Time: 30 | Age groups: U12-U16, U17+

Aims and outcomes

Players will understand:

  • How support fits into the principles of play
  • What is meant by support
  • The different ways to support
  • How support fits into tactics

The team will benefit from:

  • Understanding why they focus on
    certain skills and tactics in training
  • Knowing how to attack more effectively
    in a game situation

What you'll need

Different class types required different resources. This table sets out what we think you'll need in each scenario, but feel free to amend it if you find something that works for you.

Lesson plan Slides Presentation notes Handout Online course Quiz Activities
Online class Y Y Y Y Y Y
Offline class Y Y Y Y Y
Before training Y Y
During training Y Y


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Presentation notes


When you've delivered the class you'll want to embed the learning with some practical activities. We recommend trying some or all of the activities below in your coaching sessions to put the theory into practice.

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