When it comes to defending ball, it's natural to think of Henry. As King of Highbury, Henry is very good at defending ball.
How to use your body wisely to protect ball? This is a technical move that many young golfers, even those who have been playing for many years, cannot fully master. More often than not, people just think about using their technical movements and dribbling to control ball.
First, look back to see where defender is behind you before you receive ball.
Second, adjust your position according to your opponent's position.
Be careful to lower your center of gravity and even bend your knees to lower your center of gravity before catching ball.
Finally, allow yourself to maintain some contact with defender behind you and even take a side step to put one foot into opponent's zone of control.
If you catch ball vertically like this,
Makes it easier for defenders to hit ball!
The right way to catch ball from side
Use foot farthest from opponent to stop ball
If you use your foot closer to your opponent to stop ball,
It will be easy for opponent to hit ball,
Even if you lower center of gravity and expand range of control.
The end result is same.
After end of fishing
You still have to use your own body
Completely separate opponent from ball.
When enemy wants to go around to right,
Move your body to right.
When an opponent wants to go around to left,
Move body to left.
In general, you should do your best to make best use of your body and maximize distance between your opponent and ball. Try to use these ball defense skills in real fight, I believe you can get more and more options.
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August 08, 2023