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Develop your players' defending capabilities by breaking down an interception into different elements.

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Develop your player's understanding of the importance of defensive pressure, while allowing them to practice their 1st and 2nd stage defence.

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Developing Defensive Units up and down the court

Transition from attack to defence seamlessly by working in small units to regain court position and maintain shape so you’re not wide open to the counter-attack.

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Defending Principle: Building a cohesive defensive unit screen

Regardless of the skills of your defenders, without team cohesion, you'll be sure to ship goals. Create a cohesive defensive unit with this defending session.

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Two defenders work inside a circle of players with one ball.

The red players must pass the ball around the group and try to keep possession.

The two defending players must work together to mark the ball, keeping the 3ft distance, while the other defenders 'zones' the space.

So, if Red 1 receives the ball, Green 1 (the nearest defender) calls "ball" and goes to cover the ball and Green 2 moves back, calls "hole" and zones the area.

Coaching points

The aim for  players here is for the 'ball' defender to intercept the ball from the receiver and for the 'hole' player to intercept passes from the thrower.

Ensure communication is loud, positive and clear between defenders.

The defenders should be alert and on their toes throughout.

If you are working with a large circle of outside players (attackers) add the following rule: Attackers (reds) cannot pass ball to the players on either side of them.

Progression

Players are now not allowed to pass to the player that passed the ball to them. This will reduce the number of passing options each player has.

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