In this session from champion Australian Diamond and Melbourne Vixen, Tegan Philip, she’ll show you a simple session to get your players working together to break free of tight spaces when the defenders have them boxed in.
– Build the drill slowly, with no defence to start, then one defender, two defenders, and finally moving the players’ starting position to different positions on the court.
– Encourage the players to try different movements and lines on their first drives, rather than always splitting sideways or on a 45-degree angle.
– Get the players to try a straight drive up the middle when the space allows, as it will often draw BOTH defenders and create space for their teammate to receive the pass.
– Be definite with all movements to commit the defenders.
– Look for players to be aware of where space opens up, i.e. driving baseline if teammate has drawn both defenders high.