Mirror Defending by Dominick Smyth

2+

While the attacker tries to cover a large area, the defender aims to mirror their movements but in a smaller space.

Steps & Diagrams
Tips & What next?

Tips:

  • Dominick Smyth says:

    Subscribe to find out!

    The attacker can change direction at any time, the challenge for the defender is to react and change direction themselves as quickly as possible.

    Defenders should always try to be ready for the next change of direction. Over committing in one direction can make it easy for the attacker to change direction without the defender able to react.

Use this drill to practice:

Used in:

Sneak peak!

This drill is only fully available to members, but here's a free teaser. Sign up now to see the rest!

Setup:

Mark out two squares – the first, roughly 10m a side; the second, roughly 5m a side.

The attacker works in the larger square with the defender in the smaller square.

Step 1

Image of Mirror Defending
  • Attacker tries to touch a cone before defender touches the corresponding cone.
  • Attacker can change direction and target cone at any time.

Show me more!

This drill is only fully available to members, but here's a free teaser. Sign up now to see the rest!

Join thousands of Ultimate players using Flik today. Get the latest drills, analysis and advice from the world's best players and coaches.

Subscribe here

Already a member? Log in