- Observe a training session of a colleague and consider how much time they spend on development of defensive skills (both on and off the ball). Do you spend more or less time? Discuss any differences with the coach.
- Video one of your practice sessions (which includes individual defensive techniques). Review the video and consider how well the players perform the skills? At practice, did you identify and correct any technique deficiencies?
- Video one of your games and review the video, paying particular attention to how your players are executing individual defensive techniques (e.g. closing out, channelling/turning dribbler). Do you need to change how these skills are practiced?
- Review your practice plans for the last six weeks – how much time have you allocated to individual defensive techniques? Have a coaching colleague observe a practice session and record how often your players spend practicing individual defensive techniques. Discuss with your colleague whether or not you need to change the amount of time spent on these skills.