5 DEFENSE PREJUDICES 1/5

“There’s nothing wrong with you

that an expensive operation can’t prolong.”

– Monthy Python –

DEEP DEFENCE IS AGGRESSIVE

One of the most common prejudices, especially among coaches working with children is:

If we play deep defence, e.g. 3:3,

the players will become aggressive.

This is a misinterpretation of the following truth:

For this defence to be successful,

players need to play it aggressively.

There are a lot of teams that play shallow defence and the players are very aggressive, and also, there are a lot of passive players who fail to play the deep zone.

Deep zones are the best developmental stimulus only if they are played aggressively.

If they are not played aggressively,

they are not a good developmental stimulus.