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what are some good ways for the WA to get free to receive?

what are some good ways for the WA to get free to receive the centre pass rather than always just sprinting?

My suggestion would be to practice the "half roll" and "full roll" techniques which are an attempt to lure the WD into a committed action. This involves the player feigning a direction and either going back the in the same direction (half roll) or behind the WD into the centre circle (full roll).

Hi Liz, this could take forever to answer as there are lots of things a WA can practice and add to their skill set over time. As with Bill's answer, the half roll or full roll done quickly is good, but anything that gets the WD moving her body weight in one direction is good to then allow your WA to move in the opposite diagonal moving forward into the centre third. Some other ideas are: Start back from the line a little and do a standard dodge, two steps to one diagonal then a strong lead to the other diagonal. Move forward sharply, then stop sharply causing your opponent to stop, then a strong straight lead into the centre third. Work with your GA to create a screen, then using a full roll, run around behind the GA and opposition GD and WD to enter the centre third moving towards the other side of the court you started on. GA and WA can also team to do a lot of various split set plays. Start with the WA having her back to the WD, ie facing away from the C and looking towards your goal. She can then decide to do a half roll and strong lead either side of the WD.

oh and a sharp straight lead at the diagonal towards the sideline, then stop sharply and double back two steps will usually create some open space to receive from C also before the WD has a chance to change course.

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