3.2 ATTACKING SYSTEMS
(a) “FREE COMBINATIONS”
Attacking system without a strict system
Group of four with ball per korf.
A. By “free” combination is meant that the trainer says to the players “go and attack,” so that the players themselves choose how to play: giving assists, turning to take the rebound, breaking free of an imaginary opponent, shoot themselves etc. The most important objective of this exercise is the timing and the learning of when to execute each action. Timing is central. If it is well done, the tempo, and especially the ball tempo, is very high, (Tempo here corresponds to rhythm)
B. The “free” combination can be limited if the trainer sets the players certain objectives:
· Take running-in shots given with assist far from the korf regularly change the tempo of the attack
· Take lots of shots moving away from the korf.
The trainer can also make sure that the technique used in the exercise is correct.
Many players can contribute plenty in A and B using their creativity and energy. Others become bored after 30 seconds. The exercise is therefore good to use at the start of the training. “Free” combination is probably best used in the following way. At the beginning of the training a drill is practiced, such as running-in shots with assist far from the korf. The next step is “free” combination without defenders and with the comment “I want to see regularly (but not uniquely) running-in shots with assist far from the post.” After a few minutes defenders can be introduced to hinder passively.
C. “Free” combinations with instructions. The comments in B now become instructions. Some examples:
· Play without anyone fixed by the korf
· The rebound for each shot must be in movement
· Whenever anyone cuts into the post, pass them the ball and at the same moment one of the two other attackers has to go for the running-in shot.
As A, B or C but with passive or more active defending.