3.2 ATTACKING SYSTEMS
(e) 2-2 SYSTEM BASIC PRINCIPLE
Attacking system with a fixed division of functions: two supporting and two attacking players
Groups of four per korf. The starting position is that of the figure below. Two ladies in front and two men behind or vice-versa.
A. Al has the ball which is passed to A3. While A3 shoots from distance, Al turns and chooses a position behind the korf. The rebound is secured by A2 who plays to A4 and then returns to his/her original position. A4 shoots from distance and the shot is collected by Al. This is practiced several times.
B. As A, but the attackers in front of the korf are always in movement, and shoot in movement (veering-off shots etc) The supporting players are also active with the idea being to keep the defenders busy.
When a division plays in such a stereotyped fashion, the attackers will never completely succeed in keeping the attention of the defenders.
C. Now running-in shots are taken as well: after rebounding Al plays to A3 and takes a few steps forwards. Al then receives the ball fromA3 who takes a running-in shot. A2 rebounds, A3 runs back in front of the korf and Al once more takes a position behind the post. Then A2 and A4 do the same.
Al rebounds, plays the ball to A3 and turns immediately to take up a position behind the korf. A2 comes quickly in front and receives the ball from A3, who takes a running-in shot. A2 rebounds, plays the ball to A4 and quickly takes up a position in space behind the post. A1 sprints in etc.
D. Now the attackers choose whether to play for the distance or the running-in shot. A question of understanding each other well.
Perform the exercise with defenders, either two for the assist players, or two for the attackers, or defenders for all four players. Otherwise, the exercise is pretty static as described above. It all becomes more dynamic and surprising if A3 and A4 regularly change positions in front of the korf and Al and A2 operate on both sides of the korf.