Defending the Throw In. On the weekend, the opposition had a set play (on some occasions but not all the time).Â GK was throwing in. The GD, WD & C all gathered between the centre and the 1/3rd line, closer to theÂ 1/3rd line. Each of them broke at different times. 1st GD leading left, then WD leding right and C down the middle. This week if they do that again, I think I will not have my GA/WA/C next to the girls, but 4-6 ft in front of them waiting for the leads on the angle to watch the leads and the throw in. Any other suggestions? we play that team again this week!!Â Â Â
Dear Phil I am playing around with our new soon to launch Sportplan animator and I thought I would try to clarify the question you have posted by adding an animation. Let me know what you think and I hope that you get the answers your looking for in time for your match. kind regards sportplan
And is this what you intend to do this week
What is the best position for the black GS in the drill?
Hi Phil, the above will work fine, or you can try a zone defence. In my team, when the opposition GK throws it in, we let them do as they wish from there but zone out the entire centre 3rd, the opposition get confused and 90% of the time, throw the ball out of court or directly to one of my girls, so far we have only come across one team who it doesnt seem to work on, happy to email you a diagram if you wish...
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FEEDBACK - after loosing to that team twice before by 10 goals, we actually beat them this time by 17 goals - extraordinary turn around. We had no practice of the zone defence and I just showed the girls a diagram. It worked 5 out 8 times. The girls thought it was great. Training will be consolidating the tactic this week. Thanks Karen.
Here is that diagram again, if you can't open the link above.
Hi Phil, I have read your feedback on the zone defence recommended and was wondering what is the age of your players?
Hi Anne, My girls are 14 & 13 years old playing 15s and under but division 4. This week we tried it again. It didnt work as well because some girls were not quick enough to get into position. Plus the opposition were taller, faster cleaner with delivery - thus a score of 47 to 23. Girls also became lazy and didnt put their arms in the air. The girls have a lot to think about - 1. reacting to the call "ZONE" , 2. Getting to areas of the court, 3. Forgeting about their player to protect their area (this is hard for defenders). 4.Arms up and move side to side. 5. If any player is in your area be prepared to intercept, not just arm waving. 6. If they get it in the centre 3rd then BANG! its find your opposing player to defend one on one. It does need practise and quick thinking. Success this week was 1 out of 6. more pratice at training, but I feel a little negative reaction from the girls. Its a lot to take in
Is Red GS left end of court supposed to be red GK ?
Good get Debbie. You picked the error. Sportplan to correct
Hey Sportplan, I am unable to view all of the attacking zone defence diagram in your answer. Is there somewhere else i am able to view it?
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Defending the Throw In. On the weekend, the opposition had a set play (on some occasions but not all the time). GK was throwing in. The GD, WD & C all gathered between the centre and the 1/3rd line, closer to the 1/3rd line. Each of them broke at different times. 1st GD leading left, then WD leding right and C down the middle. This week if they do that again, I think I will not have my GA/WA/C next to the girls, but 4-6 ft in front of them waiting for the leads on the angle to watch the leads and the throw in. Any other suggestions? we play that team again this week!!