Defensive with compactness and communication
Aim - To improve communication and give the players an idea of how to keep compact when defending. This drill will also place the concepts of covering and supporting into the players minds.
- 1. Get out to the ball quickly and sharply, then shorten your steps to jockey effectively.
- 2. Nearest man shuts the ball down.
- 3. If the defender shuts the ball down effectively and the attacker passes square to a team mate then that defender must drop and cover while his team mate shuts the ball down.
- 4. Defenders not to be caught square.