DOUBLE LINE TEAM INTERCEPTING

Level
Basic/intermediate

Players
6+

Equipment
1 ball

Coaching points
– Player at front of line to pass to ‘post’ player on opposite side. Pass should be towards ‘post’ player – you’ll find that some passers will naturally pass the ball towards the intercepting player, which makes the intercept too easy.
– Intercepting player to cut off the ball with a strong angle – encourage your players not to drive directly sideways when intercepting, as using a strong angle towards the ball shortens the distance they need to cover.
– Tipped balls or spilled balls to be chased up with high intensity by the intercepting player, just like in a game.