Make sure your team is having fun while learning the right techniques and developing their skills with some of SportsEngine's favorite practice drills and activities.
Pentagon Juniors based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, shares a defensive drill that focuses on training defenders to watch the opponent's pass, then watch the setter and release quickly to their defensive position.
Make sure the pace of the drill is such that players don’t have to stand around in the court waiting to pass a ball for very long after they’ve done their run.
If you are able to double team the majority of defensive linemen this ensures that you will not have many negative plays.
Everyone has seen or experienced a cringe-worthy race where goggles fall around the swimmer’s neck, fill with water, or worst of all, in their mouth after they dive off the blocks.
You don't need to be 6 feet tall to be great at heading. In fact, the most important factor is not how tall you are, instead it is the technique.
Whether you are a program that utilizes man-to-man or zone defense, this is obviously the first step in preventing your opponent from getting an easy basket.
When preparing to attack a defense the most important thing to do is to understand the nature of the defense. Every defense has strengths and weaknesses that are built into its structure.
Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisconsin, shares the eclipse drill that is a 6v6 wash drill. Teams play to 25, but the score is 15-20.
For young players it’s a good idea to use language that they can relate to. Explain to your team that a good defense is like a swarm of bees around a hive.
Align the defender on one side of the circle and the runner with the flags on the other. On the coach’s command, the defender must try to take both flags from the runner.
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