A players attacking skills are often the extra touch of quality that makes the difference between winning and losing a tight game. Develop your players attacking options by teaching them how to lose their defender through various clever footwork techniques.
What's in the session?
Begin the session with a thorough and fun warm-up of street ball so your players are ready to take on a physically and mentally demanding session. The session progresses into the technical practices, focussing particularly on the attackers footwork. Leading is a massively aspect of the game and with space a rare commodity on the court, being able to lose your defender and make connection with effective footwork is a necessity. The session works with multiple practices working on:
Finish the session with a modified game that encourages the players to incorporate these new skills into a match-specific scenario and develop their understanding of how accurate and decisive footwork will outwit the defence.
Develop your player's ability to execute quick and efficient footwork, not only when receiving the ball, but also when creating and penetrating space.
Develop your players existing defensive skills and reinforce the key defending principles of denying space and limiting attacking options to force an error to gain possession of the ball.
Develop your player's ability to execute a strong, direct and accurate pass to help maintain possession of the ball.
Develop your player's understanding of how to use their body to dominate and limit the space available to their opponents focusing on a centre pass scenario.
"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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