Skill Type: Getting Free

The videos below demonstrate various ways to get free from the defender. There are approximately nine different ways to lose a defender. Teaching your players to vary their techniques when getting free, makes it difficult for the opposition player to profile or anticipate patterns on court.

The Fridge

This is another way for the attacker to create space for a pass by taking front position.

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Roll

This is another way for the attacker to lose the defender by leading out one way then changing direction, rolling and driving to the ball on the other side. This is called a prelim movement.

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Hold

This is another way for the attacker to create space for a pass.

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Forward and Back

This is another way for the attacker to lose the defender by running towards the ball to draw the defender to front position, then dropping back for a high ball. This drill requires three players and a ball.

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Double Dodge

This is another way for the attacker to lose the defender by leading out one way then changing direction and driving two steps out to the other side and changing direction again driving to the ball. This is called a prelim movement. Same movement as the single dodge just one more change of direction.

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Single Dodge

This is another way for the attacker to lose the defender by leading out one way then changing direction and driving to the ball. This is called a prelim movement.

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Straight Lead

This is another way for the attacker to lose the defender by protecting the space on a straight lead. The straight lead drill requires three players and a ball.

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