Transition zones helped stop hucks and create uncertainty.
March 12, 2019 by Sion "Brummie" Scone in Analysis with 0 comments
This is the fourth and final article in a series on Seattle Sockeye’s defense from the 2018 club season.
In this final installment of a breakdown of Seattle Sockeye’s impressive defense last season, we take a look at some of the zones and transitions from zone into matchup defense that the team used to great effect.
In this set, two handler defenders forcing towards each other, two “fronting” defenders forming a bracket around the front of stack player to prevent any quick lateral passes to him, and the other three defenders forming a large triangle poach on the remaining stack players. The effect is to overload areas near the disc, slowing down the offense while the rest of the defense can set up, preventing quick goals.
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