A players reactions are arguably one of the most important skills on the court. To be able to make a lead for a pass, adjust to oppositions plays quickly and to grasp at a free ball can all be the difference within a tight game. Work on your players reactions, speed and decisiveness with this session.
What?s in the Session?
Begin the session with a physical warm up thats gets players thinking and reacting to their number being called before adjusting to catch the pass. The skill development part of the session begins with a conditioning practice when players react to a cue before running to improve their reaction initially and then their explosive power to move about the court quickly. The session then progresses to an opposed practice which keeps the same fundamentals, working on explosive power however now with a pass at the end to make and react to. The final modified game have two balls active, forcing players to keep an eye on each, reacting to which ever is either passed to them or they are trying to intercept.
Fitness isn't just about endurance, being able to quickly adjust and react to change direction is going to put your players in a much better position to either make a pass, interceptions of receive.
Develop your player's basic defensive skills in order to turnover the ball or force attacking errors.
Develop your player's defensive movement, in order to intercept the ball or force errors to secure the win.
Get your defenders reading the situation, reacting to the ball and performing clean interceptions to regain possession
"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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