In this Session we look at how your players can quickly get the ball to a team-mate higher up the court - using the powerful Overhead Pass to get the ball over the opposition.
A good overhead pass is perfect for throw-ins, penalty passes and passing down court. It should also have a quick, flat and straight flight. It's a basic pass so your players should be able to learn the technique quite quickly.
To help players develop their overhead passes we start with a quick technique review, before then putting practice into play with a series of three fun and challenging games and drills - designed to get your players moving, timing their runs to catch the overhead pass and working hard!
Strength is important but there's lots of little pointers that can make a big difference to this technique - from the bending back of your arms, the step into the pass or that final flick and follow through from your fingers. They're all covered in the coaching points of this plan.
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
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.
"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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