- Discuss with a coaching colleague the pros and cons of using a “box and 1” defence with an U18 team? If a team used that defence against your team, what would you tell your offensive player that was defended by the “man to man” defender.
- How would you defend a dominant post player? If you were coaching that post player, what would you instruct them to do in response to this defence?
- Some coaches do not put in place a particular defensive scheme to stop the dominant player and instead focus on limiting the scoring of the rest of the team. Do you agree with this approach? Discuss your views with a coaching colleague.
- Who are the dominant players that your team plays against? How have you defended those players in the past? What change could you make?