Attackers rarely dribble right
through a defense. Almost always, they need support - ideally, closely
supporting players in front, behind, and on both sides.
for effective supporting play
The right distance. Stay close enough that you can be
reached with an easy pass. That means 7-10m away. Actual distance is
affected by how far away the defenders are.
The right angles. Make sure to maintain an open
passing angle (don’t stand where a defender can intercept the pass
without moving – sometimes called standing in the “shadow”). This is called
taking a good angle.
Option A. Think about a return pass to the
passer immediately – he is often open. Think about who you can pass to
before you get the ball.
Vision. Position yourself to see the ball and as
much of the field as possible.
Diagonals. Try to create diagonal passing lanes. Square
passes are dangerous if intercepted – then both the passer and the receiver
are running to recover!
Good close support
Here A1 A3 and A5 are providing
close support, easily open for passes before a defender can intercept.