26 Jun 2013
Protect the Ball Away from a Defender
This is an intensive technical practice to improve a players ball control skills and their ability to not only control the ball, but protect it away from a pressurising defender.
The focus of the practice is on the receiving player and as a result it is hard work, so the players will need to be rotated on a regular basis. The coach can also set up more than one practice so more players can be involved
Download the pdf here which you can print out and take to training and watch the Video so you can understand and be better prepared for your coaching session.
Receiving player to be alert and on their toes, ready to move for the pass
Get in the line of the ball from the server
Select the most appropriate control surface
Relax on the touch and control away from the defender
Protect the ball away from the defender:
Control the ball away from the defender
Get the body between the ball and the defender to protect the ball
Accurate pass back to the server