Run the Gauntlet

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DESCRIPTION

Set Up: This could be run in groups of 4, or as a continuous circuit working across each third, swapping out defenders.

  • Attacking player is trying to cross from one side of the third to another without being tagged.
  • Initially, the defending players can only move laterally
  • The attacking player should use their dodging and change of direction and pace skills to get around the defending player without contacting them, then move onto the next.


Progressions:

  • Make it a challenge by timing how long it takes them to cross.
  • Allow the defenders to move in all directions, but just within a third of the total space (so only one defender per area)
  • Have 2 players working their way across the area with a ball.

This is a great practise for:

  • attacking movements
  • change of direction
  • change of pace
  • taking on defenders

COACHING POINTS

  • Use a variety of movement tools!
  • No decision is wrong but it must be definite! Being definite in their movements will force the defenders to make a decision where to move and open a space. If they move in your direction, dodge and try again, or retreat and try again!
  • Trying to avoid players getting caught up "dancing" with their opposition on court.
  • This involves making quick decisions repeatedly based on what they see next ahead of them; it doesn't necessarily mean they have to be quick/sprinting the entire gauntlet!

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