One of the biggest pointers to how well your attacking support players are doing is the number of assists they get each match.
When you assess how your team is playing don’t forget the ones that are passing to the goalscorers because they are a very important part of your team. The unselfish ones who never get the glory but set up goals from all over the pitch.
Here are my tips for getting more of your players to make assists during the season.
To get your players to create more chances to score with brilliant assists you need to set up situations in training where they can experience this. Four square provides plenty of opportunities to make clever passes and set up play around the goal area.
A great session to use for helping with assists is The key player which gives you the tools to coach a key player in your team to set up plays and unlock the opposition’s defence. Balls played into space beyond the defenders and into wide positions are encouraged, as are quick passing moves.