By taking responsibility for their opposite number, tracking their movement when your side are without the ball, no player will ever go unmarked - your players will effectively be able to shut the door on the opposition and close down their attacking avenues.
To make sure your players are man-marking masters we begin this session with a Shadow Running warm up drill, ensuring your defensive players are on the ball right from the word go - maintaining a low and stable base from which they can move in any direction quickly to follow their partner. From here, after a quick drink, your players will then continue to develop their skills in a series of Interception readiness exercises - finishing with not one, but two conditioned games!
Develop your player's recognition of space and agility to drive onto the pass with each practice looking to develop players ability to change direction and inject pace to have an edge over the opposition.
Develop your player's speed, agility and fitness in order to maintain your team's performance for the whole game.
Develop your player's ability to have a strong, dominant and decisive body position to deny and close down space for their opponent up and down the court.
Build on your players existing stamina and endurance through fun and competitive practices and games, ensuring they maintain their performance under fatigue.
Create a resolution to develop your coaching confidence by seizing the opportunity to discover new drills, turn ideas into action and seek advice from the coaching community.
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"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
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