Why it’s awesome!
Height isn’t as large an advantage. Because of the defended rule, it doesn’t matter how much taller an attacking player is to you. If you’re in position, he/she can’t shoot. So skill is more important than physical size.
It’s dynamic. Because the post is 6 meters in from the back line, your team is constantly working around the post. Moving to get better position or to assist the player with the ball. Looking to lose their defender, or get their defender off balance and to capitalize on their mistakes.
It puts the team work in to Team sport. Again because of the defended rule, it’s not just a matter of getting the ball down one end of the court, passing it to your best shooter and scoring. The whole team has to work together to get both a player free of her/his defender and get them the ball. One person can’t carry a whole team, you all have to be working towards getting each goal.
One-on-one challenge. You are constantly being marked by a defender or marking an attacker as a defender. Both positions have to try to out think or out maneuver the other to gain the best position on the court, to help their team score, or to prevent a goal by maintaining the defended position or by intercepting the ball.
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The Defended Rule
An attacking player is considered Defended if a defending player of the same gender, is between them and the post, is close enough to touch them and is actively marking them (i.e. is looking at them and has a hand up to intercept the shot)
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