- Predict the play to best position yourself
- Position yourself to become the first defender if an opponent can receive the ball in a dangerous position and you are the best defensive option
Why is it important
- You have to keep close to the rest of the defenders but also close enough to a an opponent who is some distance from the ball.
- You should judge your distance by asking yourself if you could get to the player if he/she received a direct pass from where the ball is.