Three Foot Marking: Stop giving away free passes!

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Three feet marking is the bread and butter of your players' defensive game and something which should become second nature if your players want to avoid giving away free passes.

What's in the Session?

To teach players how far to stand when marking we start with some simple pairs drills, ideal for young players, teaching them to retreat three feet and put their arms up.

Once they've got the hang of jumping back and judging the distance we then put the skill into a game situation by practising getting your hands over and cutting out the pass before finishing with a conditioned game that rewards the defence.


Rules recap: Three feet marking

When a player has the ball the opponent must be at least 3 feet (91.44cm) away. Failure to do so results to a free pass. The obstructing player must stand beside the player taking the pass (who doesn't need to be the player that was obstructed).

Session Ratings: 21 ratings with 6 comments (see below)
Session Comments:
Three Foot Marking: Stop giving away free passes!
Dorinda Ludlam
England Dorinda Ludlam
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Rating:4
Comment:
Great session girls really enjoyed it! Made a few adaptations for my more experienced junior players.
Three Foot Marking: Stop giving away free passes!
Lesa Blackham
Australia Lesa Blackham
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Rating:5
Comment:
12 years olds
Three Foot Marking: Stop giving away free passes!
Brenda Blanc
England Brenda Blanc
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Rating:4
Comment:
Good session
Three Foot Marking: Stop giving away free passes!
Vanda Buttars
New Zealand Vanda Buttars
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Rating:4
Comment:
Good advice, easy drill to teach to prmary school kids.
Three Foot Marking: Stop giving away free passes!
Marney McGee
Australia Marney McGee
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Rating:3
Comment:
Was ok
Three Foot Marking: Stop giving away free passes!
stephanie vinter
England
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Rating:3
Comment:
didn't like the warm up activity so found more suitable activities. enjoyed the session but like other practised to each the same activity. helps to commications

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