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You know you're doing this drill correctly if you're able to generate a power position scenario from the pull, and A has a simple, uncontested throw to C
The exact distance that the defender starts away from the offence isn’t important; we are trying to simulate receiving a pull.
If D1 over-commits then there’s always the possibility of A running straight past them for a deep throw; keep the defender on their toes!
To make this more difficult, add a second defender and/or chase harder!