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Goal Defence defending shooter tips

Hello - i am looking for a few GD tips on the best way to defend a shooter that receives the ball a couple of ways as i always struggle to get around them when they do these moves! First way is that the shooter lunges out very wide (practically doing the splits) to receive the ball from the feeder on the circle edge and steps back closer to the net with the foot that is closest. I can defend her getting close to the net, but then she turns to the feeder and jumps and splits - thus always ending up close to the net. The second way is when the shooter stays quite stationery under the net, a couple of foot off the back line and holds her space there. she receives the ball by a large over head pass, so she steps back slightly on one leg to receive the ball from the feeder. what would be the best way to defend all the large overhead long passes to her, or draw her out? any help or some ideas i can try would be great! thank you :-)

I play goal defence and I find that very hard to mark, however if you learn how to hold your player in a certain way then they won’t be able to get into the d in the first place and therefore they won’t be able to shoot. But if they do get in the d then try to force them into a place that they are not comfortable shooting in.


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always drop back and be first in the circle to firstly hold your GA at the top of the circle as no shooter (unless you are Maria Folau is going to shoot from the edge) and then keep moving round them quick feet and arms up intermitently to stop them being able to take front hold position and back hold positions as a moving defender is so hard to set up a hold on and always keep your eyes up on so you are always watching where that ball is going (defence often make the mistake of eyes down to try spot their partners feet but then they miss an easy pass over their heads) you can try hunt cross top of circle passes to this way. 

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