About the running in play

The purpose with running in is to create disturbance in the defence in such a way, that the attacking team can get room for a shooting solution.

As the defence in the basic play is quite aware about who and how to cover, a running in will cause that several defenders will have a new attacker they must cover. It is then the attackers must use the short time available to get themselves into shooting position before the defence is ready again after the change of positions. As the time is short it is an advantage if the attackers have agreed what to do with the running in, but the running in can also be used to test the ability of the defence to reorganize and look for possibilities and weak spots

The methods could be:
1. The running in player puts a screening, which gives a shooting solution.
2.The running in player gets a shooting solution herself.
3. The running in player starts a pressure play with shooting solution.
4. The running in player is a part of an agreed attack system.

The running in can be performed from all positions and can be short or long. A short running in can be performed by playmaker, who runs in and puts a screening on the defending backcourt and a long running in can be performed by a wing, who runs in and puts a screening on the opposite defending backcourt.

Further more the running in can be made in front (the running in player is running between the attackers and the defenders) or behind (the running in player is running behind the attackers. Both types of running in can be with or without the ball.
There are 2 types of running in, which both can be with or without the ball.
Running in following the direction of the ball

Typically the player passes to the nearest teammate and then runs in the same direction as the ball.
Example: LW passes to LB and starts running in against the center. The ball continues through CB to RB, who can now pass the ball to the running in LW, who can try a shot.

Running in in the opposite direction of the ball
Here the ball is thrown to the nearest teammate and the player runs in the opposite direction.
Example: LW starts a running in while the ball is on RB. RB passes to RW, receives the ball again and passes the ball to LW, who is running against the ball.

With or without the ball
The running in player can attack with the ball in her possession, which force the defence to engage directly and leave their position. The running in player can also attack without ball, which creates disturbance in the defence and provide the defence with new attacking players.

Defence types
Depending on the way the defence is standing, you have to choose the kind of running in, which is most suitable.
- Against low defence - The running in players' primary task are to put screenings and try breaking through.
- Against high defence - The running in players primary task are, besides the above mentioned, to get behind the defence and be able to receive a pass and shoot.

Continuation of the play
If no success with the running in play is obtained, the game can go on with 2 CR-players (4-2) or return to 5-1 attack play.

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