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coming up against an agressive team

How t o help the girls when coming up against a really aggressive team

Hi Naomi,

I find the best way to deal with this kind of team is to ignore the aggressive behaviour.

If my team play a nice clean game it often frustrates the aggressive team, causing them to make mistakes we can capitalise off! Also, if there is an impartial umpire your team's good behaviour will only highlight fault in the other team.

I've  attached a drill to do with getting free, hopefully if your players find space the other team won't be able to be aggressive without it being obvious! 

Best of luck, 

Georgia 

Diamond getting free

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  1. Feeder starts with the ball outside of the diamond, 2m from the edge. Attacker and Defender start in the square.
  2. Attacker has to get free from defender and receive a pass from F at the cones of the diamond.
  3. Defender has to prevent A from moving, restricting her space.
  4. Work for 2-4 minutes with A moving to as many different cones as possible to receive a pass from F.
  5. Swap roles.

Coaching Points:

Attacker (A) has to employ a variety of methods to get free from the defender (D). A should use a change of direction, change of pace, roll etc.

Encourage A to think about the space she is creating by changing the angle of her body and her runs.

Feeder (F) has to ensure she places the right ball to A- this may not always be flat and fast, and may need to be lifted into the back space where A is running.

Encourage A not to reset behind D each time she has received the ball. A should move straight on to the next cone/spot for the next pass as soon as she has released the ball.

Good drill that keeps defenders on their toes and attackers on point
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