Worker W passes the ball to one of the R's on the third transverse
she then drives forward to receive a return pass.
The Worker can turn by either:-
a) pivoting, by landing on her outside foot and turning away
b) jump turn, ie jumping up to catch the ball, turn whilst
in the air and land facing the other R's.
can start off with the other R's remaining stationary, so
the W has a "stationary" target to hit, and
then progressing to the R's going out sideways along the back
line and then cutting back, so the W has to "hit"
a "moving" target.
are loads of things to look out for here:-
The quality and accuracy of the
Is the ball being passed into the space
the W is sprinting into so that pivoting
on the outside is made that much easier?
Is it a hard and fast pass?
How quickly can the W accelerate?
How quickly can the W turn and face the players who
are going to receive the next pass?
The timing of the moves by the
The timing of the drive from the W.
What type of passes are they using?
If the W wants to turn in the air, does the placement
of the pass need to be different from the one
where she is pivoting on the outside foot?
can make the practice perscriptive, ie tell the W who she
has to receive the ball from and who she has to pass it to.
You can then ask the W to make up her own mind.
You can also ask the R's to sometimes go out and back, or
just move. If one goes and the other doesn't, then the W has
to pass to the R who has made the move, ie introducing an
element of decision making.
possibilities are almost endless. Be creative!! Let your mind
of the good things here is that the players are working down
the court, ie as in a game, and not, as we sometimes have
them doing, (because of numbers and lack of space), working
across the court.
a Defender, ie make this much more game like, more of
a PRACTICE than a DRILL!!
You can either keep the 5 working and bring a new player in
to defend the W, or make one of the R's a defender.
The defender can initially start off defending The W, or she
can sag back and defend the R.
Variation is what is needed here. Quick feet, head up, look
for the ball.
Variety of defending styles can be investigated. In front,
side on, back marking and then sag, off marking.
Get your players to experiment and be creative