How to Shield the Ball

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Shield the Ball

Shielding the ball is when an attacker maintains possession of the ball from a defender who is in close pursuit. While the attacker is shielding the ball, they want to look for passing options. So the first exercise, the attacker wants to keep the ball away from the defender. Key factors to shielding the ball is you want to stay sideways on to the defender. You want to keep your body between the defender and the ball.