3D Interception session: Driving, Dynamic Defences

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This Sportplan session looks at how you can get your players to cover the space when a players moves to make an interception.

Some skills are easier to explain and teach than others, passing for instance is easy to visualise - you throw the ball from person A to person B with the intention of maintaining possession and progressing up the court. However, how do you teach something which happens in a split second? The interception is a fleeting move, one which needs to happen very quickly in order for it to be successful.

To help you coach this dashing move we use 3D - Driving, dynamic defences. First your player needs to drive into the space between the passer and the receiver to poach the ball. Second the rest of the team needs to be dynamic, taking the responsibility to move to cover the space left open by the player's move to intercept the ball. Thirdly they need to be defensively minded, being prepared to drop back and cover and more importantly recover quickly to stop holes opening up for the other team to exploit.

Your players will start by working in simple situations, working in two versus one situations, this gives the intercepting player a 50/50 choice and makes the skill easy to practice. As they improve and their success rate improves you will be able to progress them onto more game-like drills.

Defend as one - All for one and one for all!

Session Ratings: 9 ratings with 1 comment (see below)
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Date: 07/02/2011 02:48
Rating: 3 Star
Good defensive drill

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