|Country:||United States of America|
|Rank:||Elite – 9 points|
Simple session using rondo to teach the players the roles of 3 defenders when playing defense in small groups. Depending on the ability of your players, you could put a restiction that the defending players can't steal the ball, only make the movements needed.
Remember because this session uses rondo, and is not directional, you are only teaching the roles and responsibilities of each defending player. Distance, angle, and position of each player will change in a game depending on the amount of pressure on the ball, the body shape of the player in possession, the 1/3 of the field, all relative to where the goal you are defending is at.
A good defending team keeps everything in front of them, forces the opposing team sideways or backwards, doesn't let runs go unmarked in behind, and keeps one pass from beating them.