Buffering by Caroline Ma

As a defender, buffering is the concept of adjusting the amount of space between you and the attacker when they are less likely to receive a pass, which can make it easier for you to be in the position when they are likely to be thrown to.

Buffering refers to the distance between you and the offensive player you are defending. This is most important to think about when maintaining your defensive priorities; see before diving further into this article as I’ll be referencing it heavily throughout. […]

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