23 May, 2018

Defending the Shot

There are many ways a GD and GK can defend the shot.
We are going to look at four:
Leaning
Jump the Shot
Driving onto the Shot
Stepping over the Shot
Educating the defenders on various methods of defending the shot enables the defenders to have variation. It may be the case a shooter can easily and accurately get their shots in over a lean. If this is happening the defender can then try a jump or a drive and may encourage the shooter to step in.
The object of defending the shot is to make the shooter uncomfortable and therefore inaccurate. The next step is after a miss is to gain possession and get the rebounds.
The videos are short and can be replayed. The more often the defenders practice technique the more likely they are to perform these skills on court.

 


 

Leaning

Leaning-1To be able to lean effectively over a shot the defender needs to have control over holding the lean.

The following are the steps to an effective leaning technique:

 

 


 

 

Jump the Shot

Jumping-shot-2To be able to Jump effectively in front of the shooter the defender needs to have control over their vertical jump.

The following are the steps to an effective Jump the Shot technique:

 


 

 

Driving onto the Shot

DrivingTo be able to Drive and Jump effectively in front of the shooter the defender needs to have a distance of approximately two metres.

The following are the steps to an effective Drive and Jump technique:

 


 

Stepping over the Shot

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

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