Zone Defence for Beginners!

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This session develops your young players' defending; teaching them how to deny space for the attacker and force errors through pressure with the zone defence.

Zone defence is a type of defence which is the alternative to man-to-man defence; instead of each player guarding a corresponding player on the other team, each defensive player is given an area known as a "zone" to cover.

What's in the Session?

To get your players effectively covering the space up and down the court and communicating with their teammates this session is split into three sections:

Warm Up: We begin with a fun game of bulldog - using movement skills and peripheral vision

Skill Development: Get your players on their toes as they react to the attacker's movement and communicate to cover space

Final Game: Test what your players have learnt in this modified passing game which rewards defenders for tips and interceptions!

Additional Session Notes:

This session has progressions for you more able players and conditions to develop your less able players.

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