This session looks at developing your players attacking skills, in particular, focusing on driving towards the ball to receive the pass. Each practice looks to develop players ability to change direction and inject pace into their drive to have an edge over the opposition.
What's in the session?
Players will start to read off one another and anticipate each other's movements whether that be driving to receive the ball or driving to clear the space for another player. The first practice test the players footwork to make sharp, agile turns to move into space and drive onto the ball. The skills then progress into learning the most effective movement patterns to create space and receive the pass, moving off the defender to create a connection.
The session grows into scenarios which focusses on the same theme of driving onto the ball but in different places on the court. Going into the circle is vital to have crisp, sharp movement there the practices give the players that experience before applying the principles in a modified game.
Use this plan to improve your players' zone defence skills, teaching them to work together to push the opposition wide, deny space and regain possession for your team!
Improve your attacking players' preliminary moves - to help them outwit their marker and get free to receive the pass
Develop your players understanding of the importance of fast footwork to deceive their opponent and gain more chances on goal.
Losing is inevitable and it's how we deal with it that will help us to grow as coaches and improve our team's performance.
Regular analysis of your own performance as a coach will ensure you continue to improve your ability to deliver top quality sessions.
Like many other international tournaments, we've had to wait a little longer for it to start but it's time to get excited for some big hitting!