4v1 Intro Rondo
The four players on the sides of the square must pass the ball between themselves and avoid hitting the dribbling defender or their ball. The dribbling defender in the middle of the rondo has to dribble around the rondo trying to get in the way and block the 4 players passes. The four players on the sides of the square can move up and down their side of the square and should look to move to become open for their team mate who has the ball. If a player makes a pass that hits the dribbling defender or their ball they switch spots with the dribbling defender. Each pass is a point see if they can get to 10 points.
Size of your square is key. For beginners you want to make the square large enough to give the players some time and space to have success, you want to be careful not to make the square too big that they players are struggling with making a long pass across the Rondo.
Variations & Progressions
Make the rondo a little bigger to make it easier for the players on the outside of the rondo or make it much smaller to make it more difficult for them
Add more dribbling defenders into the middle of the rondo to make it more difficult for the players on the outside to keep the ball. This will introduce more obstacles for them. Give them bonus points if they can make a pass between the two dribbling defenders.
Remove the dribbling requirements for the defenders in the rondo and have them play at walking speed or have them bounce a ball while trying to block the pass. Slowly increase the difficulty level for the players passing the ball. Walking Defender >Sped Walking > Hopping > Jogging
Pass Quickly: As soon as you see a team mate who is open and you can get the ball to without hitting the dribbling defender pass them the ball don’t wait and look for any other options.
Look Before You Pass: Before you make your pass look and make sure the dribbling defender is not going to get in the way of the pass, if they are stop and change where you are going to pass to avoid them
Point Your Body Where You Want To Pass: Face the player you want to pass to this will help you make the ball go to your intended target, and try to have the ball infront of you when you pass it