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Gk marking a holding gs

I’m looking for a drill for my gk to help defend a holding gs. I’ve encouraged the gk to keep moving around the gs to limit passing options into the gs but need a drill

Hi Clare, 

The advice you have given your GK regarding moving around the shooter is perfect! This will prevent the shooter from being able to set up a strong hold and will also deter the centre court from passing in. 

I have attached below the correct technique to deal with a holding shooter, found in our fundamentals section, however it seems you have this nailed already. 

Below are a few drills that may help you: 
- 1-v-2 Guarding Ball Side 
- 1-vs-1 Defending in the Circle 
- Front Marking with Ball

These are only a few drills that you can use, however the most important aspects for your GK to remember is just to keep their foot base narrow so they can move around the shooter quickly. Also, ensure the GK does not cause contact but set up early as they see the ball coming through court. 

Hope this helps. 

Defending a Holding Shooter

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Firstly, try to not let your shooter set up a holding position, however if she does... 

  • Keep moving your feet around the shooter to put pressure on her and ensure she has not free space to hold into 
  • Try to stay as close as possible but without contacting the shooter
  • Ensure you move around the shooter both in front and behind for the best chance of success 

Coaching Points:
  • Maintain and narrow foot base and use your arms to move quickly around your player 
  • Ensure you can always see the ball and the player 

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