To improve on ball & off ball defensive positioning, including face guarding.
Description of Drill-Execution
Have 7 players on offense and 7 on defense enter a designated area, like midfield. Give the players a certain amount of time that they have to possess the ball. Award each team points if they catch a pass, intercept and cause a turn over, and then points for which team had the ball at the end of the time period. By keeping players in a restrictive space you can simulate possessing the ball and working to get open for tight situations.
- Off Ball Defense
- Defensive Positioning
- Defensive Footwork
- On Ball Defense
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Call time outs during the drill to allow the players to come up with a game plan to attack or defend.