This session aims to give your defenders some hustle - working on their footwork so that they can put the opposition's attackers under pressure as they shadow, shepherd and keep the opposition away from your side's goal area!
Sometimes defenders will need to watch more than one player at once on the other team. As the ball is passed around the court players will need to move quickly, side-stepping and shuffling in order to stick with their man (or men)! That's where this session comes into play.
What's in the Session?
To get your players shifting speedily around the court we start with a simple side-stepping and passing drill to get players on the ball before then progressing onto a series of defensive third exercises. In these exercise your team will experiment with different methods of sticking with their player and meeting the ball to put the attackers under pressure.
Put pressure on the opposition's pivot player with this interception skills session - teach your defence to run out, cut out the pass and get back in position!
Improve your goalkeeper's shot stopping and reactions with this great session for one of the most important players in your team!
"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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