Leading in an arc – how to create space

This drill with coach Steve Lancaster shows a tactic for creating space behind a defender. He asks the players to run in an arc. When they just run straight across to receive the ball he explains that the defender can just easily move with them and get the ball in front of them.

When they run in an arc it brings the defender with them and they then run back quickly in the gap created behind to receive the ball.

“Make the defender come with you and it creates space behind you,” says Lancaster.

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