As much as we?d love to always be on the ball in our attacking third, sometimes we are forced to play out from our own baseline. When your opponents are pushed high, you need to offer the options to the ball carrier to be able to turn defence into attack! This session looks at what options should be created plus how best to move the ball from a set play scenario.
What?s in the Session?
A simple game of bulldog is the place to start with this session to get the heart rates up and the players in high spirits with a bit of fun to start with. The skills practices progress on to developing players movements to create some space to offer a pass. Once the lead has been made, the emphasis is put on the ball carrier to make the best pass for the situation. The practice continues up the court to develop an understanding between the passer and receiver. The session incorporates numerous practices to encourage different styles of leads meaning your attacks don?t get predictable and you stay sharp on the court. Finish off with a modified game to put all the new skills into practice!
Set plays can be tricky. Stationery defences can be tough to play against so get your team moving with intelligence to shift the defence and escape tight situations.
Get your defenders reading the situation, reacting to the ball and performing clean interceptions to regain possession
Get your players driving onto the ball with this attacking session, helping them to lose their marker and create space
Having the shooters to put the points on the board is vital. Get your players in the attacking circle full of confidence with this shooting session.
A great pass is made by a perfect delivery and a concise lead to offer the passing option. Get your players moving for each other to create connections over the whole court.
Encourage your players to find space and start thinking tactically by being more aware of other players on court as well as improving their ball handling skills
"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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