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.
Player 1 turns their back to players 2 and 3 and receives the ball from X.
On receiving the ball player 1 pivots.
Players 2 and 3 both make strong sideways movements, but only 1 of them calls for the ball. Player 1 passes to this player.
The two defenders are covering the space inside the circle - and a bit like piggy in the middle they are trying to win back the ball.
As one defender moves towards the player with the ball and tries to prevent one pass, the other defender attempts to cover the space for the other pass.
1 team starts with the ball and tries and make 10 consecutive passes. The other team can send 1 or 2 players across to try and win the ball for their side.
If the other team wins possession back for their team the roles reverse in other area (10 passes scores a point.)
The 2 defenders inside the circle must ensure one of them is always marking the attacker inside the circle. While one player marks the defender, the other should be covering the space and looking to make the interception.
The two defenders are covering the space inside the circle - and a bit like piggy in the middle they are trying to win back the ball. As one defender moves towards the player with the ball and tries to prevent one pass, the other defender attempts to cover the space for the other pass.
The feeder passes the ball to the working player (blue 1). The passes should be varied (short, wide and high). Blue 1 must move to the ball as early as possible and pass it back to the feeder before returning to their starting postion - ready to go again!
To be played in groups of 8. 2 defenders stand in each section of the court. 2 attackers work their way down the court passing the ball between them. They must make a given number of passes in each third before progressing to the next third. Defenders must stay within their own third. Progression You could put 3 defenders in each third.
4 players. 1 ball. White 1 and 2 are defence, working as a unit. Blue 1 and 2 have a ball. They pass between them and also into the area between.(Loose passes). Whites must call for the ball and cover each other to pick off the passes. Then feed to either blue and play on.
2 lines of players start of the backline. Attacking players set up, stationary in a triangle formation, opposite the 2 lines about 5 meters away. 1 defenders starts by positioning themselves in the middle of the stationary attackers. Ball starts with 1 of the players on the backline. The pass to the other player on the backline and immediately get in a defensive position to intercept a pass. The player who has received the ball looks to pass to 1 of the stationary attackers. The stationary attacker then returns the pass to the player on the backline. The backline player then attempts to make another pass to an attacker. The 2 defending players should be occupying space around the attackers, looking to intercept the passes from the baseline player.
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