Keep the ball central to your body and face the defender

  • It allows you to pass or run in either direction
  • It makes your next move unpredictable to opponents 
  • By keeping the ball central you can shield the ball without moving the ball when facing an opponent in a 1v1 situation
  • When a defender gets within tackling range you can accelerate out of danger in either direction
  • If you don’t keep the ball centrally a defender will close in as you will cut down your options

NWS Spirit Mens First Grade example