2 v 2 FIGHT FOR VISION
2 v 2 Fight for Vision is a great drill to train players to see ball & man while being in a constant state of relocation & movement. As you can see from the diagram below, there are 4 progressions you can go through to work on various phases of defense.
To start out, have a coach or manager remain stationary at a spot with the ball. Give the offensive players freedom to cut whenever they want. Your defenders must find a way to "fight for vision" the entire time. This drill will help your players awareness as they relocate constantly. Read the descriptions in the diagram to get a better feel for how the drill works.
- Commit to proper positioning on the floor. Always be in great GAP and help position.
- Make sure that defenders head is always on a swivel, fighting for vision to see ball and man.
- Focus on their communication with each other. Vision is often times strengthened when our other senses (such as hearing) are stimulated.
- Urge the offensive players to make hard cuts and to make it difficult for the defense. The harder the offense works, the better the defense will become.
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