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Delay & Pressure Quiz
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What is delay in soccer?
A defensive principle of play that focuses on slowing down the opposing team’s attack
An offensive strategy to create goal-scoring opportunities
A technique to win the ball back immediately
What are the benefits of successfully implementing delay?
Less goal-scoring opportunities, time to regroup, defensive stability, frustration of the opposition
More goal-scoring opportunities, time to attack, offensive stability, confidence
What concepts are important to teach players for effective delay?
Patience and discipline, body positioning and stance, communication and teamwork, transition play
Aggression and fouls, individual skill, selfishness, lack of communication
Offensive play, dribbling ability, showboating, lack of team spirit
When the first defender delays or pressures the attacker with the ball what does this allow the rest of the team to do?