Ryde Hockey Club tactics: The “Fall Away” press

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net

This video shows an overview of the “fall away” press by Ryde Hunter Hills 1st Grade Captain Alex Jones. The fall away press is an alternative defensive structure to the full press, where the defending team “falls away” to in front of the half way line before attempting to trap the attacking team into side line pockets. Its a useful defensive structure for teams trying to compress the middle of the pitch and avoid becoming stretched and also for teams less confident in their ability to execute the full press.

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The Ryde Hunter Hills Hockey Club has more than 80 years of history and is one of the largest hockey Club’s in Australia. With 40 teams across veterans, senior and junior hockey competitions.

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