Changing Defenses in the Match

Different defenses can be more effective verses certain opponents. As coach, you most likely make adjustments to your defensive plan based on your opponents strengths. The question is, do you make those changes during the match.

In the clip below Bond Shymansky, University of Iowa Head Coach, discusses situational coaching and how he uses simple phrases to communicate defensive changes between whistles in his matches.

This clip is from Coach Shymansky’s coaching DVD called Situational Coaching for Dynamic Defense. If you are interested in learning more about that DVD just click the link above.

The YouTube video has audio, so please make sure that your sound is turned on and that you have access to the site. Note some schools block access to YouTube. Click the arrow to play the video


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