Slowly the two attackers pass the ball back and forth down the court towards the circle. The defender must move to the ball side of the player inside the circle.
The defender must remain on their toes and keep moving as the two attacking players can put the ball into the circle at any point.
Set up: A wall, one third space, one ball, 4+ cones, 2 players.
Set up: 1 ball, half court space, 4 players.
Players set up as if the ball is to be taken from the midcourt into the shooting circle.
Aim is for GK/GD to time an intercept that will be delivered into the pocket.
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Set up: 1 ball, one third space, 1 feeder in between 2 lines of players in partners.
Feeder sends ball into open court space.
Players contest for the loose ball. Player who does not receive the ball becomes the defender. Defender gets three feet and arms over the ball.
Player with the ball passes back to feeder.
Blue player 1 dodges to receive from blue 2. The player inside the circle then returns the pass and dodges again. Before being allowed to make the shot the circle player must receive 5 passes. After 5 passes the defender takes the rebound, moves out of the circle and becomes the feeder so all 3 players rotate.
White player 1 throws to Blue player 1, then runs quickly into circle and receives ball back. White player 1 then shoots, collects the ball, and passes to Red player 1, before joining the back of the Red player's line. Red player 1 does the same from the other side and the drill continues.
One shooter from each side runs out and into the circle. X passes the ball to the free shooter who balances then shoots. Defender should defend the shot and also work to receive rebound and then return the ball to X.
Player 1 feeds the ball for player 2 to reach out and retrieve with or without a jump Players to be 1m apart as this will increase reactions
3 stage progression drill aimed at improving defenders ability to be first to rebounds. Players split into pairs. Stage 1 - attacking players starts behind defending player. On the coaches signal, attacker tries to get round the defender, with the defender using their body to prevent the attacker from reaching the ball. Attacker and defender switch after every go. Stage 2 - same as above but the movement is initiated by the defending player bouncing the ball. Stage 3 - same again with the movement starting after the attacker has taken a shot. The defender here is trying to be the first to claim the ball off the rebound.
White player 1 throws to Red player 1 and then follows in to mark and catch the rebound from the Red player's shot. The White player returns the ball to the next player in their line and joins the back of the Red player's line. The Red player in turn joins the back of the White player's line.
Player 2 moves into the circle to receive a ball from blue player 1. Blue 1 immediately moves in to take up the rebound position with the defender (green player 1) and battle for the rebound. If the shot is put up from A, the rebound position is the area marked by the semi circle. The player must guard this area from her opponent.
One shooter from each side runs into the circle. X passes the ball to one of them, who balances then shoots. Shooter not used defends the shot and then returns the ball to X.
"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.
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