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Next week I'm due to play against two really talented defenders who are both very tall! One of them use to be my coach so I'm feeling the pressure- she's very quick and can push you to the edge of the circle well. What would be the best way to outwit her? I'm younger so I thought maybe my speed and fitness but I mainly play GS so I feel like I need something else?Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Hi, I hope your match went well. Here are some tips for the future:
- When you are shooting against a tall defender, do not hold the back space and ask for a ball overhead as this is very easy to intercept. Instead, hold the front space so there is no defender between you and the ball (shown by the video attached).
- As you mentioned your player sometimes pushes you the edge of the circle - firstly try to be firm and hold your space, but if not, use the same front hold but when receiving the ball do a split landing so you can get closer to the post for a shot.
- If you are struggling to put a shot up against a tall defender, you can take a step backwards - BUT do not move your landing foot! Your defender will have to maintain the 3ft distance from your landing foot, but it will allow you more space and take the pressure off the shot.
Hope this helps.
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