Encourage support players to keep their depth and width, and get onto the end of a pass from the ball carrier either pre or post contact/tackle. If support players can learn the body language and intentions of their teammates, they can anticipate the best lines to take. MORE
Better communication and support
If our players communicated more effectively, then the ball carrier would know when to pass or when to take contact.
Create more opportunities for this to happen by making it matter. The best exercises provide chances for players to see the value in calling for the ball.
Here are four good activities to use.