ANGLE : BODY POSITION : CHECK : DECISION : EXECUTION
There are a few things a player can do to make the game easier. These techniques are rarely introduced to young players but the earlier these are introduced the better it will be for the player in the long run.
Young players are taught 'on the ball' techniques but then are usually not also given the essential 'off the ball ' techniques'. in simple terms this can be simplified into an A.B.C.D format.
A : Learning to make angles (triangle /diamond) between the passer and the next option.
B : Learn to play side on so that it is possible to see as much of the game/triangle as possible.
C : Always check and scan to get all the 'pictures of the game' needed to make better decisions.
D : Make a good decision which improves the position of the ball.
E : Make sure the quality of execution matches the quality of the decision.