Exercise in assisting with two assist players
Groups of five per korf with ball. One attacker is 10 metres in front of the korf, two are close to the post in assist positions, with defenders.
The exercise is about assist from two players who are constantly alternating. As soon as one comes in front and has played the ball to the attacker in front of the korf (or has not received the ball because front defended) this assister turns and moves to the rebound position just behind the korf. Then the second player runs forward to give the assist. The two assist players, who also rebound, are constantly working around each other.
A. The two supporting players move as described above and their defenders co-operate. As soon as one of the assisters arrives at the right time and place (i.e. not too far from the korf) in the assist position, (s)he receives the ball and the attacker makes a veering-off shot. Change functions regularly.
Different trainers may disagree on who is best able to rebound – the player behind the korf or the player who gave the assist who can turn quickly into the rebound position. Using the position of the defenders to define who should rebound is one solution.
B. As A, but the defenders give 100 per cent. It is now much more difficult for the supporting players, but if they cut close by each other and their opponents, they should regularly be able to assist.