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
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.