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WHat is the best way to have a defender defend against?

WHat is the best way to have a defender defend against a much taller opponent. the question is with particular reference to the Goal Circle

I think to body up and dictate the space of where you want the tall girl to be. Your defender would have to come off the body at the last minute very quickly to try and jump up to receive the intercept. Fortunatly most tall girls dont jump that well. Positioning the shooter with body defence would be my first choice, thats if your defender is willing to do it. Good luck.

Thanks very much for the reply Jennene

your defence can try and keep tall player on the baseline forcing alob but dis also limits her movements to come forward.Or get your defence to play off tall player and use her elevation to jump for the lobs given.Like any tall player shooter or defence, she will not move much but be more of a static player who will move at the last min.up to defence to see where tall player feels more comfortable and start using her judgements and speed to beat the ball into circle. hope this helps

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