Players struggling to get free on the centre pass? You’ll be amazed how often wing attacks and goal attacks paint themselves into a corner. Try this simple tip to help your attackers open up plenty of space for their centre pass drives.

Coaching points
– Encourage your players to start back, off the line, so that they can complete 1-2 preliminary moves before driving over the line to receive the centre pass.
– More advanced players should look to start their preliminary moves before the centre has even stepped into the centre circle, so they can break for the ball as soon as the umpire’s whistle blows.
– Mix up the starting position and movements, so the final drive isn’t always wide. The most damaging position to receive the ball is in the middle of the court, so ask your players to experiment with making their preliminary moves wide in the court, and then cut back towards the middle.