16 Jul, 2018

Stepping Over the Shot

This is a strategy to force the shooter to step in. The defence of the shot finishes with a lean.Leaning 2

To be able to lean effectively over a shot the defender needs to have control over holding the lean and not touch the ball.


The following are the steps to an effective Side and Front technique:

  1. Once possession is with the shooter the defender needs to quickly estimate the distance of 0.9 of a metre to defend the shot from the side.
    • Start leaning on the side the shooter shoots from.
    • Use the left hand to defend at first.
  2. Distance should be accurate before the arm goes up for the lean position.
    • This should be practiced regularly to get the timing right.
  3. For this defence of the shot the defender needs to watch the ball.