Here we have a couple of examples of players "flying
The defender D is tight marking A1 so that T feels she cannot
pass the ball to A1
D is "offering" the pass to A2, and goes for the
interception from T to A2.
are various ways you can get D to set up:-
Start by facing forward and to the left, thus making the drive
to the ball easier.
2. Face directly forward, which will mean having to turn before
driving for the interception
3. Almost face mark A1. This will make the pass to A2 even
more tempting for T, but means D will "have to sort her
This is very similar to Example 1, except this time A2 is
on the move.
Our "flying defender" is looking to intercept the
pass from T to a moving A2.
D can set up in various ways and T can throw different types
of passes - chest, high floaty passes. Be imaginative!!
off by making sure D succeeds, and then make it more difficult
for her, by changing her starting position
and varying the types of passes used.
can start off being static and as D grows in confidence, A1
can start to move, thus making D's marking job much more difficult.
D goes too early, T can throw to A1. Can D recover in time
to make the interception from T to A1?
sure you can come up with a lot more variations.
One of the main coaching point is that D has to be BRAVE,
and is able to SPRINT quickly and LAND safely.
No point intercepting the ball, if on landing your player
Timing here is very important. Go too early and T can feed
A1. Go too late and the interception is missed.
A game situation for Example 1
is where the GK comes off her GS and flies for the interception
from say GA to WA.
For Example 2 it could be an
interception by your C of a pass from the opposition's GD