This intermediate-advanced Defensive Session is designed to help you tighten up your defence - particularly if your side uses the 3/4 court press but are repeatedly finding that the ball is getting though far too easily.
Often you'll find that when your forward line is doing really well in lining up and not making it easy for the opposition to pass the ball through to their midfield or posting-up players your players behind the press start to get complacent. This is when mistakes can happen as they get caught napping, reacting to the defensive situation rather than waiting for what's about to happen.
What's in the Session?
To get your players switched on to the threat and working on their movement and communication at the back this session starts with a game to practice the 3/4 and 1/2 court defence followed by a tackling back and man to man marking decision making exercise.
Don't let complacency turn into conceded goals - use this session to improve your players' defensive movement and communication.
Baffle your opponents with the illusion of an extra man - coach your players to move positively with overlapping.
Don't stop moving! Speed up gameplay by working on your junior players' ability to pass and receive on the run!
Help your players spot defender's weaknesses, especially when the odds are stacked in their favour - and make the overload count!
Make the defender commit to moving their stick, read the signs and time your move to attack the space in this 1v1 attacking session
"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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