I coach my team to attack the opponent non-stop when they have the ball, when they lose it and when the opposition have it – defending is our first offensive action. What I try to get across in my coaching session is every player being an attacker and every player being a defender. MORE
Collapse Around the Ball
The term collapse around the ball is used to describe how a team’s defenders drop back to support a team mate pressing the ball.
For example, when a pass is played into an opposing forward, one defender goes tight and stops the opponent from turning.
Now the other three defenders collapse around the team mate to provide support and cover.