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FROM A HS SOPHOMORE – HOW TO BOOST GIRLS’ CONFIDENCE IN YOUTH ULTIMATE
- No “S” words
- Welcome Competition
- Get Crazy, Get LOUD
- Be proud of yourself
“When people discuss sports, I often hear them talk about a player’s great reaction time. It’s an important part of playing, often on defense. Picture it: a player is guarding their opponent, sees the disc go up, and lunges out into the lane to smack it down. Reaction time in action.
But is that really reaction? Or did that defender set up in a proactive position to optimize their chance of getting that D?”
One can play defense proactively or reactively, and she argues that proactive players are more likely to cause turns and get huge Ds. In this article, she illustrates the difference between proactive and reactive marking and defensive positioning.