Turning Fully (Defensive Circle Practise)

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In groups of 4 or 5, using a space relevant to players.

In this example, we're in the defensive circle bringing ball up from a back line.

GD player drives forward to recieve a pass. She turns in air to send ball onwards onto one of two further up court. 

Progressions:
Players further up court should be moving so she has to make a decision based on their movement too. 

GK can offer a square pass option.

Add in a defender

COACHING POINTS

Get head and shoulders around quickly and sight the straight line ball
 
Use of legs and arms to get power into jump to increase elevation

How quick can the player make the turn; how quick can they release the ball? Some will be from balanced position; others may be able to release whilst in the air. The quicker they can turn though, the less time a defender has to set up on them.

Quality and accuracy of the pass must remain high

Ability to land on either leg to enable a turn away from a defender or into a good position for onward pass.

In addition, consideration as a feeder about how to help enable your team-mate to take off and land on the turn; release point, timing.

When adding in defenders in later stages of practise, ask them to vary their style to encourage the attacker working to think more (on side, in front, close, off body, behind) - can attacker turn AWAY from defender?

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