EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Drop Off

Drop off is a delaying tactic used when a team is defending against a fast attack, or a counter attack.

When opponents launch a quick attack and have time to run at defenders, the defenders must drop off to reduce the space behind them and buy themselves time to squeeze together and reduce space.

This tactic enables the team to get into a good defensive position and decreases the danger of conceding a goal.

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Drop off

The red team “drops off” to reduce space behind them and get into a better defensive position

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