Defensive Principles - Shadowing and Man-marking

Are your players new to the game or in need of a bit of a defensive recap? If so then this is the session for you!

This Sportplan session aims to get your players to take responsibility for the man they're marking, learning to shadow and follow their opponent!

Never underestimate the importance of a solid defence. Applying pressure to coal can create diamonds and in basketball terms applying pressure to the opposition can win you gold!

To ensure your players communicate well and pick up the attackers as they drive into your half, this session starts with a warm-up game of Cat and Mouse and a challenging muscular endurance drill. From this point we then look at shuffling with bent knees, hands up and quick reactions before finishing with a half court man-marking game, giving your players a chance to show what they've got in what should be a very low scoring game!

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