Attack the ball meaning - - -January 28 2002 at 1:40 PM
|Ralph D. Shipler (no login)|
from IP address 184.108.40.206
Response to Is There A Way?
Opponent already has the ball?
Ball is between opponent and your player?
Opponent and your player both running together for ball?
Ball is being passed to your player?
Your player is marking and the breakaway shooter is in their area getting ready to shoot?
Set up drills where they have to run to ball, cut off/shield/trap/control the ball, and keep opponent from gaining control 1st.
Warn them before a game that they will come off the field if they are not ready and do not go to the ball. This makes an impression real fast and is a good learning tool I have used for many years.
Check out the Ajax agression drills in their 2nd running tape. Gets kids accustomed to being more physical.