How to Improve Defensive Communication
One of the best ways to get your players to talk is to use overload drills like 4-on-3 and 5-on-4 shell. When overloaded the defensive players are forced to constantly scramble and help each other. If they don't communicate, they will fail miserably.
Your players will naturally start talking and this is a great way to improve communication on defense.
When running the drill, let your offense go live and try to score. Then correct the defense as needed.
Don runs this overload drill every single day because it dramatically improves his team's help and recovery, communication, anticipation, and overall defensive skills.
Try it out and I bet you'll be hooked too.
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