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Drills suggestions for Defence in Goal Circle?

do you have drills for my defence players in the goal circle especially rebound work

rebounding is all about getting your hands to the ball before anyone else, and the best way to do that is to jump for it. So timing, and getting height are very important skills. Timing is all about practise, but the most important thing to do is be in a good rebounding position:  legs slightly bent, weight on the balls of your feet, arms bent and beside the shoulder area to help with the drive up, and eyes on the ball at all times.

It's that dynamic takeoff that is so important.  I see too many circle players standing tall, all stretched up, thinking that if they are just tall that will do. In low grades maybe, but in the higher grades you will have to jump to get it.

Make sure your players are trying to catch with 2 hands to get the ball too.  Tipping is not a guarantee to keep the ball for your team.  Catching is what must be the priority.

So all I can suggest is to do drills on jumping; skipping ropes are good to get the legs ready to jump, and lots of practice under the hoop. Progressively you would start with the throwing the ball straight up in the air, and they catch it as high up as they can, then have it contested between 2 of them, then under the ring, then add players to defend the shot, block the player with your body, and then get yourself ready for the rebound.

hope that helps.

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