline) using their outside foot so that the dribbler has to change direction.
They continue to do this until they reach the end of the court at which pointÂ players then switch roles and repeat the drill in the opposite direction.
Have players and cones set up as shown in the video. The player with the ball will hold it in the middle of their chest.
Going for 30 seconds the defensive player must keep their head in line with the ball by staying low and using a defensive slide.
The player with the ball can move how they like side to side between the cones.
Footwork and Movement
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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