Defending on court (2)

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Taking Defending High and Wide onto Court.

  • (C and WD): D2 focus on preventing front cut which would allow A2 to hit top of circle
  • D2 angles body to encourage A2 to drive forward towards A1; receives ball and does quick return to A1
  • D2 steps up into space to prevent the front cut to top of circle
  • (1) A2 will drive into nearside pocket, D2 gets her on her back and drives with her, keeping her off edge, potential for intercept (other sketch)
  • (2) A2 runs flat, gets another 1-2 ball, now D2 can get her on back again as she drives into far side pocket, looking to keep her off edge and potentially intercept if the risky pass is played.

COACHING POINTS

  • Stand up straight and tall, on balls of feet, feet under body, eyes up
  • Keep off the body but angled to "encourage" the attacker forward
  • Stepping off body again and taking the space to prevent the front cut drive
  • Don't overrun or be tempted in for intercept on short, close ball - they've made no ground, so you've already been successful
  • Attacker onto your back once you're forcing the long drive, angled to see ball and player
  • If long ball isn't played, and they reset, defender resets!

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