Okay, so in other sports the sentiment seems to be watch the man (i.e. look at their belly button) but I have always found that it benefits me more to watch the ball. You don't get suckered by step-overs and feints, and you are better able to time a play on the ball because you know when it is away from the offensive player. Now you may not be as able to anticipate the movement of an attacker, but by knowing where the ball is you can disrupt moves by poking out the ball or putting yourself between the ball and the attacker. Anyway, that's my view. What is yours and what do you coach?