This quick free-kick is designed to catch opponents on the back foot. Without time to organise, they will be caught out not only by the speed of play but the switch of play. 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.