Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Catch Me If You Can- Defense


Every week we learn about skills and movement that will help us play sports. This term’s focus has been around defense. We made a video showing some of the goals we have been practicing. I have highlighted the things I think I have done well YELLOW and one thing I would like to work on PINK.


WALT: Defensive skills and movements
Success Criteria:
Body Movement
  • Weight on balls of feet
  • Feet shoulder width apart
  • Knees flexed
  • Concentration and eyes on ball, head and eyes up
  • Push hard off outside foot and go forwards to attack pass
  • Quick small feet, stay on balls of feet
  • Arms within confines of body
  • Take feet to ball
  • Land with a SBP
  • Body angled to see player and ball
  • Anticipate pass and player movement
Restrictive Marking
  • Meet player as they start towards the ball/where they want to go
  • stay close to the attacking player
  • Head and eyes up, arms close to body to avoid obstruction/contact
  • Angle body so attacking player is ‘pushed’ away from where he/she wants to go
  • 0.9m from ball carrier

Evaluation: I think that I have done a good job at anticipating where the player is while defending I need to work on keeping 1m away from the opining player with the ball so that I don't get called for obstruction.

Feedback/Feedforward: You did very well in staying with the player and I think you could work on staying 3 feet from the player. Emma


  1. Katrina, Bella's Mum20 May 2015 at 13:26

    Good job Bella. Awesome work even with your arm in a cast!

  2. Ka pai, Bella! Your evaluation comments are very insightful. You have done a fantastic job of anticipating where the player is well defending and also using quick small feet to help you do this. You should be proud of your efforts :)